Acne is not a good thing to have as it will create physical and emotional trauma for those who are acne sufferer. The bad thing is that acne can be more severe than usual and can go further to serious form. This is called Cystic acne. This usually develops from small cyst and is also called nodulocystic acne. Acne cysts are not actually true cysts; they are not abnormal dilatation of the skin. They are nodules inflammation. Like pimple this is also caused by overactive oil glands.
Cystic acne must be given enough attention as it will aggravate if not given proper medical attention. The usual treatment for cystic acne is Isotretinoin which treats 90% of acne sufferer according to research.
Cystic acne is not only a facial problem as this can also appear in the back, neck, shoulders and even in the upper arm in worst cases. Cysts are usually present with pus-like substance. This cystic acne feels painful as it looks. Consulting a specialist is the best advice you can take. Because if not treated earlier this can create some degree of scarring that won’t look good.
The over the counter drug for cystic acne is only recommended to milder form of acne. That’s why you should take the advice of the specialist to recommend you the right medication according to the severity of your cystic acne.
Cystic acne is commonly treated with antibiotics along with topical cream. If not given enough medication some degree of scars will occur. This is quite severe depending on its type. Some scars can be treated by topical ointment or cream but most of it will leave permanent scar on the face end even on the other part of the body. But some scar will only last for 6months and will be gone totally.