The key to choosing an acne treatment depends on the severity and type of acne. If you have had acne since a long time, it is likely that there is an underlying cause for the same which may need to be investigated. Superficial use of creams and facials can be a waste of time. Chemical peeling is a well known procedure, however it is not indicated in every case of acne especially those with hypersensitive skin. As the name suggests a chemical peel involves application of a chemical on the skin which causes the top layer of the skin to peel off allowing the underlying skin to regenerate. It is a moderately invasive line of treatment and is therefore to be done with caution to prevent any damage and scarring of the skin. After all, the goal in treating acne is not only to control the acne but also to promote a clearer and healthier skin. As your acne has been chronic, it is important for you to investigate your case thoroughly. If there is an underlying cause which remains untreated, no amount of peeling or external treatment is going to help. So you must avoid anymore use of chemicals or acids for peeling. In your case an all-round approach which treats acne internally as well externally may be appropriate. Till then add natural fruit based scrubs and peels in your regime to keep your skin pores clean.

 Dr. Pranjal Shamsher is the first Skin Doctor in Bangalore to offer natural, non-surgical and non-invasive treatments for skin disorders. With over 25 years of experience in the field Dermatology, Dr. Pranjal Shamsher has devised a unique Multi-Therapy approach involving the use of several therapies at the same, to treat the most stubborn, obstinate and long-standing skin disorders with a skin-friendly and 100% side-effect free results. Her integrated and Multi-Therapy approach has helped many chronic disease sufferers to recover safely without any side-effects.


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Dr. Shahid Shamsher is one of India’s first certified Trichologist practicing in the field of Trichology for 27 years and is recognized as one of the Best Hair Doctor in Bangalore. He is the only Trichologist in India to be simultaneously certified from the U.K, Australia, and India.