i am a young man i used to have perfect skin i developed a cyst behind my ear i had it drained at a doctor and it let to my whole face being cover and cysts and deep scars ? what do you recomend ? this has maid me very shy and i think it holds me back alot
First we need to confirm what is causing these cysts on the face. One possibility could be cystic acne. Cystic acne is the most severe form of acne. Cystic acne affects deeper skin tissue than the more superficial inflammation from common acne. Since they are severe, so systemic medications are usually required. The treatment consists of topical and oral antibiotics, tretinoin, oral contraceptives in females and Intralesional corticosteroid injections. Very severe cases may need excision and drainage. Also the treatment has to be taken for a long time so that relapses do not occur.
Regarding the scarring, it can be due to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation which occurs after acne and can be dealt with when the lesions are treated.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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