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What are the differences between a pimple and a cyst in your skin?

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Dr. Roger Friedman
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Depth

A pimple is typically on the surface with a white head .
A cyst is typically beneath the surface in the fatty tissue and usually larger. They are treated differently.

In brief: Depth

A pimple is typically on the surface with a white head .
A cyst is typically beneath the surface in the fatty tissue and usually larger. They are treated differently.
Dr. Roger Friedman
Dr. Roger Friedman
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Dr. David Voron
Dermatology

In brief: See below

A pimple is an infected hair follicle.
A cyst, which may start out in a hair follicle, is a sac which usually contains a cheesy material called sebum.

In brief: See below

A pimple is an infected hair follicle.
A cyst, which may start out in a hair follicle, is a sac which usually contains a cheesy material called sebum.
Dr. David Voron
Dr. David Voron
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