Not all acne is the same. There are various forms of it, for instance, whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and cystic acne. Severe cystic acne must be treated with the utmost care, because medications or treatment regimens that are unsuitable for a person’s skin, can cause damage and exacerbate the problem.
Cystic acne is best kept in check during the early stages of the condition. It is important to consult a medical practitioner or a skin care expert as soon as it begins to worsen. If it is not treated early on, it can become so severe that even the strongest antibiotics take months to have an effect. Certain antibiotics and medications prescribed for acne can cause physical problems. Many have very serious side effects.
Experts have determined that the main cause of cystic acne is excessive oil secretion by the skin’s glands. This is generally the result of other problems, for instance, clogged pores, dirt on the skin etc. Scientists and researchers have not yet been able to determine a sure shot remedy for cystic acne for everyone who suffers from it. This is why, at least in part, there are so many acne products and ‘cures’ on the market and the problem still persists.
Accutane is a very popular medication prescribed to treat cystic acne. While it is effective for some people, it can cause the skin to become extremely dry. Muscle pain and weakness may also occur as a result of taking Accutane.