Face and body pimples are a chronic and common inflammatory skin disease that often occurs in teenagers and affects up to 85% of teenagers, so most teenagers and young people are involved in facial pimple treatment programs. This disease can continue until adulthood or appear initially in adulthood.
It is important to note that having a regular skincare routine that uses different types of skin cleansers and moisturizers based on your skin type will have a very effective contribution in getting rid of all kinds of skin problems.
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There are different treatments for facial pimples, the selection will vary based on the following:
It is important to note that when dealing with multiple methods of treating facial pimples, it is better to follow the following method to see the best results, which include:
Topical treatment refers to the application of medications and treatments directly to the affected area of the skin without the medication being absorbed into the bloodstream. Examples of topical treatments include over-the-counter products like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide creams or washes, as well as prescription medications like retinoids and antibiotics that are applied directly to the skin. Topical treatments can be effective for treating conditions that are localized to particular areas of the skin, such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis.
In contrast, systemic treatments typically involve the use of medications that are absorbed into the bloodstream and can impact multiple areas of the body. These treatments are usually used for conditions that affect the whole body, such as autoimmune disorders or infections.
In the continuation of this article from “drhealthandbeauty,” we will review the best options of “Pharmaceutical treatment of facial acne for mild to moderate acne.” We will also provide a solution for severe pimples.
Topical antibiotics used in treating acne on the face and body include clindamycin, tetracycline, and erythromycin, which are used in 1-4% concentrations. In addition to reducing the number of pimple microbes, they have anti-inflammatory properties. Monotherapy with topical antibiotics should not be done because it causes resistance.
What is the use of Mupirocin 2% cream? Mupirocin is an antibiotic which prevents bacteria from increasing on your skin. Topical mupirocin (used on the skin’s surface) treats skin infections such as impetigo or staph skin infection.
Other topical antibiotics, such as mupirocin, bacitracin and topical sulphastamide, have no role in treating acute ovarian cyst pimples.
Tetracycline works by reducing the growth of bacteria that cause acne. Also, this drug acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing the redness and swelling of pimples. Tetracycline treats temperate to severe acne, although it is sometimes used for resistant mild inflammatory pimples.
Hydrocortisone ointment for acne can be useful and effective because it fights redness and inflammation and does so quickly. Hydrocortisone may be more effective, especially when combined with other medications such as benzoyl peroxide.
All whiteheads or serious pimples can turn into purulent, inflamed pimples; if this happens, hydrocortisone can reduce the swelling and redness of these pimples.
However, for small whiteheads and blackheads, hydrocortisone ointment has no effect. In this case, the pharmacist or doctor can recommend another ointment specifically targeting this pimple.
Cystic acne is a more intense form of pimple that usually appears red, hard, shiny, and irritating. Since inflammation is the main aspect of cystic acne, hydrocortisone cream can help at least somewhat.
Although hydrocortisone can usually make these types of pimples look less red and swollen, this ointment is a temporary treatment and is more cosmetic than a long-term solution.
One of the choices of doctors to treat various types of skin acne is to use drugs. A large group of drugs used to treat acne are antibiotics. The other category is hormonal drugs, and finally, we introduce Rakuten, which you have probably heard of.
Antibiotics can be taken topically or orally:
Some effective oral antibiotics include:
Spironolactone is an oral antiandrogen medication that helps treat hormonal acne in women in their 20s and 30s, as well as women who are perimenopausal and menopausal. Spironolactone is effective in the treatment of cystic acne, the treatment of purulent acne, and also the treatment of blackheads.
Isotretinoin, Accutane or Rakutan tablets all refer to the same type of drug and are vitamin A derivatives. It contains two active ingredients, Clindamycin and Tretinoin. Clindamycin is an antibiotic that can help clear existing blemishes. Tretinoin is a retinoid (vitamin A derivative) that stimulates collagen production and improves skin cell turnover also, it can be effective in the treatment of cellulite.
This medication may be prescribed for people who have moderate or severe acne that has not responded to other treatments. Side effects of oral isotretinoin include:
If you are using Rakuten acne treatment, you should visit your doctor regularly to monitor for side effects.
There are several clinical methods for treating facial acne. But due to the fact that their most common use is to remove pimple marks, we have discussed it in the article “The best way to remove facial pimple marks”.
The duration of a pimple can vary depending on the type of pimple and the individual’s skin and immune system. In general, normal pimples (non-infected) can last from several hours to a few days, while inflamed or infected pimples may take longer to heal, depending on the severity of the infection. It’s important to note that touching or picking at the pimple can prolong the healing process and increase the risk of scarring. If you develop a pimple that lasts longer than 2 weeks or if it is accompanied by severe pain, swelling, or redness, it’s recommended to consult with a dermatologist for exact diagnosis and treatment.
Yes, pimples disappear over time, depending on the type of pimple and the skin and immune system of the person. Pimples that are not inflamed or infected usually clear up on their own within a few days to a week. However, inflamed or infected pimples may take longer to heal depending on the severity of the infection. It is important to avoid touching or picking at the pimple, as this can prolong the healing process and increase the risk of scarring.
Pimples are the most common problem on the face. Most facial acne occurs during adolescence. However, other types of acne develop in adulthood.
Anyway, any acne you have can be treated. If your facial acne is mild to moderate, using the drugs mentioned in this article will make you happy and give you a feeling of lightness.
Nevertheless, suppose you have severe and inflammatory acne and need stronger drugs. In that case, you must first consult with a dermatologist so that he can prescribe systemic drugs based on your conditions.
Suppose you have doubts about the type of acne and do not know whether it is mild, moderate or severe. In that case, we suggest starting the treatment with the information given in this article, and if the answer you like is not obtained, visit an expert to prescribe systemic drugs.
Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.