Acne needs to be assessed so it may be graded.The more complicated the acne, the more that topical medications may not be able to help.
Do you know a dermatologist in the area? Some forms of acne require injections and surgery. An experienced dermatologist will be the best person to do this.Do not pick on your pimples.Only use medications that were prescribed by a physician .
Some dermatologists may ask you to change your soaps and shampoo.The water may also play a role.Stress due to changes in environment,lack of sleep and poor dietary habits may also cause acne.
Discuss all these with your dermatologist as he/she is the best person to explain the condition to you after a thorough assessment.
Hi. The main factors which lead to acne are oil, bacteria and hormones. As Vanessa says, your doctor or dermatologist will assess your acne and decide whether a topical or oral treatment is best for you. Dermatologists have found the most effective topical prescription gel to be Differin especially when used in conjunction with oral antibiotics or an anti-androgen contraceptive pill like Diane35 (females only). Also check out our Acne forum. Loiloi x