Cystic Acne is one nasty mofo. Unlike your average superficial pimples, cystic acne is the kind that forms a large painful bump deep under the skin so that it does not come to head and is not poppable. It is the kind of acne most responsible for scarring as it causes inflammation to the tissue even when left alone, but especially if you try to squeeze or pick at them.
THE HORMONAL RELATIONSHIP
Whilst estrogen excess can certainly cause acne, the major culprit for cystic acne are the hormones called androgens which are the natural steroid hormones in our body responsible for male characteristics, such as testosterone, DHT and DHEA.