Q3. Is there more than one type of acne?

A3. Yes. There are other types of acne apart from the common acne vulgaris (simply known as acne) which include:

  • Acne rosacea
  • Acne cosmetica
  • Smokers acne

These are discussed in more detail in our acne types section.

Acne is usually categorised into the following:

  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe

These categorisations are used by dermatologists and other healthcare professionals when diagnosing acne.

Mild cases of acne can be treated at home but moderate and severe forms will require medical intervention.

FAQS Index:

Acne FAQs

  1. What is ‘acne vulgaris’?
  2. What causes acne?
  3. Is there more than one type of acne?
  4. Why has my teenage son developed acne?
  5. Why do some people develop acne in adulthood?
  6. What are the different types of acne spots?
  7. Does eating too much chocolate cause acne?
  8. Is acne caused by not washing your face properly?
  9. Does stress cause acne?
  10. Will sun bathing or using a sun bed improve my acne?
  11. Why is it bad to pick or squeeze acne spots?
  12. Does acne cause emotional problems?
  13. Does make-up cause acne?
  14. What is mild acne?
  15. What is moderate acne?
  1. What is severe acne?
  2. Can I treat acne at home?
  3. How is acne treated?
  4. What is ‘Roaccutane?’
  5. What are ‘Retinoids?’
  6. What is ‘Dalacin?’
  7. Does acne clear up by itself?
  8. What causes acne scars?
  9. How do you treat acne scars?
  10. How long before I notice any difference from my acne treatment?
  11. How should I manage my acne?
  12. Should I follow a skin care regime?
  13. What is ‘intense pulsed light’ therapy?
  14. What is ‘N-Lite’ laser treatment?
  15. Can we prevent acne?

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