Our expert says:
Hi ACNE, thank you for the question.
This is a difficult question to answer, as one cannot see the skin condition to make an accurate diagnosis. Furthermore, if you are a male the acne may be a result from shaving – either due to an allergic reaction or contact dermatitis, or from ingrown hairs. If this is purely cystic acne or you are a female, then one can consider other options. Recently studies have shown excellent clearance of acne with the use of combination Red and Blue LED treatments. The machine that uses this technology is called the Omnilux and you could find your closest doctor by phoning Genop Pharmaceuticals in Jhb. One can consider a course of antibiotics with good topical care and anti-inflammatories.
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