What is Cystic Acne?

The harshest and the most painful form of acne is called Cystic Acne. Cystic acne is the name used to refer to severe acne that consists of large pus-filled cysts or “nodules” containing a mixture of sebum and keratin. Cystic acne blemishes can last for months and squeezing them can prolong actually prolong the lesions and is likely to cause more pain and infection.

Cystic acne can affect anyone, but it is more common in teenage boys and young men. It is not only very painful, but also often leaves scarring. We must understand that Cystic acne is not caused by a lack of cleansing, drinking soda, or eating sweets. Cystic acne forms well beneath the skin and popping this type of acne will likely result in infection and notable scarring.

Severe Cystic Acne must be treated with utmost care, because any form of treatment that is not suitable for the particular skin type, or has a side effect, can be extremely damaging for the skin, as it can further increase the problem, and then all other normal treatments would be worthless. Scientists and researchers have yet not been able to determine a sure shot remedy for cystic acne for all skin types. A highly stressed person has an increased risk of getting cystic acne. Most people who suffer from cystic acne need to seek the care of a dermatologist — and the sooner the better.