Acne Vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition that occurs when the hair follicles are blocked by oil and debris of dead skin cells causing blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, oily skin and scarring.

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My new acne outbreak is not helped with Cetaphil cleanser and toner. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I want consult about my acne breakout that happened last month. All of them are fresh and so long to heal. Ever since, I do not do any skincare because I am scared it will do more pimples and I do not know what to use as I have sensitive skin. Whenever I use any product, I always hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Aisvareea

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understood the issue. Acne breakouts are regular. You need to treat it whenever you get it to prevent getting dark spots and scarring. Use a mild cleanser and wash your face only twice a day to avoid it from getting dry. In the day time, wash your face with plain ...  Read Full »

How to reduce acne and acne scars?

Query: Please tell me how to reduce acne and acne scars. Im 23, have oily skin and get acne every month one week before my periods. My acne is mild and not the severe one. I have tried so much but can't get over it. I drink lots of water, don't have any digestion issues and get regular periods. Tried: Ac...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, I understand acne can be really bothersome and some times difficult to get rid of. I would love to provide satisfactory treatment. My first advice is stop using neem , aloe vera cider vinegar etc as first we need to control your acne first. Applying these creams and gel may sometimes have ...  Read Full »

Why have I started to have lots of acne on my face, particularly on my forehead?

Query: Hi doctor! I used to have clear skin but since I moved to a new place, I started to have lots of acne on my face particularly on my forehead. I thought it would disappear once I went back home, but it only got worse. I did some research and assumed that it was caused by drinking too much cow's mi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vikash Paudel


Answer: Hi there Acne has multifactorial etiology. Only acne soap does not improve if ypu have grade 2 or more grade acne. You need to have oral and topical medications. This before writing medicines i need to confirm your grade of acne. For mild grade topical clindamycin or retenoic acud derivative would ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pimples and its dark spots?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having skin problems for the two months where pimples are like faint and after it disappears that spot becomes black. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Ponathil

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will help you with your problem. You are having acne vulgaris which is the most common skin condition of your age. Generally, the eruptions on healing leave a mild dark spot. If the eruptions are manipulated by picking them or squeezing them, they leave darker spot...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent pimples on cheeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old female. Lifestyle is healthy with exercise and good food mostly. Since last year, on both sides of my cheeks especially on the right cheek, there are three to four pimples. They produce the white head dries off leaves a red scar and again another erupts. I have sligh...  Read Full »

Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for providing the information. If possible provide me photographs of the affected areas which will help me for a better understanding of your skin problem and proper treatment plan.  Read Full »

I have pimple scars throughout my face. Shall I try shark oil or pore minimizer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been very prone to acne and I have pimples and pimple marks almost everywhere on my face for three years, even though I use Master anti-pimple facial wash and Master anti-pimple cleanser every night, it does not seem to be the solution. I am about to use Skinlight body care rejuve...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pimples present on whiteheads, blackheads, abscesses over the face. This is the spectrum of acne vulgaris which is common at a young age. In your case, as you have reported there are active lesions as well as active acne. This occurs due to androgen production during the ...  Read Full »

Why is my skin bumpy after stopping Accutane three months back?

Query: I was accutane for 10 months at 40 mg for the majority. I have been off of it for 3 months and am noticing bumpy skin, they are not pimples, just small slightly elevated bumps.  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: hi Isotretinoin is the best drug for acne vulgaris and you have taken it for 10 months do that's too long. I generally don't give that much high dose. Young age is very prone to acne vulgaris. in my experience I use accutane 40 mg once daily for three or four months only then I stop it. most of...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for PCOS with bad skin.

Query: Hi doctor, Five years ago, I was diagnosed with PCOS. Then three years later, I started suffering with very bad skin. My skin was excessively oily and I always have spots and deep pores. Sometimes my skin has red blotches, but they are not raised and there are no heads. I seem to have controlled th...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since you are already a diagnosed case of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) which is known to be associated with seborrhea, acne, hirsutism and alopecia called as SAHA syndrome. But, with your history it seems that you are having only acne, which is a good prognostic ...  Read Full »

How to treat acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having something like acne. They are superficial spots and a lot of them are mainly on my forehead, jaw and chin area. I am suffering with this problem for over a year now. Also, I have clogged pores and blackheads. I visited a doctor before and he said that he would not do anything ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read the query in detail. Your problem seems to be acne vulgaris.¬†Acne vulgaris is a common skin concern in adolescents and may sometimes persist in adulthood too. It is a skin disorder involvin...  Read Full »

I am suffering from acne since I was 13 years old. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I am getting acne since the age of 13. I have asthma. No product has worked on my face. I have sensitive oily skin. Kindly advice some solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Charu Bansal

Dermatologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and I understand your concern. Acne has several grades depending on the type of lesions. In grade 1, I prefer to advise topical Clindamycin in the morning and Benzoyl peroxide alternatively with topical retinoids in the night-time. Oral antibioti...  Read Full »

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