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I have worked as a receptionist at a popular cosmetic surgery office for the past ten years, and I have seen every type of cosmetic surgery and recovery that you could imagine. Unfortunately, some patients are much better at choosing their procedures than others. For example, we had one patient that opted to have ten nose jobs in a row, which lead to a deformed bridge and a super tiny nose tip. Unfortunately, when she came back a few months later to have the problem corrected, the doctors didn't have enough tissue to work with. On my website, you will learn how to decide which procedures are right for you, so that you aren't left regretting your decisions down the road.


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3 Rules To Help You Kick Your Cystic Acne To The Curb

by Michelle Austin

Acne can be both physically and emotionally damaging. if you suffer from extreme acne and you can't find any relief from it, your skin may be hurting and your self-esteem may be suffering as well; especially if you have a more severe type of acne like cystic acne. 

What Is Cystic Acne? 

Cystic acne is a severe form of acne in which large boil-like nodules appear on the face and body. Not only are they extremely painful, but they can also lead to scarring if they aren't treated correctly. So what should you do if you have this form of aggressive acne? 

What to Do With Cystic Acne

Rule #1: Don't Pick

One of the hardest parts about having any form of acne or blemish is not picking at it. While you may be tempted to pop every cyst that you get in order to find relief from the pressure and pain, it is the last thing you should do. Picking at a cyst will only irritate the skin, break it, and lead to a scar. Additionally, when you pop a large cyst, the bacteria can spread across your face which can lead to more and more cysts. 

Rule #2: Wash Your Face Frequently

With any form of acne — especially cystic acne — you want to cut down on the dirt, germs, and bacteria that are leading to frequent breakouts. One of the best things you can do is wash your face with an acne cleanser multiple times a day. If you wear makeup, then you may only want to wash your face morning and night, but if you don't wear makeup, then consider washing it in the middle of the day too. Just remember to never go to bed unless you have a freshly washed face. 

Rule #3: Go to a Dermatologist

The only real way to tackle your cystic acne is to go to the dermatologist. Your dermatologist will be able to take a closer look at your specific type of acne and your skin in order to create a unique and customized skincare regimen to help treat it. Treatments may include anything from an oral antibiotic to a skin cream. Additionally, your dermatologist may schedule frequent appointments with you just in case they need to make any adjustments to your skincare and medications. 

If you want to learn a little bit more about how you can take better care of your cystic acne, reach out to a dermatologist near you.