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Persistent heavy acne on forehead even on using supatretc, considerable improvement on cheeks. Advice?

i have lots of acne on my forehead ... from really years... all are very tiny consulted a dermotologist recently.. he gave me supatretc which he asked me to apply for oly 1hour nd wash it off nd a facewash cutishine(3times a day).. evn i had acne vulgaris on my cheeks too... but after starting dis treatment... all acne on my cheeks cleared completely within a week... but the forehead der is no much improvement... wat should i doctor??? as ll as my dermotologist mentioned dat its comodial acne
Asked On : Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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Hi Jerry,
Persistence of acne over forehead could be due to oily scalp or dandruff also. So keep your scalp clean. Instead of using supatret c for an hour only apply it over areas of involvement overnight. However use very small amounts and do not rub as it can lead to irritation of skin. Also if one is not having much response, you can start with oral isotretinoin 20 mg for 10 to 15 days. To prevent further recurrences it is always better to get your comedones extracted manually or by radiofrequency. Once your skin is clear, use a mild face and a water based moisturiser to keep skin healthy and acne free. Take care.
Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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