Acne is one of the commonest skin condition encountered by skin specialist in delhi nd other cities. The best skin specialist in Delhi is the one who can help you reduce acne as well as restrict scarring and hyperpigmentation.
Acne is a skin disease that affects the follicles, or tiny pores that cover your face and body. A follicle is a tiny duct in the skin where hair grows. Inside each follicle, at the bottom of the hair, is a sebaceous gland that produces oil called sebum. When your body produces too much sebum, the pores become sticky and clogged with oil and dead skin, (a clogged pore is known as a comedo) resulting in the bacteria on your skin becoming infected and inflamed. This inflammation is the birth of acne.
Acne also is hereditary. If your parents had acne, then chances are you’ll have it too.
Whiteheads and Blackheads
Whiteheads are formed when a plug of sebum closes up the pore and forms a tiny bump
with a white center.
Blackheads are clogged pores with a dark center. A lot of people think the dark center in a
blackhead is dirt, which is not true. The dark color you see is a result of the pores being
opened up and exposed to air.
Papule and Pustule
Papules and pustules are commonly known as zits. When your pores become blocked,
they become irritated and open up, allowing bacteria to get under your skin. When this
infection under the skin builds up and bulges out, a small red bump called a papule is
If the bump is filled with pus, a yellowish white substance, it is called a pustule. Pustules
are a sign of a greater infection and are more severe.
A large, painful, pus-filled lump under the skin is a cyst or nodule. This is the most
severe kind of acne. Cysts form when the infection is deep under the skin. If the
inflammation is very severe, the pus can burst under the surface of the skin, which can
lead to greater infection and more cysts. This kind of acne can lead to permanent scarring.