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How to get rid of cystic acne

Patients of all ages can develop a troublesome skin condition known as acne. Acne is a problem that is often associated with teenagers, but can actually be a problem for both children and older adults. There are various types of acne that may develop, and with a proper diagnosis, many patients can find relief from pimples, redness, and acne scarring. Certain acne condition, such as cystic acne, can be extremely bothersome. This acne causes cysts that are large, deep, and painful. They can often last extended periods of time, leaving behind acne scarring that permanently impacts the appearance and texture of the facial skin. This condition needs to be handled by an experienced dermatologist if it cannot be controlled with over-the-counter acne products.

What can be done about cystic acne?

Patients with cystic acne often find that they lose their confidence and may be self-conscious about the appearance of their skin due to the development of these small bumps. There are many different approaches a dermatological team may take in dealing with patients with cystic acne. Cystic acne may be addressed with a single treatment or a combination of services to quickly clear the skin. Below are just a few of the more common types of acne treatments utilized at Florida West Coast Skin and Cancer Center:

  • Hormone therapy
  • Accutane (Isotretinoin)
  • Antibiotics
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Light therapies
  • Steroid injections
  • Topical, prescription medications
  • Skincare products
  • Skincare regimen adjustments

Additionally, patients who are dealing with the after-effects of cystic acne, called acne scarring, may want to ask our team about other treatments dedicated to that, such as dermal filler injections, laser skin rejuvenation, or microdermabrasion services.

Are you tired of dealing with cystic acne?

Working with an experienced dermatologist is the easiest way to find a solution to chronic, severe cystic acne. Call Florida West Coast Skin and Cancer Center of Tampa, Florida to discuss your options. Dr. Michael Scannon and his associates can provide the best possible care for patients at the state-of-the-art facility located at 4200 North Armenia Avenue, Suites #1 and #2. Call (813) 877-4811 to request a consultation visit with our staff.

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