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Comedonal Acne


Updated June 09, 2014

Comedones - Acne Breakouts

Comedonal Acne

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The term used to describe a form of non-inflammatory acne. Comedonal acne consists of blackheads, or comedones. The skin may look and feel bumpy, or have a "sandpapery" texture. For some, inflamed pimples only occur occasionally. For others, breakouts may become inflamed.

Comedonal acne is often treated with salicylic acid, or retinoids such as Retin-A and Differin.

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