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What makes cystic nodular acne different from everyday acne?
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Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: Sebaceous glands
Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin.
Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy.

In brief: Sebaceous glands
Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin.
Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy.
Dr. James Newman
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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology
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In brief: Cystic Nodular Acne
Cystic nodular acne differs from standard acne by the type of skin lesion that predominates, which is the target for medical treatments.
In typical acne, the main skin lesions are comedones (superficial whiteheads & blackheads). Cystic nodular acne has more inflammation (redness, pain) & deeper skin lesions (cysts, nodules) that are less responsive to topical treatments & require oral medication.

In brief: Cystic Nodular Acne
Cystic nodular acne differs from standard acne by the type of skin lesion that predominates, which is the target for medical treatments.
In typical acne, the main skin lesions are comedones (superficial whiteheads & blackheads). Cystic nodular acne has more inflammation (redness, pain) & deeper skin lesions (cysts, nodules) that are less responsive to topical treatments & require oral medication.
Dr. Katherine Brown
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