Acne is caused due to many factors like unhealthy lifestyle etc…

Acne Treatment in Hyderabad India


Acne is one of the most common skin conditions seen in all the ages of life. Usually occurs in adolescents but, about 20% of cases occur in adults.  Acne/pimples usually starts during puberty around 10 -13 years of age and tends to be severe in people with oily skin. Females are more prone to mild to moderate forms of acne.

Common causes:

  • Unhealthy lifestyle
  • Pollution
  • Hormonal changes
  • And other contributing factors such as excess oil production, bacteria, stress, dietary intake, menstruation and genetics.
Acne/pimples usually occur on the face, and other areas like the chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms.
Mild acne can be minimized with proper skin care. But moderate/severe acne or resistant acne requires medical treatment. Acne over the back, is usually resistant to treatment but early treatment helps. Scars are the consequence of untreated acne and can be a major concern as they affect the personality of an individual.

In summary, treatment for acne includes lifestyle modifications, healthy diet, disciplined skin care routine and medical treatments depending upon the stages of the acne.

Topical treatment:

Topicals include creams/gels/ointments such as antibiotic creams (clindamycin, dapsone, nadifloxacin), benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, salicylic acid, azelaic acid etc. These help in controlling the breakouts and decrease sebum production. Usually given in conjunction with other treatments in severe acne.


Oral antibiotics are prescribed for treating moderate to severe acne. Medications used are doxycycline, azithromycin, minocycline etc. Oral Retinoids are used in treatment of moderate to severe, resistant and nodular cases. Hormonal therapy is generally advised for women with hormonal acne after thorough evaluation of respective hormonal profile.

Chemical peels:

Chemical Peels are used in combination with other treatment modalities. Many different types of peels such as Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid and Mandelic acid etc., are used to treat various types of acne.

Know more about chemical peel treatment

Light and Laser based therapy:

Laser therapies are used to target propionibacterium acnes, leading to production of free radicals which destroy the sebaceous glands. Red light (inflammation) or Blue light (P.acnes) or blue-red low level laser therapy is used for a short duration to control acne.

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Pimple marks are caused by popping of pimples or direct pressure, which leads to bleeding, red spots or dark spots. Firstly, picking of acne must be avoided. Skin lightening creams like retinoids, glycolic acid, azelaic acid, kojic acid etc are used to remove dark spots which takes around 4-6 months. Combination with chemical peels or lasers gives the desired results in short time.

Depending on the stage of the acne, the treatment used varies from maintaining good skin care with face cleansers, moisturizers and medical treatments such as anti-acne topical and oral tablets.

The motive of Laser Treatment for acne when combined with other medical treatments is to reduce the risk of acne scars. Permanent reduction of acne happens after all the causative factors are addressed and treated accordingly.

Comedones are the primary stage of acne, caused by blockage of oil producing gland. This can also occur due to salon procedures like Facials/ clean ups and persistent usage of home remedies.  When the pore is clogged with sebum secretions it is called as white head/black head (comedone). The white head oxidizes on exposure to air, forms black head. Commonly seen on forehead, cheeks and chin. The best treatment for comedonal acne is daily application of retinoid and getting them removed by a certified Dermatologist.

Acne is treated by combination of topicals such as retinoids, Benzoyl Peroxide cream, antibiotics along with oral treatment depending on the stage of acne. This is the best and safe treatment when followed by good skin care plan.

No. Antibiotics or antibiotic cream, act on one of the factor i.e., bacteria. For the resolution of acne, it should be combined with retinoids and BPO.

Yes. PCOD or PCOS can cause and aggravate the existing acne due to underlying hormonal imbalance, and the treatment slightly varies from the regular acne treatment.

The stage of active papule and pustule which become large enough to become cyst is called cystic acne.

Chemical peels used for acne are salicylic acid, mandelic acid peel, azelaic acid peel etc. They are completely safe.

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