Cystic acne: what solution to get rid of it?

Cystic acne

Cystic acne is a so- called “severe” form of acne , characterized by the formation of pimples and deep subcutaneous inflammatory lesions such as cysts or microcysts . Acne can also be nodulo-cystic with the presence of nodules present quite deep in the epidermis and which form a firm mass and more than 5 mm in diameter. These lesions can leave scars .

To treat this type of severe acne , it is necessary to consult a dermatologist or even an endocrinologist. Severe acne can leave scars on the skin and requires proper treatment.

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Symptoms of Cystic Acne or Severe Acne

Cystic acne causes different inflammatory lesions to appear on the skin. Cystic acne lesions often cause pain. Comedones, nodules, and cysts are most commonly found on the face , but you can also have diaper acne or back acne . Acne can be cystic early on or get worse if not treated properly.

To treat your acne, you can teleconsult a general practitioner or a dermatologist. If necessary, the doctor may ask you to send him a photo of the lesions due to cystic acne to make a diagnosis and adapt your treatment.

Is cystic acne of hormonal origin?

This imbalance stimulates the sebaceous glands which produce more sebum, especially on the face (chin, forehead…), but also elsewhere. This is why acne is especially common during puberty .

In adulthood, cystic acne can be linked to hormonal contraception , stress , or even diet, among other things . Acne can also appear during menstruation, ovulation or pregnancy.

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What treatment for microcysts?

In the case of cystic acne, the doctor can offer several solutions, starting with local treatments and antibiotics and/or zinc cures . If this fails, only a dermatologist can prescribe a stronger treatment based on isotretinoin , such as Roaccutane°, which are the most effective against cystic acne (on medical prescription). Hormonal treatment may also be indicated in adult women.

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