With cystic acne, nodules result from a fusion of multiple acne pustules, combined with excessive inflammation of the skin’s underlying dermis layer. Scar tissue and loss of collagen results in depressed pitted acne scars.
Treatment of cystic acne involves strong medication.
Topical skin creams and serums alone will not be sufficient as this is a problem residing deep within the skin.
Oral retinoids such as isotretinoin (Accutane) may also be indicated for such cases. Oral antibiotics, medications that reduce the effects of male hormones, and steroid injections are also possible treatments. These are best discussed with your aesthetic practitioner.
Medical microneedling and deeper chemical peels are also excellent choices to help control cystic acne, as these penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin.
These treatments are offered by your Melanopeel® Clinic.