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My topical treatment seems to work on the spots I treat, but I keep getting new acne blemishes. What should I do?

My topical treatment seems to work on the spots I treat, but I keep getting new acne blemishes. What should I do? - A to Z Dermatology

Topical acne medications are made to be used on all acne-prone areas, not just individual lesions. Part of the goal is to treat the skin before lesions can form and to prevent formation, not just to treat existing lesions. Patients are generally advised to treat all of the areas (forehead, cheeks, chin and nose) that tend to break out rather than just individual lesions.