Acne cysts are to zits what Godzilla is to chickens. Acne cysts often distend the skin over a relatively large area, up to several inches across. Containing pus and other fluids, attempting to pop them can
only cause additional damage as it may extend the cyst and cause greater inflammation. Cysts appear red and sensitive to the touch and should be seen to by a professional. Mistreatment of a cyst can easily lead to scarring.