Black heads and white heads
- Black heads and white heads are causing from clogging pores with dead skin cells, excess oil/sebum production and bacteria
- If the pores still open, you can see the black heads
- If the pores closed, you will see a tiny skin colored or white colored bumps
- Avoid scrubbing them to prevent worsening of acne
How to treat black heads and white heads acne?
-To unclog the pores, using retinoid or Retin A or gentle chemical exfoliator such as AHA, BHA face wash is recommended.
- Benzoyl peroxide topical spot treatment is also recommended to get rid of P.acne bacteria on your skin.
-This process of get rid of acne and pimples takes time. Usually at least 1 month- 6 months to start seeing the effective result. So don't be discourage if you haven't see an immediate result from acne treatment.
- When excess oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells push deeper into the skin and cause inflammation (redness and swelling), you’ll see small, red bumps called papules . They feel hard and when you touch, it feels like sand paper.
- To treat papule acne, wash your face using cleanser contained salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide twice daily
- Use topical Benzoyl Peroxide as the spot treatment twice daily
- Try not to touch your face during the day, avoid pop your acne, it may worsening or leaves acne scars
Cystic acne and acne nodule
-These acne blemishes penetrate deep into the skin, and often cause permanent acne scars when they heal. If you have acne that looks like this, you might need to consider seeing a dermatologist’s help to treat it.
-Acne treatment for cystic acne needs multimodality treatment such as topical benzoyl peroxide topical vitamin A derivatives and topical antibiotics plus oral antibiotics, oral spironolactone, oral isotretinoin.