What is acne?
Acne, also called acne vulgaris, is the most common skin condition in the United States. There are several different variants of acne vulgaris. Acne vulgaris is characterized by comedomes, papules, pustules, and nodules located around sebaceous glands. A comedone is a whitehead (closed comedone) or a blackhead (open comedone) without any signs of inflammation such as redness or tenderness. Papules and pustules are raised bumps with obvious inflammation. Please see “acne vulgaris” for more information.
What kind of acne do I have?
Occasionally, patients with acne vulgaris may exhibit variants of the disease. Some of these variants require more aggressive treatment.
How is acne treated?
Please refer to “Acne Vulgaris.”