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Cystic Acne Do Hormones Cause Cystic Acne? Hormones, specifically androgens, which are male hormones found in both males and females, are required for acne to form. Generally speaking, more androgens lead to more severe acne. Both males and females with cystic acne tend to have higher levels of androgens. April 20, 2021
What Is Acne What Is Pyoderma Faciale? Pyoderma faciale is a severe form of acne that afflicts only females. It presents itself with severe redness as well as a variety of severe and less-severe acne lesions on the face. Treatment normally entails oral steroids and isotretinoin. April 20, 2021
At Home Treatments Can Applying Toothpaste to the Skin Treat Acne? Even though you may have heard that toothpaste can help spot treat a pimple, it is unlikely to do much good, if any. Fluoride-based toothpastes in particular are a concern because they may irritate the skin, which can theoretically make acne worse. April 20, 2021
Cystic Acne What's the Best Treatment for Cystic Acne? When acne is severe, widespread, and scarring, isotretinoin is the most effective treatment, but comes with severe, and potentially lifelong side effects. It also causes severe birth defects. Other options include oral antibiotics, steroids, and hormonal treatment (females only). April 19, 2021