Acne treatment starts with a dermatologic consultation. Each patient is assessed according to:
- skin type and color
- severity, duration, and stage of acne
- previous and present medications
- other medical problems
- other pertinent history
The doctor then plans for the course of treatment which may include:
- topical medications and skin care products
- oral medications
- procedures like acne surgery, lasers, etc.
Acne management almost always entails a series of treatments and necessitates a sense of commitment from the patient to comply with the proper application and intake of the medicines prescribed and to return on scheduled follow-ups.