Acne , pimples

She is suffering from acne and pimples , have dark spots on skin which is caused due to pimples there before( acne scars ) it's kind of fungal infection , it started right when she was 13 year old and after that we consulted many doctors but treatment didn't cure it. She is 17 now and very depressed by this , it let her to low confidence in public and don't like socialize, some of her pimples hurt , some cause itching and some are black heads , we went to a dermatologist who suggested pricking it which led to bigger pimples, please help.
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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. Acne treatment has multiple stages - to control new breakouts, to clear the sequalae (pigmentation and scars) and to prevent a relapse. If you have active acne lesions, it should be controlled on priority basis. Acne scar and pores can be treated with subcision, 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.   Best wishes Dr MK Agarwala New Delhi
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