Are acne and pimples the same? | Skin Perfection

Are acne and pimples the same?

If you are an acne sufferer you may experience that different parts of your body or face display different kind of acne and pimples. Both which  you wish would disappear forever. But are acne and pimples the same? No, they are not. So how do you differentiate them and how can you tackle each?

Are acne and pimples are the same?

No acne and pimples are not the same. While acne is a condition that affects you hair follicles and oil glands, pimples are only one of its symptoms. 

So how can you tell the difference between acne and pimples?

Acne’s caused by the production of excess sebum. Which is an oil that stops the skin from drying out. This oil clumps together with dead skin cells within your pores, causing an acne lesion or spot.

These lesions vary in size and severity. Pimples appear when the clogged pores become infected. The bump you see on your skin is due to an infestation of bacteria, and a single pimple is born.

While a pimple is usually a singular infected bump, acne is the presence of several pus-filled breakouts spread across the skin. 

If you are experiencing frequent breakouts, you probably suffer from acne. Having persistent breakouts can affect your self-esteem massively, but there are plenty of effective treatments on the market to help keep your acne under control.

To learn more about your skin and how you can prevent or manage your acne, why not visit us at our Oxford Street clinic, in Central London? My Expert team will start with a thorough assessment of your skin.

How to book an appointment?

As the first step of your skin journey  at Skin Perfection, you will be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of  your skin.

Following your assessment a personalised treatment plan will be recommended to address your skin concerns. During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy.

Contact our team today to book an appointment.

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