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Severe acne with scarring, pitting, black heads over face and back. Homeopathy not of help. Appropriate solution ?

I am 19 years old (girl) and I am suffering from severe acne for the past 3.5 years now which has lead to severe scarring, pitting, huge pores white/black heads with massive breakouts all over my face and my shoulders/back. I have tried homeopathy , and all other cosmetic treatment kits/home made facial remedies. Nothing seems to work out. Please suggest appropriate solution to get over this problem.
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Your problem is really very agonizing but you have not put proper efforts to get rid of it.
Cosmetic kits and facial remedies just aggravate the acne.
You must stop such home remedies and cosmetic application, and visit a dermatologist so that the best treatment should be started based on the severity of your acne.
Initially the active acne will be taken care of. The scars are more resistant and are treated once the active acne come under control.
In nut shell you will have to keep patience and the treatment will be in phased manner.
Dr. Ajit Singh Kulhari
MD - Skin & VD
Answered: Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Kalpana Pathak's  Response
Firstly use a salicylic acid based face wash and water based moisturiser meant for oily skin to keep your skin nourished. Also get all your comedones extracted regularly and avoid facials. Consult a dermatologist to advise you a treatment plan best suited to your skin. For acne multiple treatment options are available like antibiotics, isotretinoin, topical anti acne gels and creams. Also one can take Glycolic acid or salicylic acid peels. Similarly for scars, one can go with microdermabrasion, micro needling or lasers once the active acne lesions have healed. Once your skin has been assessed, then only according to severity of acne, treatment can be advised. Take care.
Answered: Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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