»  Education Center
Education Center

Clinical Overview

Clinical Overview Diagnosis and Treatment
Cystic Acne

Clinical Overview

Cystic Acne is a form of acne where breakouts develop into small cysts. Unlike true cysts, sac-like structures that differ from their surrounding tissue, acne cysts are nodules of inflammation. These cysts are a result of the build-up of sebum, fatty secretions of the sebaceous gland, within the pores. Like a pimple, cysts are commonly filled with a white, pus-like substance. Cystic acne can affect the face, neck, shoulders, back, and the upper arms. These breakouts can be several millimeters in size and can be painful.

Reviewed by: Michael Fuller, MD

Last updated: Sep-21-09

This locator will help you to find specialists for scars in your area
Postal or Zip Code

home remedies
Herbal Remedies for Scars
Herbal and natural remedies for treating scars include exercising to promote ...
more more Featured Videos
Home | About Us | Press | Make a Suggestion | Content Syndication | Terms of Service | Editorial Policy | Privacy Policy
Last updated: Jan 26, 2022  © 2022 Body1 All rights reserved.