Acne Basics What's a Pimple vs. an Acne Cyst? Share Pin Email More in Acne Basics Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Alternative Treatments Over the Counter Treatments Caring for Your Skin Coping Cleansing Oral Medications Adulthood Teens and Acne Trigger Factors Professional Procedures Topical Prescription Medications Glossary View All Updated April 21, 2016 Do you know the difference between a pimple and an acne cyst? If not, we'll explain. Up Next Up Next Video How to Deal With Acne Pain Up Next Video Is Acne an Infection? Up Next Video How to Treat and Control Severe Acne Up Next Video What is Microdermabrasion for Acne Scars?