How do I get rid of cystic acne? (photos)
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Persistent & Recurrent Acne Is Best Treated By A Board Certified Dermatologist
To boot, they are often misled by acne myths related to super-scrubbing the skin, diet, sun exposure, and alternative treatments from friends, the internet, and even non-specialist physicians. Moreover, sufferers are often not made aware of the persistence of post inflammatory pigmentary changes, essentially the "footprints" of prior active acne spots, that may persist for many months until they fade and can be the source of so much needless aggravation when they are confused with active acne. All of the foregoing, usually results in frustration, hopelessness, helplessness, flitting from pillar to post--doctor to doctor--and persistence of the breakouts.
The kind of acne seen in the photos here appears mild to moderate and is typically the kind in which within a few weeks of the start of appropriate treatments additional breakouts are usually mitigated. Moreover, the intralesional injection of an antiinflammatory agent into any true cysts that are currently present can speed their resolution and significantly reduce their likelihood of recurrence and scarring.
Your best bet would be to seek consultation and treatment by a board certified dermatologist, and with his/her help and a generous dose of patience, you will very likely get the positive results you are looking for. Best of luck to you.
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