Posted on November 8, 2006, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

Called acne vulgaris, this skin disease can vary from quite mild to extremely severe. Acne usually develops when the sebaceous glands and the lining of the hair follicle begin to work overtime. When the follicle is overworked and clogged, cells and sebum accumulate, forming a plug.

  1. Pimples, commonly called zits, typically on the face and upper torso.
  2. Pustules, small elevated pus containing lesion of the skin
  3. Whiteheads, are plugs that stay below the surface of the skin
  4. Blackheads, are plugs that enlarge, pop out and has a dark top
  5. Cysts


Posted on November 7, 2006, in Uncategorized, with 0 Comments

  1. Acne is a disease that affects the skin's oil glands.
  2. The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum.
  3. A thin hair also grows through the follicle and out to the skin.
  4. Most pimples are found on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders.
  5. Sometimes, the hair, sebum, and skin cells clump together into a plug. The bacteria in the plug causes swelling. Then when the plug starts to break down, a pimple grows.
  6. There are many types of pimples. The most common types are: Whiteheads, Blackheads, Papules, Pustules, Nodules, Cysts.

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