Question re Acne Treatments: I have a very mild acne and they seem to never go away

Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Question:

Hey. 🙂
I was just wondering, I have a very mild acne and they seem to never go away, they never grow any heads or anything, they just stay as red bumps I’m starting to break out a lot, I’ve tried so many cleansers, treatments, moisturizers and medications, even changed my diet but still, it just continually gets worse.
So I guess my question is, what kind of treatment would be best for me?

Answer:

For acne that is resistant to all topical treatments, medications, and diet, it may be necessary to see a dermatologist to be prescribed Roaccutane (Isotretinoin). Especially if the acne is severe or causing scarring, it is important to treat this as an urgent matter. Roaccutane is the most effective acne treatment, although its use needs to be monitored carefully by a specialist dermatologist.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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