Cystic Acne Treatment information

It's really based on the individual. I've treated patients with beautiful skin who came to me because they had a mild breakout with one or two pimples. I've also treated patients who had waited so long to see a dermatologist, scarring was inevitable.

I always recommend seeing a dermatologist when you have tried over-the-counter products and they have not worked for you, or if the acne is severe. Large, painful pimples could be a sign of cystic acne, and should be seen by a dermatologist immediately before scarring has occurred.

Read more Acne FAQs by Dr. Howard Murad

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