According to many dermatologists and researchers there are four main types of severe acne, regarding the type of lesions that it creates on the skin and side effects on the patient, for example scarring. Beside the body, severe acne can affect the person’s social life causing stress, emotional and psychological disorder.
These are the types of severe acne.
Rosacea is a acne-like skin condition, not acne, that affects many people, primarily Caucasians or Europoids, throughout the world (45 million) mostly those over the age of 30, both sexes. It is usually more frequent in women but more severe in men, and rarely seen on darker or black skin.
It is considered a chronic (long-term), incurable but diagnosable and treatable skin condition with periodic ups and downs. It generally appears as a red rash at the central region of the face, mainly the forehead, the chin, and the lower half of the nose.
Adult acne is another type of acne vulgaris that affects 25% of adult men and 50% of adult women over 30 all the way up to their 50s. It is possible that those who had no problems with acne during puberty have found that they are having acne breakouts with the same negative effects on a man or woman as teenage acne, probably even more because of stress caused by every day obligations.
If it appears for the first time in adulthood it should be investigated to find out what are the main factors.
Acne Vulgaris is yet another term referring to common acne. This kind of acne is typically for adolescents. Nevertheless, it is possible that acne persists and become more severe reaching adulthood.
There are two main types of acne vulgaris: non-inflammatory acne (also called comedones) and inflammatory acne.
In spite of many good and valid information about acne available today these myths persist and are passed down from one generation to another. Published in some health and beauty magazines these myths have a big influence on understanding acne in general and especially on treatment methods.
Furthermore, therapy based on these myths can have less effective results and can often do additional damage in case of severe acne.