Which treatment would be best for me? I have struggled with acne since a teen and I am now 28 and still can't seem to get it under control. I have blackheads whiteheads dark spots on my face that never seem to vanish I even feel little bumps under the skin whenever I rub. It make me very self conscious and insecure so I am constantly picking and squeezing my face in hopes that I can remove some of the bumps I've tried EVERTHING is there surgery and what is it called I want these dark spots gone!
Acne Scars. Struggled Since I Was a Teen? (photo)
Doctor Answers (2)
As you are experiencing, even adults suffer with acne. For the most part, acne is a chronic condition. The use of isotretinoin (Accutane) can potentially cure it in some people. There are also many excellent medications and treatments. It sounds like you need to consult with a board-certified dermatologist to discuss your options. The marks in the pictures look like post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and will probably resolve if you get your acne treated. Good luck!
Web reference: http://www.dinastrachanmd.com/acne-treatments/index.html
Which Treatment for Acne Scars?
Hi RM. For the small pimples and dark marks, you may be best served with an exfoliating agent like Retin A or glycolic acid. For the dark marks, it would be best to try a 4% or 6% hydroquinone. Your local dermatologist should be able to provide these prescriptions for you.
Even if the acne does not disappear completely, you should be able to get rid of the spots which is going to improve the overall appearance of the skin.
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