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Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan
Hello dr, i would like to ask in regards to the title above, i rarely breakouts and there will be only two or three pimples popping out during my cycles while other days will be fine. And I believe it’s a hormonal acne. However, i notice my cheeks and foreheads has this small tiny bumps for the past few months and its getting worst and worst and whenever i touch it’s like a “Braille” feels. I did some readings and search in the internet, some said it’s fungal acne and some said it is due to the mask we wore everyday. If is it so, may i know how to treat this tiny bumps and what ingredients should i include. Thank you so much.
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Acne is the most common dermatological condition faced by many people. One of the complications of acne is scarring and black pigmentation on skin. Fortunately acne scars can be treated.
Acne is usually triggered by certain factors such as are oil-based cosmetic products, stress and anxiety, unhealthy eating habits, humidity or exposure to dirt, hormonal changes and physical irritation from headbands or occlusive clothing. It is important for you to identify what is the contributing factor to your acne formation and removing it.
You are advised to follow a routine daily skincare regime using oil-free and gentle products as well as cleanse your skin after sweating and before going to bed. You should also avoid diet rich in oil and fats, and increase intake of fruits and vegetables.
You can also use topical products containing alpha hydroxyl acids, lactic acids, topical retinoids or salicylic acids. However it is advisable to get advice from your dermatologists before using these products as they may be a little harsh for your skin.
If these treatments do not work, your doctor may recommend certain procedures such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, fillers, microneedling and injections. Acne scars can be debilitating but there are many treatment options. However, the best way to handle acne is prevention.
Please talk to our doctor to get a more accurate explanation on acne treatment and prevention. You can click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to talk to us online.