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Cystic acne and its symptoms

What is cystic acne?

Cystic acne is a skin condition characterized by extensive, red, painful breakouts in the deep of your skin. Cystic acne or pimple formation usually starts when your skin pore gets clogged with dead skin cells. Due to the trapping of bacteria, the specific area becomes red and swollen.

Usually, this skin condition can improve with age. However, these painful and stubborn bumps won’t vanish on their own. So, you may need to consult a dermatologist who can give you a solution depending upon your skin type and cystic acne cause.

Cystic acne on chin

Chin and the skin area near the jaws are the most common places to get cystic acne, especially in adults. The usual reason behind the appearance of cystic acne on the chin is hormonal shifts and specific imbalances in the body.

This skin condition on the chin is usually the result of high androgen hormones. To get rid of this skin condition on the chin, you may try topical creams, gentle facial cleanser and consider changes in your diet.

Hormonal Cystic acne and its symptoms

Hormonal acne is linked to fluctuations in your hormones that are typically associated with hormone fluctuations during puberty, and it can affect adults of any age. Hormonal cystic acne is common in women, and a number of factors that may contribute to it, include menstruation and menopause.

In some individuals, hormonal cystic acne takes the form of whiteheads, blackheads, and small pimples with a head or cysts. These acnes may be occurred because of the influx of hormones from menstruation, menopause, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or increased androgen levels.

Treatment of Cystic acne

Severe cystic acne requires treatment with the help of a medical healthcare specialist or dermatologist and some self-care measures. Drug treatment can be beneficial in preventing cysts and scarring. At the same time, one can manage moderate or mild acne with the help of a doctor. Severe acne needs referral to a specialist because the nodules and cysts it contains might leave scars or show signs of scarring. It happens partly due to the tightly controlled main drugs used to treat cystic acne.

Drug treatment with isotretinoin

Isotretinoin is an effective prescription medicine for cystic acne, available under various brand name drugs in the United States, including Amnesteem, Absorica, Myorisan, Claravis, and Sotret. This drug is efficient in cystic acne treatment, but it can be dangerous to an unborn child as it has significant side effects. The usual dosage is 1 mg for every kilogram of body weight, once per day for 16 to 20 weeks..

Steroid injections

This method can be applied to you only by a dermatologist as it is not suitable for you to pop cystic acne independently. It contains an injection of a corticosteroid medication, namely triamcinolone, directly into the cyst that can help reduce inflammation and prevent scarring. There may be short-term common side effects of the injection.

Home remedies for Cystic acne

Some practical measures that can help you avoid acne and are useful if you have acne include:

  1. Washing twice a day with mild soap or cleanser is sufficient.

  2. Avoid picking and squeezing pimples as it is most likely to worsen acne.

  3. Do not scrub harshly and avoid using cleansing granules, abrasive soaps, exfoliating agents, or astringents.

  4. Avoid putting on heavy makeup, choose water-based, non-oily, non-comedogenic formulations, and ensure to remove makeup before bed.

  • Jones Smith
  • Jan 14 2022
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  • Melissa chris commented
    18 Jan 12:09pm

    All the treatments that you have mentioned are very usefull and experimental. Many have got lot of benefits after going from it. But i would say if you are not maintaining your diet not consuming enough carobohyrdates,proteins, vitamins etc the treatment will not work permanently. You also have to maintain your diet. I also take vitamin c medications and drink protein juices from Good Protein discount code and always get awesome results on my face and it lasts for a years.