Many dermatologists and researchers says that there are four main types of severe acne. It depends on the the type of lesions which occurs on the skin and side effects on the patient, for example scarring. Nevertheless severe acne can affect not only the person’s but aslo a social life causing stress, emotional and psychological disorder.
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. Moreover, it is usually more frequent in women but more severe in men. Then again it is and rarely seen on darker or black skin.
In fact it is a chronic (long-term), incurable but diagnosable and treatable skin condition with periodic ups and downs. Furthermore, 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 to their 50s. It is possible that those who had no problems with acne during puberty have problem with acne breakouts as adults. The same negative effects can occur both on a man or woman as if it is a teenage acne. Probably even more because of the stress caused by every day obligations. What causes adult acne is no mystery and some causes can be found here.
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.
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Surprisingly myths about acne still persist and are passed down from one generation to another. At the same time, today we have many valuable and good information about acne causes, treatments and prevention. Published in some health and beauty magazines these myths about acne have a big influence on understanding of acne. Especially this is evident on treatment methods.
Furthermore, therapy based on these myths can have less effect and can often worsen the case of severe acne.