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  • Cystic Acne is caused by the same factors as other forms of acne, which are: 
  • Overactive oil glands excess dead skin cells within the hair follicle (pore), and a large number of acne-causing bacteria, Propionibacteria acnes 
  • Inflamed acne blemishes develop when the follicle wall ruptures, leaking infected material into the dermis. 
  • Although many people use the term "cystic" to describe any type of severely inflamed acne, only those who develop cysts truly have cystic acne. 
  • Some common treatments for nodulocystic acne include:
  • Oral antibiotics Minocin
  • Oral contraceptives - for women 
  • cortisone injections into the cysts
  • Glycolic Peels
  • Topical Benzoyl Peroxide Washes
  • Panoxyl AQ Creamy Wash-Excellent-OTC