Hi, i've done a bit a research & this is what i came up with: "The best medical treatment for acne often is a combination of medicines. These could include medicine that you put on your skin (topical) and medicine that you take by mouth (oral). Or you may take medicines such as clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide, a gel that contains 2 topical medicines.
Treatment of acne depends on whether inflammation or bacteria are present. Some acne consists only of red bumps on the skin with no open sores (comedonal acne). Topical creams and lotions work best for this type of acne. But if bacteria or inflammation is present with open sores, oral antibiotics or isotretinoin may work better.
The most common types of medicines that doctors use to treat acne include:
*Benzoyl peroxide, such as Brevoxyl or Triaz.
*Salicylic acid, such as Propa pH or Stridex.
*Topical and oral antibiotics, such as clindamycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, and tetracycline.
*Topical retinoid medicines, such as tretinoin (Retin-A), adapalene (Differin), and tazarotene (Tazorac).
*Azelaic acid, such as Azelex, a topical cream.
*Isotretinoin, an oral retinoid.
*Low-dose birth control pills that contain estrogen (such as Estrostep, Ortho Tri-Cyclen, or Yaz), which work well on moderate acne in women and for premenstrual flare-ups.
*Androgen blockers, such as spironolactone. Androgen blockers can be useful in treating acne. These medicines decrease the amount of sebum (oil) made in your pores".
I hope this helps??
how long has it been since you have stopped using? cause i know i broke out for a month at least after i stopped, but even before that i had a oily t-zone on my face so i used proactive but honestly you can even go to walmart and look at there monthly acne treatments just like proactive but alot cheaper.. i just use the walmart brand of the clearasil acne face wash and it does great..
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