CYSTIC ACNE

Cystic acne is the most serious type of acne. It develops when cysts form deep underneath your skin. This can result from a combination of bacteria, oil, and dry skin cells that get trapped in your pores. 

WHAT IS CYSTIC ACNE?

Cystic acne presents itself as hard lumps under the skin. They can be localised in a small area or they appear generally across the face, but also the back or chest. Cystic acne can develop from moderate acne if the condition worsens without effective intervention.

Stress can contribute to cystic acne but it is most commonly caused by severe, systemic acne, which means an underlying insensitivity to a hormonal imbalance, which creates the right environment on the skin for cystic acne to take hold.

TREATMENT FOR CYSTIC ACNE

It’s important to treat cystic acne as soon as possible to minimise the risk of acne scarring. As cystic acne can tunnel in to the very deep layers of the skin, scars are sometimes inevitable but swift and effective treatment of the acne will mean you’re giving your skin the best chance to avoid severe scars.

The best way to treat cystic acne is to receive specialist attention from a dermatologist, who will assess your skin and most likely prescribe medication. This is will treat the systemic causes of the condition before skin treatments, such as peels, can be used. At home treatment would not be sufficient to treat cystic acne successfully.

BOOK A CYSTIC ACNE CONSULTATION AT SK:N

Book an acne consultation with us at your nearest sk:n clinic. This costs £25 and you will be seen by a qualified acne specialist. They will confirm you have cystic acne and will refer you to a dermatologist, which will incur an additional fee. The dermatologist will discuss with you the best course of treatment to control your cystic acne.

At sk:n, we’re proud to have leading dermatologists treating cystic acne across our network of clinics, as well as a team of acne specialists who understand not only the medical causes behind cystic acne but also how it can affect sufferers emotionally.

Book your cystic acne consultation today and start your journey to clearer skin.

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