Correct Treatment for my Acne?

Hi, I'm a South Asian female with acne. I have mild acne but I don't get several spots at one time--only a few spots. However, these few spots have become inflammed and some have developed into dark acne scarring.

I've been on contraceptive pills which hasn't worked. I have tried many creams such as Benzoyl Peroxide. I have oily combanation skin, and my skin does get flaky mainly due to acne creams. I have opted to try out Obagi Nu-Derm system. I'm not sure this is the right treatment. Please could you advise me if I should continue trying this treatment, as I have never tried invasive treatments such as Obagi before.

Doctor Answers 1

Generally Like Obagi Nu Derm

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I think the Obagi Nu Derm System is basically a good one. Quite expensive, but the products including their prescription strength hydroquinone, (applause for their Nu Derm Blender,) are good. I especially like their cleansers and their Nu-Derm Physical UV Block SPF 32. The latter is in my top five of best sunscreens.

I would make sure that a dermatologist is heavily involved in this treatment. I would also recommend something with Azelaic acid since this can be used on the whole face rather than aimed for a few spots. If you "miss" you won't get the halo effect.

As I said Obagi has good products if you can afford them.

Virginia Beach Dermatologist

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