Ask A Skin Doctor: Cystic Acne Treatment

cystic acne treatment

Dear Doctor

I have cystic acne and have tried everything to get rid of it do you know of any 100% cystic acne only products I can use. Thanks.

cystic acne treatment

Dear Patient

The treatment of cystic acne is as follows:

 Take retinoids by mouth

Consult your nearest doctor to get a prescription of isotretinoin. This medication is the most effective cystic acne treatment. It is usually taken for 4 to 5 months.

Isotretinoin however has many side effects which include dry skin, dry lips, dry eyes, genital dryness, depression, joint pains and birth defects.

Steroid injections

Steroids like triamcinolone acetonide can also be injected into the cysts by a doctor.

Use an -acne face wash twice a day

Use a face wash with the acne treatment ingredient benzoly peroxide like use Clean and Clear Acne Cleanser in the morning and evening. Benzoyl peroxide has antibacterial properties which are useful

Benzoyl peroxide has antibacterial properties which are useful for controlling  the population of the P. acnes bacteria that contribute to the development of cystic acne.

Benzoyl peroxide also has anti-inflammatory properties which are also very useful since inflammation also plays a key role in the development of cystic acne.

Benzoyl peroxide can be bought over-the-counter without a prescription.


Adopt an Acne-Free Lifestyle

Adopt an acne-free lifestyle by doing the following:

*Not picking or squeezing the pimples or cysts

*Joining a smoking cessation program if you smoke cigarettes

*Cleaning your mobile phone with antiseptic wipes regularly

*Eating vitamin A rich foods like dark green leafy vegetables

*Avoiding sugary foods like cakes and eating low glycemic index foods like whole grain bread. To learn more read How to Treat Acne at Home.

Cystic acne diet


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