The Different Types of Acne and How to Treat Them

There is not just one type of acne; depending on the type of acne you have, you may require a different treatment than another acne sufferer. So, getting to know the different types not only educates you, but helps you clear your skin more effectively.

The Different Types of Acne
You may suffer from more than one type of acne or you could just have one. Identifying which types you have can lead to a better treatment.


  • Blackheads and Whiteheads – These are caused by oil build up and dead skin cells. They cause small bumps on the surface of your skin. Unlike other types of acne, these are the easiest to treat.
  • Papules and Pustules – As the pores of your skin become irritated, larger pimples may appear. A papule is hard to the touch and when they are close together, your skin may feel rough and coarse. Pustules are similar to papules, but are filled with liquid pus, have a yellowish colour, and look more like a blister. These are harder to treat.
  • Nodules and Cysts – If the pore becomes even more blocked or irritated, you could suffer from nodules and cysts. These can become filled with pus (cysts) or hard skin spots (nodules). While harder to treat, they are not impossible to get rid of.

Treating Acne
Proper skincare is the most important when trying to clear up your skin. However, skin hygiene is not always enough – after all, it could be hormones or genetics causing your acne. Even the most aggressive cases of acne may benefit from professional skincare treatments. From facial peels to laser treatments to acne scar removal, there are plenty of ways to give you clear skin, regardless of how long you have dealt with acne.

Thérapie Clinic offers innovative treatments for acne sufferers. We can help you combat this embarrassing skin ailment and reveal healthier, clearer skin with our advanced techniques.

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Stop living with acne and meet with a Thérapie Clinic skincare expert today. We offer free consultations for acne sufferers and can create a customised skincare program just for your type of acne. Get started by meeting with us at Thérapie Clinic for a free consultation. Call us on 0800 511 8554 in the UK or find a clinic near you.