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I am 30 years old, female and I have mild/moderate

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Hello, I am 30 years old, female and I have mild/moderate acne with significant hyperpigmentation. My mother and her mother both had acne and they were more severe. What can I do to treat my acne as I really want clear skin? I have a lot of comedones and
blackheads and I get pimples. I am terrible as I pick my spots, hence I have hyperpigmentation. I am Afro-Caribbean. I am on medication for mental health: I take 9mg of haloperidol (4mg mane 5mg nocte) I have tried Proactiv and Duac but they made my skin worse.
What can I do to treat genetic acne? Can a Dermatologist take a swab of my skin to see which treatment is effective? Thanking you in advance.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Do you have a pic?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My apologies for the late reply. I have added photos. I have blackheads, small comedones and lots of hyper-pigmentation. Please let me know if you want better photos.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello,I took pictures with a flash. I hope this helps.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I also tried doxycycline from my GP for 8 weeks but that didn't work.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I would try retin A or clindamycin gel or boththey work together. Shouldn't be tough to treat. Your acne is mild
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dear Dr Phil,My apologies for the late reply.Thank you. I will suggest this to my dermatologist. I am seeing them next month.