Category: Acne Types

Adult Acne

Acne can occur later on in life and acne beyond the twenties, a condition known as adult acne, is very common. In adult acne, the pimple is called a comedo by doctors. It consists of skin tissues, keratin, and fat that plugs up the hair follicle. If the pimple is open, it is called a blackhead, and when it is closed, it is called a whitehead. The whiteheads in adult acne are what cause the rupturing of the walls of the hair follicle. When this happens, redness, pustules, papules, and infection occur.

While it remains known that boys have a higher probability of having acne scars, it is also known that women have a higher probability of adult acne. A common misconception is that adult acne is the result of inadequate hygiene. Unfortunately, it is not that easy. Both teen acne and adult acne are a result of hormones causing extreme oil buildup and a clogging of the pores containing the hair follicle. Because the flux of the problem lies in hormone fluctuations, women are more likely to have adult acne through the varying degrees of fluctuations that occur in their monthly cycle.

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Baby Acne

One of the many things that new mothers can add to their laundry list of concerns is baby acne. Fortunately, however, baby acne is not a harmful condition to infants, but, if prevalent, it can cause great distress for new mothers who want their new infant to be glorious, beautiful, and perfect. Baby acne has also been termed acne neonatorum but is most commonly known as baby acne. This is a condition that is seen in approximately 20% of newborns.

Onset of the baby acne generally occurs at approximately 2 weeks and will not last longer than 3 months of age. Baby acne is shown as in tiny red dots or lesions that typically affect the foreheads, cheeks, and nasal bridge of babies.

Hormones play a large role in the development of baby acne. This occurs when the mother”s hormones linger after birth. Maternal hormones will cross the placenta barrier to the child and, after birth, will force the oil glands under the skin”s surface to produce tiny lesions that appear as baby acne. Baby acne typically improves after a couple of weeks but, in some babies, it can persist for several months.

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Back Acne

Back acne does not discriminate for age or sex and is seen in the form of whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, and cysts. It is commonly referred to as “Backne” in slang and affects both men and women alike in the 10- to 40-age range. Knowing what causes back acne and what its treatments are is key in preventing it.



Hormone fluctuations seem to play a fundamental role in the production of back acne. This lends credence to the notion that back acne is most prevalent in the 10- to 40-age group. Because the start of puberty varies among individuals, and hormone fluctuations for menopause typically begin to occur around the age of 40, it only makes sense that this age group would be the most affected by back acne.

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