It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Acne Message Board

Cystic Acne-Cutting Them Out ?????

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-29-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Posts: 14
JosieLee HB User
Unhappy Cystic Acne-Cutting Them Out ?????


My partner, who is nearly 43, has been suffering from cystic acne for over 10 years.
At present he has 3 large cysts on his face and head. In the past they have been on his arms.
He has seen skin specialists who have told him the only treatment is to cut the cysts out, which is what he has been getting done over the years.
Doctors have tried burning them off only for them to return weeks later.
They are large, do not look like "pimples" and they seem to have a core. They go crusty over time and do not go away.
My partner has Bipolar and this is making him quite depressed. To top it off we are getting married in 3 weeksa and he is devastated that he has these cysts on his face. Me, I could care less, I am marrying him "warts and all".

Does anyone else suffer from this or know anything that might help him?

Thank you.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 07-30-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 6
ticktickatick HB User
Re: Cystic Acne-Cutting Them Out ?????

Cutting them out? Are you serious? What quack of a doctor is he seeing?

He should be getting cortisone shots.

Old 08-28-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 20
DucStar HB User
Re: Cystic Acne-Cutting Them Out ?????

Originally Posted by ticktickatick View Post
Cutting them out? Are you serious? What quack of a doctor is he seeing?

He should be getting cortisone shots.
It's very common to remove cysts in a surgical setting, I've had many removed myself. In fact, I have one on my neck I need to schedule an ent appt to have removed. The process is to cut the skin around the cyst, and to cut the entire cyst out sack and all. In some cases this is a temporary measure and a cyst may grow back - could be days or years before that happens if at all.

I have no advice, but I can sympathize. It's awesome that you are caring and supportive, that's more important then anything. Good luck and congrats uth the wedding!

Old 08-28-2012, 08:26 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 2,199
noevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB Usernoevr HB User
Re: Cystic Acne-Cutting Them Out ?????

Hi, I've had I think was called a sebaceous cyst cut off my back a few years ago. I don't really have any acne this thing just appeared right about where my bra line is. I noticed lying on my back one night that it was hurting back there and looked in the mirror and here was this 1 inch wide bump near my spine (I have spine problems too). Yes I am married and you'd think someone would have told me lol!

Anyway I went to a surgeon and he cut it out, the gland and all so it would NOT come back he said. But, it left a dent in my back (better than the bump I guess). So you said he is going to skin specialists? Dermatologist types? I'd be sure of that I believe. I would worry about scarring if not. Are they telling him about what its going to look like afterwards because my dr. told me it would be flat but its not. But I went to a regular surgeon. hmmf.

My son has had cortisone injected into a recurrent bump that had gotten hard. (he had had acne) Once that was done it went away, it was about 1/8 inch in size I guess.

I was wondering if there is some sort of laser treatment he can get a couple weeks out from the wedding to calm things down or something. That would be a dermatologist there.

Good luck, cj

Last edited by noevr; 08-28-2012 at 08:29 PM. Reason: mispellings, left words out

Old 09-27-2012, 12:06 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 147
kind1 HB User
Re: Cystic Acne-Cutting Them Out ?????

I'm just guessing that literally cutting the acne blemishes out of the skin will result in severe scarring - possibly giving a "pitted skin" type of appearance. Perhaps your friend can get a second (and/or third) opinion from a derm at another practice.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Adult cystic acne? nitts95 Acne 6 05-27-2009 10:02 PM
Non-Cystic Acne? - what do I do? Smartpants Acne 3 03-03-2005 03:58 AM
MEDERMA has been helping with my CYSTIC ACNE!! fawnieb Acne 0 01-17-2005 08:52 PM
Who has cystic Ance and what works for you? LkK2507 Acne 6 11-20-2004 05:39 AM
Cystic Acne - Retin A Micro started today! DirtDiva Acne 10 10-08-2004 04:53 AM
I am OFFICIALLY a FREAK of nature jen56 Acne 21 05-02-2004 05:03 PM
NLite Laser helped with daughter's cystic acne Wants2Help Acne 0 02-09-2004 11:20 AM
Cystic Acne Killers SOG777 Acne 8 01-23-2004 05:15 AM
A stance against CYSTIC ACNE joshua007 Acne 5 03-30-2003 11:49 AM
To Karen14 and anyone else with cystic acne swissmiss Acne 1 04-27-2001 11:32 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:41 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!