Cycstic Acne: Causes and Treatments

All types of acne blemishes are terrible and embarrassing to have. But the worst kind of acne that can occur is nodulocystic acne, which is better known as cystic acne.

Although most people use the term “cystic” to describe any type of severely inflamed acne, only those who develop cysts truly have cystic acne. This type of acne is the most severe form of acne vulgaris because of the deep, inflamed, painful breakouts they can cause on your face and other areas of your body.

The blemishes of cystic acne can measure up to several centimeters across and can lead to serious acne scarring. However, finding the right treatment can help clear up blemishes and prevent scarring.

This article will discuss:

Causes of Cystic Acne

Cystic acne is the result of more than just oily skin.

Cystic acne is caused by:

  • Overactive oil glands
  • Excess dead skin cells within the pores
  • A large number of acne-causing bacteria

These same factors are the cause of other forms of acne. However, with cystic acne, when the pores become clogged with bacteria, the cycle does not stop at a pimple. Instead, the pimple goes on to form a deep-rooted, painful cyst.

Another cause of cystic acne is hormonal changes, which occur in adult women during pregnancy. Pregnant women may experience a hormonal imbalance, which results in overactive oil glads that cause acne.

There are other explanations to why someone may have cystic acne, such as heredity. If your parents had cystic acne, then there is a good chance you may experience it as well.

Cystic Acne Treatment

Just as typical acne can be treated, cystic acne can be treated as well.

Dr. Perricone products that help treat cystic acne include Skin Clear Cleanser and Skin and Total Body Supplements.

Skin Clear Cleanser

The Skin Clear Cleanser helps clear troubled skin while treating fine lines and wrinkles because of the anti-aging ingredients:

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid. Deeps cleans, minimizes pores, and
  • Eucalpyptus Leaf Oil. Helps eliminate bacteria while calming skin.
  • Salicylic Acid. Reduces excess sebum while unclogging pores.

Skin and Total Body Supplements

These supplements can help keep you healthy in more ways than one. The Skin and Total Body Supplements can help clear your skin while helping to reverse any signs of aging. In addition, it can help support healthy joints and enhance hair and nail growth, as well as, help boost your energy and support internal health.

The healthy supplements in this package include:

  • Perricone Super Antioxidant
  • Omega 3
  • Derma-Glo
  • Rejuvenate
  • Skin and Joint Essentials
  • Calcium/Magnesium Blend
  • Astaxanthin

To learn more about how these ingredients work together, watch this video:

Treating cystic acne is extremely important in order to avoid scarring. The longer you avoid treatment, the worse your acne will get and the worse the acne scarring will be.

Using Perricone acne products can help clear your skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles and help prevent new acne from forming. Also, if any scars have formed, Perricone’s products can help reduce the scarring.


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  2. I have had cystic acne for years and the only thing I’ve used that has helped is taking antibiotics. I would love to try your product to see if it would help!!

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  5. I have followed Dr. Perricone’s diet, supplement, and yoga advice from his “The Clear Skin Prescription” book for nearly a decade. Although these did improve my acne (along with my general well-being), I was always missing that “third tier” of proper topicals. Formerly a college student and now a teacher, money’s always been tight, so I never braved the cost of the “real stuff,” and always instead resorted to the “cheap stuff.” This year, I gave in and bought the “Clear Skin Cleanser.” This final step has almost completely perfected my complexion! (The “almost” is only the result of the occasional sugar indulgences in my diet and a biological inheritance of large pores…)This cleanser is infinitely better than any combination of “cheaper” drug store products; well worth every penny! As I approach the cusp of age 30, I hope to try more Perricone products to control both acne and the premature signs of aging skin. I would be thrilled to test any products for either/both of these concerns. Thank you.

  6. I just started using the Skin Clear Cleanser and I love it. It is gentle and doesn’t “sting”. Not to mention that it is already clearing up my complexion!

  7. hope this product is helpfull

  8. I would really appreciate testing your product. Currently, I’ve developed cystic acne and would like to finally cure my face.