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How to Treat Cystic Acne, According to Dermatologists

Cystic Acne


As far as pimples go, those deep, cystic acne flare-ups are probably the most traumatic. Aside from how much surface area those suckers tend to cover, the pain they cause makes them impossible to ignore. Press on one, and it reverberates throughout your entire face (that’s not an exaggeration).

But when it comes to treating these bad boys at home, your regular acne skin-care routine might not cut it. “Usually, people run to their dermatologist’s office for a quick cortisone injection to dry up those monsters within hours,” says Rachel Nazarian, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. But what if you don’t have the time (or the money) to pop into your dermatologist’s office the moment you feel one coming on? Here are the next-best, at-home treatments and advice recommended from top dermatologists for getting rid of those under-the-surface cysts ASAP.


Source: Allure – How to Treat Cystic Acne, According to Dermatologists By, Rebecca Dancer and Renee Jacques


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