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What Is The Difference Between Acne And Pimples?

What is The Difference Between Acne and Pimples

The difference between Acne and Pimple is subtle. But when they appear, they’re not the best definition of subtlety.

Both describe the nasty breakouts that curse our skin. But the question is, are they the same? If you’ve got an acne-prone skin, you might see it on different parts of your body in an unusual form. Here’s a brief guide on the difference between acne and pimple so you too can zap it without being bogged down.

Main Difference Between ACNE and Pimples:

Pimples and acne are two kinds of skin conditions which are caused due to improper dietary factors and hormonal imbalances. The main difference between acne and pimple is that pimples are a type of skin lesion, whereas acne is a chronic skin condition. Acne usually pops up when the hair follicles get clogged with dead skin cells and sebum.

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Let’s get to know both of them in brief…

What Is A Pimple?

A pimple is a small papule which develops once the sebaceous glands becomes clogged, resulting in a swollen, red-colored lesion filled with pus. This occurs due to increased production of sebum, resulting to dead skin cells, clogged pores, and bacteria. These papules are usually spotted on the face, neck, back and shoulder. Even though pimples are not life-threatening, it is better to seek medical advice before it causes any further psychological issues.

Simple Steps To Control Pimples:

  • Consuming a balanced diet
  • Washing face twice a day and keeping it well hydrated
  • Avoid touching or bursting pimples
  • Avoid using makeup and facial creams containing harsh compounds and acids
  • Washing off makeup using a cleanser
  • Maintain a good self-hygiene

What Is ACNE?

Acne is an unceasing skin situation when the hair follicles get blocked with dead skin cells and sebum, which is secreted by the sebaceous glands. Acne mostly strikes teenagers due to hormonal changes and amplified androgen production during puberty. Acne affects the face, the upper part of the chest and back.

Lifestyle modifications and minimizing the consumption of junk and sugary food, carbonated drinks and oily food is highly advised. Early interventions and supervised medical treatment are highly encouraged in order to lessen the lasting impacts such as scarring, pigmentation, and darkening of the skin.

Simple Steps To Control ACNE:

  • Use fragrance-free, noncomedogenic moisturizers
  • Stay hydrated
  • Limit applying makeup
  • Limit sun exposure
  • Use tea tree oil
  • Medically prescribed antibiotics
  • Reduce stress

Medical Treatments For ACNE & Pimple At Skin City

At Skin City, our dedicated professionals perform a wide range of Acne Scar Treatments. Our effective acne treatment ranges from Rs 5000/- to extensive treatments from Rs 50,000/-.

1. Laser Treatment

Severe acne like a ‘Carbon peel’ is the latest addition to the treatment protocol. This treatment is effective in preventing future recurrence.

2. Ultrapulse Total FX

Skin City has the world’s most effective Ultrapulse Total FX laser technology for acne scars. The results of the treatment vary on the time you give to it.

3. Scar Control Express

Scar Control Express involves the world’s most effective acne scar correction elements i.e. Ultra pulse deep FX laser treatment, subcision collagenesis and scar shouldering. 3 sessions of Scar of the treatment at an interval of 2-3 months each will give the best possible results in most acne scar patients.

4. Scar Control Subtle

This protocol aims at achieving acne scar flattening without any downtime. This combines ‘Trans Dermal’ RF collagenesis, subcision collagenesis and Helios II Fractional Qswitch pigment equalization. Six to eight sessions of Scar Control Subtle at monthly intervals gives significant acne scar flattening.

A combination of personalized medical treatment and fortnightly cleanup sessions for 3 months would clear active acne and reddish brown acne pigmentation. Very severe acne may require an additional 3 months followed by monthly maintenance sessions for another 3 months.

Is All ACNE/Pimple Treatable?

Yes, we help you with all types of acne, ranging from mild and moderate to severe. The treatment we offer you will depend on the severity of your acne. But even if you’re thinking, “Isn’t my acne too severe to do anything about?” our skin specialist are will prescribe medication and conduct treatment.

About The Author

Skin Specialist in Pune

Dr Niteen Dhepe is a Board Certified Dermatologist and has developed himself as a pioneer in field of Cosmetic Dermatology and Lasers in India. He is the biggest entrepreneur in contemporary dermatology world of India.

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