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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.

comedonal acne

Acne Pop-Up: Comedones

Do you ever feel like you have big pores? Do you suffer from small bumps on your skin that simply won’t go away?

You may be suffering from comedonal acne. There are two types of acne comedones:

  1. Closed comedones. These are small bumps with a little white head from trapped oil and dead skin.
  2. Open comedones. a.k.a. blackheads. This occurs when a pore becomes clogged with oil and it remains stuck there.

Our Providers treat comedonal acne on the skin of all ages and there are many options available for treatment. Keeping the pores clear of debris is important to treat existing comedones and prevent new ones from forming.

After a careful discussion and examination of your skin by one of our providers, we’ll make recommendations to help you achieve your best looking skin. For this type of acne we can utilize treatments such as HydraFacial or chemical peels to clean out the pores and wipe the slate clean for our topical treatments to work. Often times, a medical wash with benzoyl peroxide will be recommended. However, use caution and make sure to rinse your skin well after using! Benzoyl peroxide is responsible for bleaching towels, sheets and other fabrics. A Vitamin A cream such as Retin-A may also be prescribed for its’ ability to keep dead skin from accumulating and clogging the pores.

If you know someone who has been struggling with acne or you have been dealing with it yourself, give us a call to have a consultation with one of our medical providers. We are accepting new patients and able to accommodate most appointment requests within one week!

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