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Acne is one skin condition that we can all relate to. We have all had to deal with acne at some point in our lives, especially during our teen years. While all types of acne are a pain, cystic acne is the worst kind. Dr Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist & Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics calls it one of the more serious skin conditions as it can be painful and difficult to get rid of. Also Read – Tired of breakouts? Powerful home remedies you must try to get rid of acne
Cystic acne “appears as a form of red lumps under the skin that are filled with pus. It develops when the pores on the skin become clogged with sebum oil, dry skin cells, and impurities and thus become a breeding ground for bacteria,” explains Dr Kapoor. Also Read – That stubborn acne could be a sign of PCOS: Know how they are related
“Bacteria P. acne resides under the skin’s pores. When the pores are blocked by sebum and dead skin cells, the bacterium proliferates, and the pores under the skin become inflamed. It can affect the face, neck, chest, arms, back, and shoulders. Cystic acne looks like a boil on the skin (pus-filled white bump) which is painful to touch.” Also Read – Effective ways to minimise open pores naturally at home
The worst thing about cystic acne is that it can affect anybody, regardless of their age and gender. However, people with oily skin are more prone to cystic acne. Many things can cause these painful breakouts on the skin. Hormonal changes during the teen years can also lead to cystic acne. Other causes may include:
Since cystic acne is deep-rooted in the skin, it can be hard to get rid of them. But for a few lucky ones, it may go away on its own. Whenever you notice a tender bump throbbing, consult a dermatologist. You should avoid touching the bumps as it can lead to complications.
“The first rule of cystic acne treatment is never to pick, prod, or squeeze the bumps. If the acne bursts, it can spread the infection and cause more trouble for you. Also, if not treated with the right treatment plan, cystic acne can leave behind ice pick scars, large pits and indents on your face,” says Dr Kapoor.
Regular acne treatments don’t work on cystic acne. Your dermatologist may recommend the following (depending on your skin type):
Cystic acne treatment takes times to show its effect. So, try not to stop treatment midway and follow the instructions of your dermatologist. Here’s how you can contribute to the treatment.
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Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.