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.
Your dermatologist will decide a treatment plan for you after a consultation.
Please do not self medicate with those gels. They must be prescribed by skin specialist with full usage instructions . Not to be used in pregnancy too. Avoid picking pimples and consult skin specialist. Acne treatment takes 3 months followed by maintenance gel . Treat early to prevent black marks and scar.