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What is Cystic Acne, and How Can I Get Rid of It?

Acne is frustrating and stressful, whether it is blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples. For people with cystic acne, it can become painful and leave deep scars. This type of acne should be treated by a professional with the tools to help you achieve lasting acne control and lessen scarring. 

What is Cystic Acne? 

Many people associate acne with their teenage years, but it can continue into or even appear during adulthood. Acne develops when pores become blocked with oil, dead skin cells, and other debris. In some cases, bacteria become trapped inside these pores, causing them to become inflamed and sore. When this inflammation penetrates deep into the skin, it can become cystic acne. These deep, inflamed bumps take a long time to go away and can leave scars. 


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How Can I Get Rid of Cystic Acne?

Some people can manage their acne with a quality at-home skincare routine, but many others will need more intensive treatment. Your FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness team has many options to help you achieve clear, smooth skin. 

Chemical Peels

With many formulas available, chemical peels are a versatile treatment that can help clear your pores and exfoliate away pore-clogging layers of dead skin cells. 

Laser Treatments

Our laser treatment options range from gentle to intensive. Many laser treatments resurface the skin to trigger its natural healing properties and bring healthy cells to the surface. Ablative and fractional lasers can make dramatic changes in acne and scars in just weeks.

RF Microneedling

This form of microneedling adds radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and leads to complete skin rejuvenation. Microneedling also excels in eliminating acne scars. 


This next-generation acne treatment acts on the sebaceous glands that produce oil. Aviclear™ significantly reduces the number and severity of breakouts. This is the first Alternative to Accutane and results can be seen for years.


Instead of using light energy like a laser, this latest treatment uses tiny metal cones that generate heat. Tixel® can be used on the face and body to treat acne. 

When Should I See a Professional About My Cystic Acne?

How do you know if your acne requires professional attention? If you have cystic acne and it does not respond to your efforts, you should schedule an appointment. An occasional breakout at an inconvenient time can ruin your day, but cystic acne can leave physical and emotional scars. The longer you try to live with cystic acne, the more damage it can do to your skin. With our in-office treatments, we can help you achieve long-lasting relief. 

What Results Will I See With Cystic Acne Treatment?

Many of our acne treatments can start to show results almost immediately. Your skin expert may recommend a series or combination of treatments to clear your cystic acne and keep it away. Recent advances in acne treatment have given us new ways to reveal clear, scar-free skin. 

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Take the Next Step – Request an Appointment

To learn more about cystic acne treatment– and if it’s right for you – schedule an appointment by visiting FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness online or calling (248) 663-0161.

FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness is a multi-award-winning beauty and wellness clinic founded by skin expert Holly Cutler, also known as The Skin Saint, and named as “one of the most advanced Med Spas in the country” by Forbes magazine.

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