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please help me clear this up: what exactly is a cyst? how is it different from a normal pimple?

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Cystic acne is deeper in your skin. Cysts are the ones you can't squeeze, or wouldn't want to. It would lead to pretty bad scarring neutral.gif

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Not really. Its VERY obvious compared to whiteheads etc. Cysts are large (i mean, huge) and hard bumps you feel in your face. They don't have a head, too.

PS: No pun intended.

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I sometimes get the ones that are hard to squeeze, but they are never very large, and last about the time of an average pimple.. but never get a whitehead and are kinda underneath the skin?

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I get spots that are underneath the skin, but arent extremely large..they ITCH a lot...I just started getting them since I took Yasmin. Before that it was always on the surface, pretty much. I dont know if these are cysts yet cause they havent gotten big and red yet....

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