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.
It takes time to reach a stage where both the doctor and patients feel that this is what final result desired. Have patience and it will pay you back.
Apart from active pharmaceutical medicines, a healthy diet and lifestyle is mandatory to achieve results.
Dr MK Agarwala