Symptoms of acne may vary depend on the severity of the condition and the type of acne. In general, acne can be classified into two categories: Non-inflamed acne and Inflamed acne.
Non-Inflamed acne is usually less visible because they are not red or painful, these include microcomedo, blackheads, and whiteheads. Symptoms of non-inflamed acne include bumps on the skin’s surface or an uneven skin texture.
People with non-inflamed acne may experience blackheads, milia, and closed comedones. While non-inflamed acne is less visible, but they will make the skin feel rough. If left untreated, non-inflamed acne could turn into inflamed acne.
Inflamed Acne is characterized by redness and inflammation. Inflamed acne can be ranges in acuity from mild to extremely severe. Some people with inflamed acne will experience only the occasional pustule while others will experience angry-looking cysts. Cystic acne is the most serious form of inflamed acne, which can cause damage to the skin and scarring.
Symptoms of inflamed acne may include redness, swelling, and skin irritation, along with possible crusting, flowing, or scabbing of the lesions.
Acne is usually not a serious medical condition. But you might want to seek medical treatment from a GP for persistent pimples or inflamed cysts to avoid scarring or damage to your skin. Also you might want to ask a GP if your acne can be controlled or diminished.