I always get cystic acne around my jaw, neck, and ears. How do they form?

Cystic acne is the most severe form of acne. The other forms include papular, pustular, and comedonal acne. Cystic acne consists of large nodular lesions located underneath the surface of the skin.

Cystic acne starts with an occluded hair follicle and bacteria that gets caught in closed space or anaerobic (without oxygen). This environment is very hospitable to bacteria and allows them to multiply quickly, resulting in a lot more bacteria in a closed space. Your immune system has a very fierce reaction to this, which leads to tenderness, redness and inflammation in that area. This is how cystic acne forms. If you are suffering from cystic acne, call Dr. Bobby Buka today to schedule a consultation.