I am a final year medical student. I am suffering from mild to moderate acne for three months. Acne is on my cheeks and chin, and it is papule, pustules, and scars. I am using tea tree oil and BioFade for three weeks but no effect. One doctor prescribed Isotretinoin, but I have not used it because of the side effects. Kindly tell me the effective treatment for this.
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You mentioned that your acne started only three months ago. Hence there could be triggering factors like stress (you said). Therefore the best remedy to treat your acne is to address the triggering factor. In your case, you should try and avoid stress. Stress sometimes leads to harmonal disturbances, which in turn cause acne.
If you do not want to use Isotretinoin, you may use Adapalene or Salicylic Acid ointments, which also give effective results. Even before going into the sun, you can use a good sunscreen with Spf 50. Before going to sleep, wash your face and apply a gentle moisturizer with vitamin E. This should help. If you have more questions, please get back to me with a picture.
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