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Suffering from acne. Skin and scalp oily. Acne marks. Used doxicyclin. Permanent solution?

sir, i am 35 years old male, suffering from acne since my teenage which is of moderate severity, my skin and scalp is very oily . i am suffering from break outs regularly once in 3-4 weeks, which leave acne marks allover my face. previously i used doxycillin for 3 months which gave breakout free period of 4 months. kindly suggest me permanent solution. thank you, srinivas
Asked On : Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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1. You can use the over the counter salicylic acid based face wash ( eg. Neutrogena Deep pore cleanser , Normaderm Vichy) . Use the face wash twice a day .
2. Use an alcohol free toner for the free outflow of the oil from the oil glands after using the face wash. ( e. Sebamed toner)
3. If you are using a sunscreen you should use a light water based SPF 15 sunscreen.
4. Do not use a moisturizer untill necessary as heavy moisturizer use can cause more acne on skin .

Dermatological CLINIC Based Services:

1. Salicylic acid is a a form a peel treatment , a liquid which is applied over the skin by the doctor. This is kept on the skin for a period of 5 minutes and removed out with water. The peel seeps in the skin and controls the size of the oil glands giving rise to acne . It also has mild antibiotic properties.
2. The dermatologist might prescribe you certain oral or topical application antibiotics.,

The above regimen is ideal for controlling your acne . The Peel treatment is the best treatment which has an advantage of not only controlling your acne but will also improve your complexion . There is no permanent solution for acne cure.

Thanks and take care
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