1 doctor weighed in:

What is the drug of choice for one who is having acne chronically ?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: It depends

All acne is chronic.
You describe scarring. The burning question right now is whether you can be managed on topical benzoyl peroxide plus perhaps a systemic antibiotic, or whether you are a candidate for isotretinoin. If you are offered the latter, and you're brave, go for it. Most people who tough it out with this rough medication are very glad.

In brief: It depends

All acne is chronic.
You describe scarring. The burning question right now is whether you can be managed on topical benzoyl peroxide plus perhaps a systemic antibiotic, or whether you are a candidate for isotretinoin. If you are offered the latter, and you're brave, go for it. Most people who tough it out with this rough medication are very glad.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
94K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors