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Forehead Acne - won't go away

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by *Cicero* on Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:27 am

Forehead Acne - won't go away

Hi, I've been trying to deal with facial acne on my forehead for some years, i'm now in my later 30s and nothing seems to really improve things. I was on low dose antibiotics for some time (which did stop it almost entirely) but have had to come off them as it had been a number of years and couldn't carry on forever!

I currently use a daily exfoliator and then moisturiser each morning and that seems to stop things getting really bad, but it just holds it at this not great/not bad level. I've tried other products routines/washing more frequently but all of these things seem to make it worse.

What should I be looking to try differently here?
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by Dr Sree Krishna on Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:08 pm

Re: Forehead Acne - won't go away

Hi Cicero,

Do you suffer from spots elsewhere on your face? This may actually be acne rosacea (rather than the classic acne vulgaris). Have you shown your GP? There's a variety of topical treatments available which should help. Alternatively, isotretinoin should be effective in switching this off once and for all - but needs to be prescribed by a dermatologist.

Best wishes,

Dr Sreedhar Krishna
Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Clinical Fellow in Dermatopathology ... ar-krishna

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by Prycejosh1987 on Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:01 pm

Re: Forehead Acne - won't go away

Try opening the pores by scrubbing hard and then using antibacterial gel.

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