Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 3.7 million people.

As of 2017, the condition was estimated to be costing the U.S. economy about $2.5 trillion.

Acne-related treatments can be effective, but they’re not always inexpensive. 

Acne-light therapy is a topical treatment that uses a chemical compound called cyanocobalamin that’s derived from a plant called the cypress tree.

The compound is also used to treat sunburn and eczema. 

A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology showed that cypress bark light therapy is significantly more effective than a traditional acne treatment.

The study involved more than 2,000 patients and showed that the cream significantly reduced acne scarring and improved overall skin appearance, especially among patients with milder types of acne. 

Researchers found that the cyprusics were more likely to report a significant reduction in acne severity, particularly among patients who had milder acne, and were also more likely than controls to report significantly fewer acne lesions on their face. 

“These results provide a promising avenue to study cyprinics in general and suggest that cyprinic cream might be a promising treatment for acne,” said lead author Jens R. Jensen, MD, PhD, a dermatologist at the University of Minnesota. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, cyprins are also used in cosmetics and cosmetics-related research for treatment of psoriasis, eczematous dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis. 

The study also found that cyprusics were also found to be effective in reducing scarring on the face.

The authors noted that the use of cypruses for acne treatment is not new. 

Dr. Jensen said that his group’s findings could help lead to new treatment approaches that use the cypristone compound.

“In addition to treating acne, cyprisic cream may also be helpful in reducing psoritis and eczi-like conditions, such as atopic eczemia, by helping to reduce scarring,” Dr. Jensen added.

“In this study, we demonstrated that cyPrisics reduce scar production in acne patients, as well as reduce acne-related scarring.”

According to a Mayo Clinic press release, cyPRisics are available through health insurance plans that include plans that cover dermatology services.