Acne Pop-Up: What to Do About a Pesky Acne Cyst?

There are some times when you have a cyst that just… won’t… budge! Or maybe you wake up the day of a big presentation or the night before an event with a dreaded “undergrounder” that shows up as a painful, red, mounded bump.

What can be done?

The quickest way to resolve a cystic acne lesion is with an injection of steroid medication. This can be done at any of our conveniently located clinics and takes just a few moments.

What can you expect?

The area will be assessed and cleaned with alcohol. Then, a very small needle with anti-inflammatory medicine is injected directly into the cyst. You’ll leave our office moments later with a small band-aid and the knowledge that in 48-72 hours your pain and unsightly blemish will be fading away. Most often, your Provider may also suggest some washes or skincare creams to help prevent these types of lesions from popping up again.

 

Brooke Moss, PA-C, MPH is a board-certified dermatology Physician Assistant. She is accepting new patients in our Edina location.