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Cystic Acne

What is Cystic Acne?

Cystic acne is the most serious of acne conditions as it can easily lead to scarring. Large, red, inflammed, and painful nodules form deep in the skin where the inflammatory response is so great that it breaks the wall of the pore and a membrane forms around it leading to a cyst.

Treatments

Twice-daily cleansing with an oil-free cleanser helps to remove excess oil and bacteria. Helpful ingredients include salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and antibiotics. In extreme cases physicians may prescribe an oral form of retinoid. Always check with your dermatologist.

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All about Cystic Acne

Acne is a common skin problem and one that can be disfiguring. It’s most common in adolescents and teens, but adults can get it too. In some cases, the bumps and papules that are so common with this skin problem become inflamed, leading to a diagnosis of cystic acne, the most serious form of the disease and the one that’s most likely to lead to scarring.

What Causes It?

As the name implies, people with cystic acne don’t just have blackheads and red bumps. They also develop cysts that can become quite large and painful and be felt as tender, swollen nodules on the surface of the skin. Needless to say, these tender inflamed nodules that fill with puss are uncomfortable and embarrassing from a cosmetic standpoint.

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A lightweight, fast-absorbing cream that balances, soothes and purifies problem-prone skin.
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Refresh and soothe chronically stressed skin.
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An oil-free, hydrating, soothing and healing care cream for acne/problematic skin.
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A lightweight moisturizer that is perfect for combination, oily or acne prone skin.
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This moisturizer keeps oil production in check while providing anti-aging benefits.
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This light, hydrating formulation contains antioxidants and provides exceptional calming benefits to oily and breakout-prone skin.
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Stimulates cellular turnover, calms redness and irritation.
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Hydrating yet mattifying anti-blemish treatment helps reduce inflammation and smooth skin texture.
$26.00
1.35 oz | AE098
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A rich cleanser that soothes skin that has been irritated by aggressive acne treatments.
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Effaclar Clarifying Solution gently exfoliates to clear clogged pores and smooth skin texture.
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Cleanses thoroughly to remove sebum and cellular debris.
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Acne Clearing Solution treats and prevents breakouts, redness and restores skin clarity.
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