A pattern of blemishes in an area of resulting from the skin condition.
About Acne Lesions
People with frequently have a variety of , some of which are shown in the illustrations below. The basic acne , called the comedo (KOM-e-do), is simply an enlarged and plugged . If the comedo stays beneath the , it is called a and produces a white bump called a .
A comedo that reaches the surface of the and opens up is called an or because it looks black on the skin’s surface. This black discoloration is due to changes in as it is exposed to air. It is not due to dirt. Both and may stay in the skin for a long time.
Other troublesome can develop, including the following:. Inflamed that usually appear as small, pink bumps on the and can be tender to the . (). topped by white or yellow -filled that may be red at the base. . Large, painful, solid that are lodged deep within the . . Deep, painful, -filled that can cause scarring.