Nodular Acne vs. Cystic Acne: What's the Difference?

In my latest blog post, I delve into the differences between nodular and cystic acne, two severe forms of acne that often get confused. While both are painful and can cause scarring, nodular acne is characterized by hard, inflamed lumps beneath the skin's surface, whereas cystic acne is softer, filled with pus, and often larger. Both conditions can be triggered by hormones, stress, and diet, but cystic acne is more linked to genetic factors. Treatment options differ for each, with nodular acne often requiring stronger prescription medications while cystic acne may respond to hormonal therapies. Understanding the differences can help you seek the right treatment and manage these stubborn skin conditions.