4 Types of Acne and How to Treat Them, Part 2

In our last post, we covered two very different forms of acne and how to treat them. In total there are four distinct types of acne that all have different causes and should all be dealt with differently. For a treatment to be effective, you must first determine which type of acne you suffer from. This guide will help you figure out your type, and help you treat it.

Cystic Acne

Cystic acne is the most severe type of acne, characterized by deep inflammation in the skin. This type most often leads to scarring. It can be painful and requires aggressive treatment.

Hormonal-onset Acne

Hormonal acne, unlike most other types of acne, is found in women in their 20s and 30s, rather than a teenager going through puberty. It is usually found on the lower part of the face and can be caused by a drop in estrogen levels. It usually forms during or around the time of your period.

The best advice for any acne . . .

While not all acne is the same, there are a few things that you should do to protect your skin no matter which type you suffer from – Don’t pop your pimples! Popping or picking at zits can lead to scarring, which can be even more difficult to treat than the acne itself. It can also cause even more bacteria to get under your skin, leading to more severe acne.

If you’re dealing with acne, make an appointment with our dermatologist. Colorado Skin Care specialized in advanced dermatology in Colorado, and we can help you combat your acne, no matter what type you face.

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