Is There Hope For Cystic Acne?

What You Need to Know About Cystic Acne and Treatment

Of all of the types of acne, cystic acne is probably the worst. While some may think it doesn't appear to be much worse than other types of acne, it is definitely more painful and tends to leave the most scars. The problem is, cystic acne is often the hardest to treat. Fortunately, there is some hope. If you suffer from cystic acne, here are some things you need to know...

You Can't Pop It

Okay, if you've never had cystic acne you don't know how satisfying (albeit painful) it can be to finally pop one of those suckers. Every time you gently brush the surface of your face or accidentally hit the blemish at all then "you-know-what" breaks loose and the intense pain suddenly rears its horrific ugly head.

You just want to get rid of it, so you sometimes resort to squeezing as hard as you possibly can (ignoring the severe and torturous pain) to get the thing to explode (and it DOES explode). There is finally some relief to the pressure, however, you've probably just made the situation worse.

You can't pop cystic acne. Even if you manage to get the cyst to "explode" through to the surface, you're just spreading it. You're gonna have more cystic blemishes in a few days thanks to the torture you just put your skin through. Instant gratification, yes. But you're gonna pay in the long run (not to mention the scar you're gonna get).

What You Can Do

When it comes to immediate relief of cystic acne, the best thing you can do is visit a dermatologist. He or she can drain your cysts, prescribe antibiotics or even inject cortisone into the blemish, reducing the swelling and inflammation.

In addition to treating the acne with a dermatologist, you might want to get to the root of what is causing the acne. Many acne conditions have underlying health problems behind them, so getting to the bottom of your health issues will also help alleviate your cystic acne.

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