Our expert says:
Hi Ansie, thank you for the question and my apologies for the delay but I have been in London attending to my clinic.
Your best advice would be to consult a dermatologist or an aesthetic medical practitioner with a special interest in acne, scarring, and pigmentation so that the skin can be examined and the best treatment options discussed.
Generally speaking you should use a good oil free topical SPF (50 or higher) that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide applied several times daily, a gentle acne face wash (NeoStrata Clarifying Facial Cleanser) twice daily, never squeeze or pop the pimples, never use an exfoliant or granular scrub, and to practice sun avoidance. Specific acne treatments may be necessary to help control further outbreaks and reduce the chance of further scarring and pigmentation such as antibiotics, oral contraceptives, or Roaccutane.
Chemical peels such as the NeoStrata Glycolic acid peeling system combined with the Depigmenting Cream and Brightening cream should help the breakouts, pigmentation and even the scarring.
None “laser” based machines such as the Omnilux will improve the acne and have a rejuvenating effect on the scarring and pigmentation.
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