Cystic acne occurs when “cysts” that are below the skin surface become infected. This bacterial infection can result in a signifcant amount of tissue loss and can in most cases permanent scars result. So severe is cystic acne that its treatment requires the use of topical and oral antibiotics. If Cystic acne is left untreated it generally results in heavy scarring.
Cyst: a sac or space (commonly in the lower layer of the skin) that contains fluid or semi-solid material. Cysts or boils are large, inflamed acne lesions that are filled with pus. They occur when the contents of a clogged pore seeps into the skin, thus producing a significant local immune response. Cystic acne can be painful and leave scars.
Our BIOSKINFORTE acne treatment cream can help prevent the formation of scars and helps to fight bacterial infection. It also relieves the side effects on the skin of using isotretinoin drugs to combat severe acne while acne is active.
For patients with severe inflammatory acne that does not improve with antibiotic medicines, a doctor may prescribe isotretinoin (Accutane* or Rooacutane), a retinoid.
Isotretinoin is an oral drug that is usually taken once or twice a day with food for 15 to 20 weeks. It markedly reduces the size of the oil glands so that much less oil is produced. As a result, the growth of bacteria is decreased.
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Advantages of Isotretinoin (Accutane) Accutane And Cystic Acne
Isotretinoin is a very effective medicine that can help prevent scarring. After 15 to 20 weeks of treatment with isotretinoin, acne completely or almost completely goes away in up to 90 percent of patients.
In those patients where acne recurs after a course of isotretinoin, the doctor may institute another course of the same treatment or prescribe other medicines.
Disadvantages of Isotretinoin (Accutane)
Isotretinoin can cause birth defects in the developing fetus of a pregnant woman.
It is important that women of childbearing age are not pregnant and do not get pregnant while taking this medicine.
Women must use two separate effective forms of birth control at the same time for 1 month before treatment begins, during the entire course of treatment, and for 1 full month after stopping the drug. They should ask their doctor when it is safe to get pregnant after they have stopped taking Accutane.
Some people with acne become depressed by the changes in the appearance of their skin. Changes in mental health may be intensified during treatment or soon after completing a course of medicines like Accutane.
A doctor should be consulted if a person feels unusually sad or has other symptoms of depression, such as loss of appetite or trouble concentrating.
Other possible side effects of Isotretinoin include:dry eyes, mouth, lips, nose, or skin; itching; nosebleeds; muscle aches; sensitivity to the sun; and, sometimes, poor night vision. More serious side effects include changes in the blood, such as an increase in triglycerides and cholesterol, or a change in liver function.
To make sure Accutane is stopped if side effects occur, the doctor monitors blood studies before treatment is started and periodically during treatment. Side effects usually go away after the medicine is stopped.
BIOSKINFORTE is an alternative to drugs in the fight against cystic acne. It can also be used in conjunction with isotretinoin drugs
If you are taking isotretinoin drugs (brand names Accutane®, Roaccutane®, or other) for cystic acne treatment and you are still experiencing active acne you do not have to wait untill acne is no longer active to start treating acne scarring. You can use BIOSKINCARE safely while on isotretinoin or retinoid drugs. It will strenghten your skin and still dissolve scarring.
BIOSKINCARE can be used in conjunction with isotretinoin both to get rid of acne scars and to relieve the side effects associated with the dryness and thinning of your skin that the acne drug causes.
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“‘Does wonders for those taking Accutane’
I have struggled with acne all my life but finally by my forties, with care, it was pretty much gone. Then as I approached the end of obtaining my college degree (very late in life!) I was very, very stressed out and sleep deprived. My face broke out horribly. I thought with over the counter stuff it would blow over in a week or two. It got worse and I could not stop picking and digging at it. My face looked almost bloody and was very greasy. The doctor put me on 20 mg of accutane per day. Accutane is great and does work but I remembered all the awful scaling & peeling I had. But I had to do something so I dutiful began to take my accutane knowing it would knock out this acne.
It was slow going healing and scar fading because I am older but in two months time you will be very happy like I was. You will slowly get better day by day. Not good for a few days and then set back and then start again. You just keep going. It has diminished scars somewhat but it makes the rest of your skin look so good you look better all over!!! This without a doubt a good healthy product. It should be prescribed or sold with every single prescription of accutane. This is not just a feel good and smell good cream (I do wish it was unscented though). This is medicinal and will truly help you. It sort of makes your skin whole, not just one part okay and the rest yucky, there is a overall consistency. I was generous with the first jar, every morning and night, now I am just at night. I use it all over my face, right around my eyes and on my throat sometimes. Life is hard enough but facing the world with attractive healthy skin is just one less thing to worry about. Thank from the bottom of my heart.”
Nancyellen D, CT, USA