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What are the different types of acne lesions?
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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
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In brief: Yes
Dermatologists classify acne into three types: comedonal (black and whiteheads), inflammatory(pimples), and cystic (deep acne cysts).
Comedonal acne responds well to topical treatments (benzoyl peroxide, retina, etc), while inflammatory acne may need a combination of topicals and oral medications. Most patients with cystic acne do best with oral antibiotics or accutane.

In brief: Yes
Dermatologists classify acne into three types: comedonal (black and whiteheads), inflammatory(pimples), and cystic (deep acne cysts).
Comedonal acne responds well to topical treatments (benzoyl peroxide, retina, etc), while inflammatory acne may need a combination of topicals and oral medications. Most patients with cystic acne do best with oral antibiotics or accutane.
Dr. Margaret Mann
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
In brief: Many
There are whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules, cysts.

In brief: Many
There are whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules, cysts.
Dr. Robert Jackson
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