Acne medications aim to reduce facial oil production and comedones to eliminate the underlying bacteria and sebaceous gland oil production. Dr. Ebrahim also considers other factors such as your age, overall health, the severity of the condition, lifestyle, and preference of medicine before prescribing you a course.
Oral medications are personalized with the right amount of antibiotics, which usually contain tetracycline (minocycline, doxycycline) or a macrolide (erythromycin, azithromycin). It may also include anti-androgens, which aim at reducing the androgen hormones that trigger oil production.
Topical medications include a combination of different antibiotic creams and lotions designed to bring mild acne under control.
Depending on your routine, Dr. Ebrahim will customize a combination of medicines that can promptly treat your unique condition. Over the years of her practice as a family physician, she has developed several unique medicinal combinations for specific acne cases.