June is acne awareness month: How to treat an acne cyst

Acne is one of the most common skin complaints treated at Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology. Bothersome blemishes don’t discriminate against age, gender or skin type. They can be debilitating. We talk a lot about the miracle products you can incorporate as part of your daily skin care regimen to maintain and manage acne, but what happens when a huge painful pimple rears its ugly, pus-filled head? You know, the one that ironically emerges days before the most important event of your life, causing you to Google in a blind panic ‘What would Dr. Pimple Popper do?’

When oxygen can easily flow into the follicle, bacteria can’t thrive or cause problems. It’s only when you get the perfect storm of a little too much sebum, plus dead skin cells, that you’re put on the path to zitsville. Before you descend into a furious state of squeezing, STOP! Dr. Pimple Popper isn’t the only Physician with magical ‘popping’ skills. The easiest way to treat a painful acne cyst is with a quick office visit and a small injection of steroid medication. Call your friendly acne exterminators at CCSD and request an ‘intralesional acne injection’. We can talk products too! Either way you will be well on your way to being acne-free for your big day!