HomeAnswersDermatologyacneI am concerned about acne all over my face that do not subside despite of using anti-acne products. Kindly help.

What is the treatment for acne vulgaris?


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Answered by

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At October 31, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 8, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have been suffering from acne all over my face, and I would have tried all the anti-acne products in the market to get rid of my acne but, I do not see any improvement. Whenever I go out, my self-esteem is very low. Kindly suggest a better treatment.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Suvash Sahu


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern.

Acne Vulgaris is a common skin problem in adolescents and adulthood it involves pilosebaceous follicles or oil glands and is therefore seen to involve areas with dense oil glands like the face, chest, back, and upper arms which are the common sites of involvement.

From the picture you have sent (attachments have been removed to protect the patient's identity), your case looks like grade two to grade three acne.

I suggest you follow the below-mentioned instructions.

  1. Apply Faceclin gel(Clindamycin, Nicotinamide) during day time over pimples for two to three months.
  2. Apply Microbenz (Benzoyl Peroxide) 3.5% gel at night over the whole face for around two to three months.
  3. Take a capsule of Doxycyclin 100 mg once daily for one month.
  4. Wash your face twice daily.
  5. Avoid oily, spicy food, junk food, milk products, and nonvegetarian foods.
  6. Consume lots of water which hydrates your skin.
  7. Kindly consult a specialist, talk to them, and take the medication with their consent.

I hope this information will help you.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Suvash Sahu
Dr. Suvash Sahu


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