Cystic Acne: A Living Nightmare

What You Need To Know About Cystic Acne

When people think of acne, the word “cystic” usually doesn’t come to mind. In fact, the phrase “cystic acne” is very rare compared to the words “zit” or “pimple.” If you or someone you know suffers from acne and you have no idea what cystic acne is, there are some things you need to know.

What Is Cystic Acne?

Cystic acne is the name used to refer to severe acne that consists of large pus-filled cysts or “nodules” containing a mixture of sebum and keratin. The blemishes are usually very deep and very painful. Cystic acne blemishes can last for months and squeezing them can prolong actually prolong the lesions and is likely to cause more pain and infection. As if that wasn’t bad enough, cystic acne is also often more likely to cause scarring, and unfortunately, usually occurs on the most visible part of the body -- the face

A Formidable Foe

If you suffer from cystic acne it is, unfortunately, not the type of acne that you are going to be able to successfully treat with over-the-counter medications. Most people who suffer from cystic acne need to seek the care of a dermatologist -- and the sooner the better. If you see a dermatologist, he or she can provide you with ways to relieve the pain associated with cystic acne and can also give you advice to help prevent scarring from the cystic acne blemishes.

However Painful It Is, Don’t Pop It

No matter what type of acne you have, people are going to tell you not to pop it. If you have cystic acne, it is extremely important you follow this advice. Cystic acne forms well beneath the skin and popping this type of acne will likely result in infection and notable scarring.

Extreme Cases Take Extreme Measures

Most of the time I am a strong opponent to the use of Accutane. In some cases of cystic acne, I tend to relent a bit. In extreme cases when cystic acne doesn’t respond to natural treatments, Accutane might be prescribed. Accutane is a powerful medication that has proven to be very effective at treating cystic acne.

If you or someone you know suffers from cystic acne, start by taking the free e-course at this acne treatment website. You can beat your cystic acne, it’s just a matter of knowing where to turn and how to fight it.


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