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      Acne Cyst Injections
      Ageless Aesthetics MediSpa in Santa Fe, NM

      What is an Acne Cyst or Sebaceous Cyst and Why Not To Pop It

      Don't Pop An Acne Cyst

      A cyst is a benign, encapsulated lesion that consists of a fluid sac which contains fluid, or semi-fluid material. It can vary in shape, size and location. Acne, acne cysts, and sebaceous cysts are benign skin lesions and are one of the most common reasons which patients consult with a provider to have them treated. Sebaceous cysts are the most common type of cyst, and are slow-growing non cancerous bumps on the skin. However, if sebaceous cysts are left untreated, they tend to enlarge, get infected, and cause cosmetic scarring. Cystic acne is a type of inflammatory acne that causes painful, pus-filled pimples to form deep under the skin. Acne occurs when oil and dead skin cells clog skin pores. With cystic acne, bacteria also gets into the pores, causing swelling or inflammation. Cystic Acne is the most severe type of acne. Acne cysts are often painful and more likely to cause scarring.

      Treatments for Acne, Acne Cysts, and Sebaceous Cysts

      Sebaceous Cyst Diagram

      Ageless Aesthetics MediSpa treats patients with mild to moderate acne. We refer our patients with severe acne and multiple cystic acne to their dermatologist for treatment. Topical professional grade products such as Obagi Clenziderm is a micronized form of salicylic acid and is very effective in controlling mild to moderate acne when combined with the use of retinoids and retinoid-like products. We offer Tretinoin and Retinol creams that help keep the sebum from the sebaceous glands thinned out to help the sebum pass through the pore to the surface.

      Acne and Sebaceous Cyst Injections

      When a cyst forms, it is more difficult to treat because an encapsulation has occurred. We inject the cysts so the bacteria dies off and the cyst reduces in size. Usually 2 injections spaced a week apart have proved to be very effective for our patients.

      Phases of Acne Diagram

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