Steroid medication can lead to acne development, particularly anabolic steroids.
ACNE CONGLOBTA OR NODULOCYSTIC ACNE
This is a severe form of Acne Vulgaris (common acne), with infection deep under the surface of the skin and a high risk of severe scarring. Care should be taken to treat this acne as quickly as possible.
This form of acne occurs when the sufferer has picked at the spots, sometimes subconsciously as a nervous reflex. It leads to a longer healing period and carries a greater risk of scarring.
Acne Mechanica sees the spots in an irregular pattern, very unlike Acne Vulgaris. This shows that the skin has been exposed to a specific substance.
This rarer type of acne is characterised by sudden onset of pustules and nodules on red cheeks, chin and/or forehead, typically in young adult women.
This is an uncommon yet severe, cystic form of acne that mostly affects males, and may by accompanied by fever and joint pain