Acne since I was 15
The first time I got acne was when I was 15. It was only on the forehead but it was completely covered with acne. I had blackheads on my nose and also few on my chin. So it was only on the t-zone. Also I had few eruptions on the back and chest. I began consulting a local dermatologist. His medication was effective. But few later when I stopped the medication I started getting it back. In fact this time it was on my cheek, towards the ear. Again began a high dose of medicines to control it. It was much pretty much under control till a few years back. Now I have it again since over a year. It get it on the forehead, nose and chin. But worse are the cheeks. I even get lot of whiteheads and blackheads. There are lot of scars too. Please help me get a clear and healthy skin.
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Hi. Greetings. Acne is a chronic problem. You'll need lifestyle changes. The following would help you : 1. Daily use of gel based sunscreen in day time of SPF 30 applied half hour before sun exposure to prevent darkening of spots. 2. Daily bed time use of retinoid cream 3. Antibiotic agents short course- prescribed by dermatologist for controlling out bursts .salicylic acid based or benzoyl peroxide based face wash for oily skin. 4. Evaluation by dermatologist for any other trigger or need for oral retinoids- this will indeed help. Also salicylic acid Peel if needed 5. Procedures like microneedling rf, fractional lasers or just microneedling for scars are helpful and necessary. Chemical peels for acne and spots. Using an anti fungal shampoo will be of great help to you. 6. Kindly read my blog on daily skin care on Practo health feed. Daily fitness work out and loads of fruits and veggies will help loads in improving your skin. Send pics of lesions and further queries on private follow up chat. Hope this helps. Warm regards. Dr Govind S Mittal, excel care hospital, Bangalore.
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