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I have a cyst. Did I get it because i've been taking a bad care of my skin?
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
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In brief: Not usually
A cyst can develop from a blocked pore or ingrown hair and represents a lesion often seen in acne.
Cysts can often resolve spontaneously but in some cases can be treated by incision and drainage , surgical removal , steroid injections and/or antibiotics.

In brief: Not usually
A cyst can develop from a blocked pore or ingrown hair and represents a lesion often seen in acne.
Cysts can often resolve spontaneously but in some cases can be treated by incision and drainage , surgical removal , steroid injections and/or antibiotics.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Most cysts come from invagination of the skin surrounding a follicle.
Some theorize that follicular injury is what causes cysts to form. Some people are simply more prone to developing cysts, just by the nature of their skin (analogous to acne prone skin). It's not a sign of dirty skin or poor skin care.

In brief: No
Most cysts come from invagination of the skin surrounding a follicle.
Some theorize that follicular injury is what causes cysts to form. Some people are simply more prone to developing cysts, just by the nature of their skin (analogous to acne prone skin). It's not a sign of dirty skin or poor skin care.
Dr. Karen Han
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