Resist The Cyst With These Expert Tips
How Do I Get Rid Of A Cyst?
Pimples and acne are some of the worst things that can happen to someone on a good day. But the worst is a cystic pimple. Because when those guys come around, they tend to stay around for long as a huge, hideous blob of red. Furthermore, they form beneath the surface and there is pretty much nothing you can really do about it.
There can be many causes intertwined together that results in cystic pimples but some studies have found that stress can exacerbate these cystic pimples. Cystic pimples usually happen because the skin cells and oil glands are clogged. This creates some irritation below the skin’s surface and that is how cystic pimples come about. When you are stressed, it induces a rise in oil production levels. This causes a higher frequency of cystic pimples to appear. In short, cystic pimples can be related back to stress, and exacerbated by poor hygiene.
There is a different treatment for cystic pimples compared to normal pimples. Whatever you do, squeezing or pressing the cystic pimple should be avoided as there is a higher chance of scarring. For those of you who have been having persistent problems with cystic pimples, our biggest recommendation is that you take a visit to your dermatologist as they would know best the treatment for the condition. As for those of you who are experiencing it only occasionally and want a quick and less costly fix, get a treatment that uses an ingredient called retinoid adapalene that helps alleviate cystic pimples. Another complementary product you can use is a cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide which can also make inflammatory acne better.
Step 1: Treatment before a cystic pimple appears
So, you feel the bump but it has not gotten obvious yet, what do you do? Well, the same rule applies, no picking it unless you want scars. Instead, what you would want to do is to apply a spot treatment on the affected area. However, not just any acne medications should be used, as they may have more adverse effects. The product that you can consider using is a face mask cream. Simply dab a little on overnight and the antibacterial sulfur will help.
Step 2: Treatment when a cystic pimple has appeared
Well, this is for when the cystic pimple is already at full glory on your face but you do not feel glorious about it at all. There are products catered to reducing these cystic pimples and one of them is the specialized hydrocolloid acne patches. They are good because they would slowly dissolve over the spot and will release chemicals that help to combat cystic pimples. Otherwise, there are also other spot treatments available. They have properties that can help break down skin cells and reduce the bumps and redness of the cystic pimple. You could also consider using hydrocortisone cream. Adding a dab of cream to your pimple can work wonders and reduce the redness. One more thing is that you could keep the cream in the fridge so that when you use it, not only will it be cooling on the skin, it also helps to cool down the redness and swelling of the pimple while treating it at the same time.
Step 3: Visiting the dermatologist at the appropriate time
Honestly, the appropriate time is always as long as you feel you need to. Even before the cystic pimple has fully formed, you can visit your dermatologists for injections that would eliminate these before they even get the chance to sprout. Otherwise, even more severe situations like a very painful cyst should reckon a trip down to the dermatologist to get that injection. Fret not about the injection as the dermatologists are actually injecting cortisone into the cyst itself. Cortisone probably sounds familiar to you because it is in most cystic pimple treatment products. However, we would refrain from asking for those shots when the pimple is a pus-filled one as it was specially intended to cure the nasty cyst. We would suggest this if the situation is really urgent and you would want the pimple to disappear over a day or two rather than taking weeks.
Step 4: Preventing the scarring of cystic pimples when it goes away
So, as we are familiar with, when cystic pimples vanish, they often leave a trace of discoloration on the skin. The spot where the cystic pimple was would be darker than the rest of our faces. While it can be covered with concealers and cosmetic products, we would still wish for it to be permanently gone from our faces. So, the steps to take to do this would require diligence on your part to follow through it. You should apply sunscreen on your face to quicken the process of the fading of the spot. It is recommended that you apply at least a minimum of SPF 30 every day. That is for when you are out and about in the morning. There is also a routine to be followed at night if you want to really get rid of the scarring faster. There are topical treatments that contain retinoids. It would be good to consistently apply it before you take your rest every night. It helps to promote collagen growth and reduce the scarring over time. Some of the products that you can consider using are adapalene gel. This can be applied three nights a week and if you accompany it with a good moisturizer, you can get the most out of it. This will help diminish the scarring and also keep your face hydrated.
Hence, here are some of the tips that we have gathered from medical experts all around in order to be rid of the pesky cystic pimple. They do not do any good to our faces and make us stressed for weeks, but now you do not have to go through that!