What would you Recommend I do for my acne / skin problem. What is my skin problem? (photos)
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Active acne, discoloration and scarring
Payman Kosar, MD
Hi,thanks for your question.what is seen on pictures looks like acne.You need to consult a dermatologist who can help you with the best treatment options.Initially for the acne you need to start on Isotroin ,for about 3-6 months along with mild peels and topical antiacne preparations like clindamycin,benzoyl peroxide 2.5% combination.Avoid picking the acne.You can also go for acne lasers.After discontinuing isotroin you can go for fraxel lasers for the residual scars.
Treatment of acne prone acne scars
I would start with Melapads daily because they can help with the active acne. Afterwards, I would use a combination of monthly Melapeels and fractional RF ematrix.
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Whenever acne starts to leave permanent scarring, the first treatment that I consider is Oral isotretinoin. That is the first step, find a board certified dermatologist and get started on Isotretinoin. Unfortunately this can be pricey if you don't have health insurance. It is also a pain to take this medication as it requires monthly labs. That said, isotretinoin is the ONLY medication that CURES ACNE. It will make a drastic difference in your skin and likely clear you up within 6 months. Once you have treated your active acne, give it a few months to see what degree of scarring you have after treatment. Finally, you can start looking at cosmetically repairing the existing scars with things like laser resurfacing etc. It takes a lot of time and a lot of work but you will be amazed at the outcome. Best of luck!
Red spots and brown spots from acne
Cystic acne not responding to at-home remedies
Find a Dermatologist in your area and discuss starting a course of Accutane (isotretinoin). If this particular medication is not a good fit for you, there are other topical and oral medications that will be very helpful in treating your acne. Best of luck!
Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen
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