Acne/pimple treatment
Hello all ! Actually I am suffering with this acne problem on my face and shoulder area as well since I was 14 yr old. The kind of acne I get are super painful and red and does leave a terrifying scar/scars...mainly on cheek an nose area and also on chin during my periods. Well I consulted couple of well-qualified doctors 2 yr before and their treatment did affected my skin and it was completely cured...I thought so ! Unfortunately my acne problem has surfaced again and I am like so frustrated and even it's affecting my self esteem . I tried every remedy ..ranging from allopathy treatment to ayurvedic ..homeopathic...even home remedies ! Regarding my diet...I am very conscious about my diet...I try my level best to avoid oily junky food and do decent amount of exercise. Please please help me with this ! What kind of dermatologist should I visit? I have already spent hell lot of a money over chemical peels n all sort of treatments. Should I give it a try ...again?
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Skin care needs to be customized based on the presenting complaints. There are different ways to achieve a flawless skin after acne and it needs medical interventions and commitment on part of the patient. Acne treatment has multiple stages - to control new breakouts, to clear the sequelae (pigmentation and scars) and to prevent a relapse. An attempt to find out the root cause of acne should be made in every patient or else it keeps recurring. Each phase takes a couple of weeks before we move to the next phase of treatment. If you have active acne lesions, it should be controlled on priority basis. Acne scar and pores can be treated with subcisions, dermaroller, fractional CO2 lasers, chemical peels and likewise. Remember combining treatment modalities help to achieve desired results earlier. Your dermatologist will decide a treatment plan for you after a consultation. Apart from active pharmaceutical medicines, a healthy diet and lifestyle is mandatory to achieve results. Chemical peels and other similar stuffs do not address the core cause of acne but they help in clearing existing acne.
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You can start on a OTC benzoyl peroxide face wash till you meet a Dermatologist.
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