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Having breakouts of acne and pigmentations. Medical cure for this?

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Dr. Kalpana Pathak

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Practicing since :2006

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Posted on Thu, 16 May 2013 in Acne
Question: i have been having regular breakouts of acne and Hyper pigmentation.
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Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak 2 hours later
Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
To treat acne and acne induced pigmentation follow these steps
1) use a salicylic acid based face wash like saslic or neutrogena
2) use water based moisturiser and sunscreen like acne moist and suncote
3) use adapalene benzoyl peroxide gel like Deriva BPO gel in night over acne lesion only. Apply Kojic cream over pigmented spots
4) discuss the options of chemical peels with your doctor. It will reduce both acne and pigmentation.
5) avoid facials and greasy cosmetics. Get your comedones extracted regularly

Hope that would help in treating your skin concern. Should there be a doubt or query, please write back.
Take care
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