What is cystic acne?
If you suffer from this severe skin condition you know how debilitating it is. This page will help you understand what it is, what may be causing it, and how you can best treat it...
Finding a successful treatment for cystic acne often seems like a never ending, all-consuming search...
But by understanding your condition better, you have the power to make smart treatment choices.
Let's start with the symptoms and causes of cystic acne, before getting into exactly what you can do about it.
So you're not just dealing with one type of blemish or pimple, but a whole range of uncomfortable and often painful "manifestations" or symptoms.
But take heart -
All these conditions can be seen as the complete disease and don't have to be treated separately.
You have probably read or even been told by your dermatologist that cystic acne is caused by the following:
And while these things are what cause the visible symptoms (pimples, cysts, nodules, inflammation etc)...
What is much more helpful is knowing the ROOT CAUSES.
Other people may experience irritable bowel syndrome or psoriasis, everyone is different.
So the underlying causes of cystic acne are what we need to treat.
Anything that merely deals with the surface is unsuccessful, at least in the long run (this includes products such as benzoyl peroxide, which only dry out the oil glands - the root cause is still there and it will return).