I have this patch of pimples near my nose/lips that will not heal, will not stop sprouting pimples or turn white. I can feel a huge buldge from that area. I know it is not cystic because I do not get cystic acne. It is dark and noticeable with makeup on, even. Regardless of the patch, this side is continuing to clear up. It was terrible for quite a while. I was getting at least five new pimples a day in this area. Now, I am just getting a few every few days. I would say that is an improvement. The scarring looks much worse than it did, however.