What You Should Know About Cystic Acne

Cystic Acne on the Back - Photo © A.D.A.M.

Cystic Acne of the Back.  Photo © A.D.A.M.

Updated June 16, 2014.


A severe form of acne characterized by intense redness and inflammation. Skin of cystic acne sufferers contains a large number of nodules and cysts. Cystic acne is very painful and often leaves scarring. A dermatologist must treat cystic acne.

Also Known As: Nodulocystic acne, severe acne