How many bumps do you have on your skin?
Almost the entire surface of the skin is covered with bumps
Do you have any nodules on your skin?
Do you have acne scars?
What amount of papules (red nodules) do you have on your skin?
Present in large numbers
Are there areas on the skin with altered color (redness) at the places, where there were blackheads?
There are, but not much
Yes, all over the affected surface
Do blackheads differ from the skin by color?
They are noticeably darker
They have flesh or whitish color
They are reddish
They are red
What do the blackheads on your skin look like?
Choose which of these descriptions is more suitable for your type of acne:
Dark specks and spots
Crumbly red nodes with a white center
White slightly noticeable dots
Painful red nodules
Does acne make you feel uncomfortable?
Yes, physically and emotionally
Black specks are the small black or dark spots that look like slight bumps on the skin. The skin around the blackheads looks normal, while the center is darker than the surrounding area. Many rinses, moisturizers, gels, and creams containing a mixture of active substances eliminate such acne quite effectively. Pharmacy drugs such as salicylic acid, resorcinol, benzoyl peroxide are also useful. Also it is necessary to reduce stress, eat balanced food, lead a healthy lifestyle and give up bad habits.
Pustules (pimples) are the large, soft bulges with a defined center. The center is filled with whitish or yellowish pus, which is generated by immune and bacterial cells, while the cone has a pink or red base. A few tips for prevention: Wash the affected area with cold water and soap; apply a warm compress to the affected area for 10-15 minutes to raise "dirt” to the surface; use solutions with benzoyl peroxide to fight bacteria and with salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells and other contaminants.
Cysts are very large, soft, painful, red or white nubbles located deep under the skin and filled with pus. Cysts are formed even deeper than nodules, and they are among the most severe forms of acne. Cysts also leave skin defects, dark spots, and scars. Treating severe forms of acne at home is not recommended. These lesions require medical supervision. Doctors, as a rule, prescribe complex treatment to get rid of nodules and cysts. It usually includes antibiotics, corticosteroids, oral contraceptives for hormonal eruption, steroid injections, chemical peels and also photodynamic therapy to fight bacteria.
Wens are the small whitish or flesh-colored spots or bumps on the skin. They typically have a white, round center surrounded by a red halo. The skin around the white center of the blackheads may look dense or wrinkled, however, such blackheads usually do not leave scars. Many rinses, moisturizers, gels, and creams containing a mixture of active substances eliminate such problems quite well. Pharmacy drugs such as salicylic acid, resorcinol, benzoyl peroxide are also useful. Also it is necessary to reduce stress, eat balanced food, lead a healthy lifestyle and give up bad habits.