Treatment for cystic acne is the most common reason to visit a dermatologist or aesthetician. Ranking as one of the top skin problems in adults, approximately 85% of females and 15% of males suffer from adult acne.
Cystic acne is considered the most severe form of acne and cystic acne treatment can be a bit of a minefield thanks to the many options available. If you are wondering about where to begin, read on to discover the best acne treatment plan for you.
80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 will experience acne at some point. Acne typically is caused by hair follicles in the skin becoming blocked as your body produces excess sebum. This blocked follicle can then develop into one of the below types of spots:
Cystic acne develops as a regular spot, but in fact, it is the most severe kind of acne which develops when the infection goes deep into the skin. If a cyst bursts, it can spread this infection and cause more breakouts. Cysts are notorious for causing serious, long-lasting scarring.
Those with particularly oily skin tend to be more prone to cystic acne as the overproduction of sebum blocks the pores.
Cystic acne is relatively easy to identify compared to regular hormonal acne. Visually, the spots are bigger than normal and do not have a head to them. They have also been likened to boils in terms of their appearance.
It is usually much more painful, and the large, deep cysts are often tender to the touch. Cystic acne can be described as itchy as well as uncomfortable.
Another acne symptom that will occur if your acne is cystic is that you may notice that it is resistant to typical over-the-counter treatments, like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Visiting a spa or salon for non-medical acne specific facials may not work either.
What to expect in cystic acne treatment
For cystic acne treatment, it is important to note that only an aesthetic doctor or dermatologist can prescribe a proper acne treatment plan. This is because they have the specific skills and training which allows them to assess the stage and severity of your acne, and they can also prescribe any medication which may be required, such as antibiotics or topical treatments.
The Forever Clear Acne Program from Illumia Medical is unique in that it targets the different acne growth stages, as well as the individual case of the acne sufferer. The clinic is equipped with virtually every treatment, device or medication for any type of acne condition.
Each Forever Clear Acne Treatment plan is unique and tailored to the patient’s individual requirements, and the results are progressive. Most patients are forever clear of acne within 6 months, although some see results after just 3. The results are also permanent, unlike other acne treatment plans available on the market.
For a personalized acne treatment plan, book a consultation with our aesthetic doctors today for a customised quote, and take the first step towards clearer, acne-free skin.
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