There are various acne products available both over-the-counter and via prescription. The best acne treatment for you depends on the cause and severity of your symptoms.
The major prescription gels and creams are topical retinoids or combination topical retinoids. These medicines work by actively unblocking pores and preventing new blockages. The treatments are applied to the skin daily, usually at night, and are left on without being washed off.
Common prescription acne medication include Differin, Duac, Treclin and Tetralysal.
It is important to note that for almost every treatment, it will take about 4-8 weeks until symptoms begin to improve.