Comedonal Acne

Comedones - Acne Breakouts - Photo © A.D.A.M.

Comedonal Acne.  Photo © A.D.A.M.

Updated June 09, 2014.

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.