Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Acne Vulgaris

Acne Vulgaris - Symptoms

How does acne present?

  • Earliest signs of acne include white heads (closed comedones) and black heads (open comedones).
  • Inflammatory acne presents as reddish bumps (papules) and pus bumps (pustules).
  • More severe acne presents with cysts and nodules.
  • Acne can occur on the face, chest or upper back.
  • When acne heals, it can leave scars which may be atrophic (punched-out) or hypertrophic/ keloid (thickened).
  • Pigmentation (dark spots) can also occur when acne lesions heal. This is more common in darker skin types and if lesions are picked at.

Acne Vulgaris - How to prevent?

Acne Vulgaris - Diagnosis

Acne Vulgaris - Preparing for surgery

Acne Vulgaris - Post-surgery care

Acne Vulgaris - Other Information

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth