How to Get Rid of Cystic Acne
If you have cystic acne, managing the condition means reducing the frequency and severity of breakouts. As a result, you have fewer painful cysts and less acne scarring.
ZO Skin Health
We recommend ZO Skin Health, the #1 luxury skincare line in the world, to anyone who wants to treat and improve their skin. Dr. Obagi developed treatments to clear away excess oil, remove dead skin cells, and shrink oil-producing glands. We consider this skincare program the basis of any acne management plan.
Accutane is a prescription medication used to treat acne. It works by shrinking oil glands to decrease pore clogging. This treatment can have some side effects, especially skin dryness. It is highly effective in managing challenging acne.
Injections of a steroid into cystic acne lesions can make them “melt” away in 24 hours. This procedure must be done by someone skilled to prevent complications but can help prevent scaring and prolonged healing of cystic acne.
BLU-U Light Therapy
We use blue light treatments to control acne by decreasing the bacteria that cause inflammation. Blue light kills bacteria without harming your skin. BLU-U light therapy can be combined with a topical prescription medication called Levulan.
Am I a Good Candidate for Cystic Acne Treatment?
Anyone with cystic acne should seek a professional assessment. This condition can significantly impact your quality of life and leave lasting, hard-to-treat scars. During your consultation, we will develop a treatment plan which we will adjust over time based on your needs.