What causes Cystic Acne:?
Acne is understood as a simple problem everyone has when someone enter adolescent. Medically, acne has different kind of form and name. If you have found what you called “acne”, the problem might not be as easy as you think. One of the acne forms named cystic acne should be wary.
Among others, cystic acne can be seen clearly because it appears like large, red, and painful breakouts on your skin. Unlike other acne types, it is located deep inside the skin which makes it more difficult to cure. Inside the skin inflammation occur then leads to the crack of hair follicles. Here, oil and bacteria inside the pores spread caused infection. The inflammation is filled with blood and pus. The effect on the skin is permanent scarring and disfigurement.
What causes cystic acne?
In general hormonal imbalance and change should be blamed. For this reason most adolescents and young adults are more vulnerable to have cystic acne. During puberty, the number of androgens (hormones) increase and this condition resulting clogged pores and acne.
What causes cystic acne:
• Make up (greasy cosmetics, cleansers, lotions)
• High levels of humidity and sweating
• Some drugs and chemicals
• Genetics factor
• Particularly on women: pregnancy, menstrual cycles, menopause, or polycystic ovary syndrome can trigger hormonal change
Not only face but also chest, back, upper arms, or shoulders area can be affected. Seriously, young people usually are more sensitive toward this skin problem. They tend to feel emotional as people around their life are quite harsh about face condition.
Never pick or try to cure this acne alone. When you force the acne to come out on the skin surface, the bigger chance that the infection will spread and the natural healing process of the skin will be disturbed. In short it only worsens the condition. Besides, it might exist for weeks or months while leaving scars although you don’t pick it. If you have dark skin, the healing process will take longer time because dark skin tones have many melanins so that the skin will get scar easier.
Despite of its dangers as the most severe acne, you can be relive that cystic acne is rarely happen to people. It means that the less chance you have to face this problem.
After all, it is better to let the treatment on professional (dermatologist, doctor) hand for better and safer treatment. You must take this action once you think you have this acne. The right treatment is important to prevent permanent and long-term damage such as larger pits and hypertrophic scarring (red, raised scars).