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How to Get Rid of a Cystic Pimple, According to Dermatologists

Nothing can ruin my week like a cystic pimple. It’s round, it’s red, it’s bulging, and no amount of concealer or prayer will kill it. You know it’s different from a regular pimple when inflammation is forming beneath the surface, says dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group. “Most cystic lesions begin below the skin when the oil glands and skin cells are ‘clogged’ and create irritation and inflammation—often in conjunction with surface bacteria,” she explains.

In my experience, a cystic zit can last for up to two weeks. Questions cycle through my mind: Do I need to go to the dermatologist’s office? Will it scar? Do spot treatments really work? What caused it in the first place?

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Source: Elle – How to Get Rid of a Cystic Pimple, According to Dermatologists By, Kristina Rodulfo


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