The most important goal of all Acne treatments is to prevent scarring. If there is any risk of scarring stronger treatments for Acne should be considered.
The acne treatments that is ultimately chosen will depend on the severity of the Acne. For the mildest forms of Acne topical creams and lotions might be sufficient. Severe Acne that scars might need treatment with a drug called Ro-accutane. In between these two extremes various combinations of topical treatments, oral antibiotics and in females, hormonal therapies, are used.
Common topical (creams and lotions) medications used for acne are as follows:
Azeleic acid (e.g Skinoren)
Adapalene (e.g Differin)
Clindamycin (e.g Dalacin T)
Tretinoin (e.g Retin A)
Benzoyl Peroxide (e.g Benzac, Panoxyl)
Common systemic (tablets) medications used for acne are as follows:
Lymecycline (e.g Tetralysal)
Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim (e.g Lagatrim)
Minocycline (e.g. Minotabs)
Hormonal medications (Diane 35, Minerva, Yasmin, Yaz, Androcur)
Isotretinoin (e.g. Ro-Accutane, Oratane and Acnetane)