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Pimples are multifactorial ,and therefore one has to find the exact cause of it.
It can be because of wrong use of soaps to moisturizers or any fairness creams which one is using , to hormonal
disturbances if anybody has(esp in females).So,a complete work up is necessary in all patients.Also one should remember that its not a short course treatment,but a matter of say 6 months or so if pimples are sever .
Firstly I would advise you to stop all cosmetic creams if you are using on face.
Also look for other features of hormonal imbalance in body like weight gain,irregular periods
,facial hair & scalp
hair loss,pimples 2 days prior to periods ,pimples over jaw line etc .If you have any of these then get a hormonal profile done.In such cases conventional treatment for acne would not work,and one needs hormonal tablets to cure acne(as what happened in your case).
In case you don't have any hormonal imbalance & you don't respond to conventional treatment, then one can take retinoids
.Retinoids is a wonderful medicine for acne,provided one gets all the relevant investigations and takes care of all the precautions associated with it.There are certain precaution which your dermatologist
would tell you.
So,in your case, as you have not responded to conventional medicines ,I would advise you to plan either for retinoids or for hormonal treatment (as required).Both medicines give excellent response .
Kindly meet a experienced dermatologist who can understand your case properly and treat you .
Please don't plan for laser
or any beauty parlor treatment .
You can even take chemical peels
along with the medicines.
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