Skin Fixes For Cystic Acne

November 30, 2023

Cystic acne is pus filled acne that develops on the face or different parts of your body. Cystic acne is a severe form of pimples which can cause pain, redness, swelling, inflammation and leave scars. Pimple develops when skin gets clogged and bacteria gets trapped within the skin’s outer layer. This causes the bacteria to accumulate and leads to the development of cystic acne.
Cystic acne is a difficult yet treatable condition with proper use of topical and antibiotic course medicine. In this blog, we have attempted to present a concise heads-up on a few of the causes and treatment options for cystic acne.
Cystic acne is majorly a hormonal and genetic condition. They are often painful and can cause scarring on the face.

What does cystic acne look like?

  • A red bump on the face
  • Single or clustered acne
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Pus – whitish yellow
  • Crusty

Treatment Ways for Cystic Acne

Cystic acne must be treated by a skin specialist/dermatologist instead of administering treatment ways on your own. Depending on the severity and scale of the issue, it can take up to three to six months to completely treat cystic acne and scarring. Cystic acne treatments include:

  • Antibiotic creams, medications, gels and lotions to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation.
  • Azelaic or salicylic acid should be included in treatment regimen through creams or face washes.
  • Benzoyl peroxide to reduce bacteria on the skin.
  • Retinol and vitamin A also help reduce dead skin cells.
  • Incision and drainage, corticosteroid injections can be administered to shrink large acne pimples and drain bus.
  • Oral retinoid commonly called Accutane can also be suggested.

Preventing Techniques of Cystic Acne

Here are some ways you can reduce the risk of cystic acne and prevent yourself from this skin condition:

  • Never sleep with makeup on.
  • Use a mild cleanser that is gentle and according to your skin type.
  • Apply an oil free moisturizer.
  • Use lukewarm water and round motions to clean your face in the morning ang before going to bed.
  • Don’t pick pimples on your face.
  • Wash your hair regularly and keep hair away from your face.
  • A high glycemic index diet which includes high amounts of dairy and sugar can contribute to breakouts as well.

When To Seek Professional Help

Cystic acne is a skin condition that needs to be treated through professional medical help. You should immediately call your health care provider if you experience extreme pain, clustered acne that does not heal, swollen or red pimples.
At Medusa Aesthetics, we provide a range of dermatological options to treat and prevent cystic acne. Call us now at (833) 633 8721 to get detailed information on our services.

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