Originally Posted by rainbowdawn
How can you tell if they are cysts instead of acne?
I would get pimples that I could easily pop (I know, a big no no) and they would be gone before I knew it. The cysts were deep under the skin, never came to a head, hurt like hell, and they'd be pretty big. They'd also last for weeks, and some of the ones I've had have lasted for months. I went to a derm to see what they could do to help me out. He monitored me for a few months on different medications and told me that I had severe and persistent cysts and I started taking accutane.