Facial Pimple Treatment / Feeling Happy

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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.

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Pimples source

  • Staphylococcus aureus bacteria usually cause large pus-filled pimples. This bacteria grows mostly inside the nose. It is enough to create a small wound on the skin to be a penetration path for this bacterium. Entering this bacterium under the skin causes large pus-filled pimples.


  • Hormonal pimples occur when the body produces more androgens (male hormones such as testosterone) than is needed. In most cases, an increase in the level of androgen production occurs at different stages of life. Hormonal pimples are very common during puberty.


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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Treatment options

There are different treatments for facial pimples, the selection will vary based on the following:

  • age
  • gender
  • severity and extent of the disease
  • the response rate to previous treatments
  • the formation of scars after recovery
  • the cost of treatment
    and the patient’s opinion.


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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:

  1. Patients with mild facial pimples can use topical treatments.
  2. Patients who suffer from “slightly more than mild” facial pimples can use “systemic-topical” combined methods.
  3. Patients with the problem of acute facial pimples should only use “systemic” treatments.


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.

Pharmaceutical treatment of facial pimple

  • Ointment treatment

    The best ointment for face 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.

    • Mupirocin ointment for boils

      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 ointment for boils

      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 boils

      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.

    • Hydrocortisone ointment for cystic acne

      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.

  • Treatment with pills

    Types of pimple pills

    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.

  • Pimples treatment with antibiotics

    Antibiotics can be taken topically or orally:

    • Topical antibiotics: Topical antibiotics work by killing excess skin bacteria and reducing redness and inflammation of the skin. During the first few months of treatment, you can use retinoids and antibiotics together. For this purpose, use antibiotics in the morning and retinoids at night. Antibiotics are often mixed with benzoyl peroxide to decrease the possibility of antibiotic resistance. Usually, the use of topical antibiotics alone is not recommended.
    • Oral antibiotic (acne treatment pill): If you have moderate to severe acne, you may need to take oral antibiotics such as isotretinoin to reduce the bacteria.


Some effective oral antibiotics include:

    • Azithromycin 250 tablets for acne: According to the results of a study, patients who took azithromycin experienced a greater than 80% reduction in inflammatory acne.
    • Doxycycline for acne: Doxycycline is the most common antibiotic prescribed in tablet or capsule form and is used to cure moderate to severe inflammatory pimples or mild inflammatory acne that does not respond to other treatments. This type of acne occurs when bacteria grow in blocked skin pores, leading to red, inflamed bumps.
    • Amoxicillin for acne: Amoxicillin was effective in treating inflammatory acne in patients with treatment-resistant acne. During the first visit, 85.7% of patients who received 1000 mg of amoxicillin experienced improvement.
  • Spironolactone hormone pill

    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.


  • Facial acne treatment with Rakuten

    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.

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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.

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  • Treatment with clinical methods

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”.

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How long do face pimples last?

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.

Do face pimples go away on their own?

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.

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  1. I don’t have a single pimple on my face, but I get pimples easily on my head. I have changed my Jetty shampoo many times. please guide me

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Author and specialist

Dr. Majid Zahrabi,


  • Board Certified Neurosurgeon
  • DHA certificate holder
  • Plantation certificate holder, France
  • Certified holder of Discogol, France
  • A pioneer in the non-surgical treatment of disc herniation in the Middle East and CIS countries.
  • Under the training and coaching of Professor Jacques Theron (founder of Discogel Therapy) since 2008
  • More than 400 successful cervical and 1300 lumbar discogel injections
  • Trained and certified several neurosurgeons and spine surgeons in the Middle East and CIS countries for the treatment of Discogel
  • Strong belief in patient-centered care planning and participation
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Imam Khomeini and Amir Mazandarani Hospital, Sari, Iran, with more than 430 surgeries annually, 2000-2011
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Farmaniyeh, Nikan and Yas Sepid Hospital, Tehran, Iran, with more than 400 surgeries annually, 2011-2012
  • Neurosurgeon at Iranian Hospital, Dubai, 2022-2023
  • Since 2015, he has been working as a reference doctor for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with Discogel and has trained many doctors of spine-related specialties in various countries of the Middle East and CIS in person/practically and online.



  • Individual training sessions under the direct supervision of Professor Jacques Theron in Discogel treatment, 2008-2020
  • Training sessions under the supervision of Professor Thierry Boye on spinal implants, 2007
  • Participation and presentation in several national and international medical and neuro-spinal conferences
  • Board certificate by Iran Neurosurgery Board, 2001
  • Neurosurgery assistant training course, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, 1996-2001 (In 2001, he graduated from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences with the first rank in the country.
  • His thesis the titled:The Application of human amniotic membrane in repair of dura matter in dogs.” ( It was happening for the first time in the world. )
  • General medical education, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, 1984-1993


Published books:

  • CT scan of the brain for doctors
  • Etiology and treatment of painful spine disorders
  • Atlas of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of spine disorders
  • The most common mistakes in the treatment of spinal disorders
  • Reading brain CT scan in simple language (3rd place in the book of the year)
  • Treatment of head and spine injuries

Publications and articles:

  • Bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects of DISCOGEL® (https://www.researchgate.net/)
  • Muscle recovery, reduction of pain, and improvement of movement strategies in patients with lumbar discopathy after injection of Discogel.
  • The article on the initial results of the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection, which won the second-best poster rank at the Pan Arab International Congress of Interventional Radiology (March 14-16, 2015) and was accepted for presentation at the Chicago Pain Congress.
  • The use of human amniotic membrane in dura mater repair in dogs, a study for the first time in the world.



  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2019
  • Chicago International Pain Congress, 2019
  • Iran International Pain Management Congress, 2018
  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2018
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Armenia for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2017
  • First Live Workshop and Seminar on Minimally Invasive Disc Therapy (DISCON), 2017
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Azerbaijan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • Seminar of Iranian official managers, 2016
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Tajikistan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • International Neurological Intervention Congress in Iran, 2014
  • Educational seminar for nurses on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Educational seminar for general practitioners on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Speech at the Retraining Seminar for General Practitioners and Specialists in Dubai (Discon) in 2017
  • Speech in the internal retraining courses of Irani Hospital, Dubai
  • Holding lecture sessions and practical workshops on the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Oman, and Armenia during the years 2015 to 2021.
  • Giving a lecture and holding a practical workshop for neurosurgeons in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City University in 2023

Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.