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Cystic Acne What Is Cystic Acne? Cystic acne is a severe, and often scarring, type of acne with larger, more painful lesions called nodules and/or cysts. It responds to treatment with benzoyl peroxide, but physicians sometimes prescribe isotretinoin (Accutane) to patients with extremely severe cystic acne. September 15,2018
Cystic Acne Should You Pop Cystic Acne? Never pop an acne nodule or cyst. They usually do contain no pus, and there is nothing to "pop." Even if a cystic acne lesion contains pus, it is so far under the skin that you will only worsen the infection by attempting to pop it. To quickly heal a large acne lesion, get a cortisone shot instead. September 15,2018
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 means more severe acne. Both males and females with cystic acne tend to have higher levels of androgens. September 30,2018
Cystic Acne Cystic Acne on the Body The body has larger and more productive skin oil glands, and therefore, more severe acne lesions often develop on the back, chest, shoulders, and the... September 30,2018
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