How to get rid of acne

We can help.

Lemonaid offers different prescription medicines to help you get rid of acne, including skin creams and oral antibiotics. We typically prescribe a 3 month supply of a single medicine or a combination depending on your symptoms and medical history.

Topical retanoids are used to treat non inflammatory acne as well as helping to clear up scars.

Antibiotics can come in both an oral pill and a topical solution. Depending on the severity of your acne, you and your Lemonaid doctor will decide on the best option for you.

Most of our patients start off with topicals and then go from there. If treatment isn’t working after 3 months, you can come back to be re-evaluated. Message us with questions anytime.

Treatment & Risks

Our doctors follow standard medical guidelines and diagnosis acne by looking at your skin. We rely on the photos you submit, and they must be valid, truthful, and unaltered for us to make an accurate diagnosis. In addition, it's really important that you answer all our questions fully and truthfully so that we can treat you safely and appropriately.

Even though we can make the right diagnosis in most cases, it's important that you understand the risks of us making a wrong diagnosis. If we diagnose you with acne, and you don't have it, then we'll be giving you medicines that you don't need. Taking medicines you don't need can cause harm from the possible side effects of the medicines. If something other than acne is the cause of your symptoms, then by treating you for acne we'll have delayed diagnosis of the underlying condition. If we incorrectly tell you that you don't have acne, the risk is that we'll delay your care.

If we tell you we can’t help, we'll always give you clear instructions to go see a doctor in person.

See a doctor in person if any of the following apply

  • Under 18
  • Pregnant, possibly pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • Started a new prescription medicine for acne in the last 3 months
  • Want a prescription for Accutane, or Bactrim to treat acne
  • Taking oral antibiotics for acne (such as doxycycline or minocycline) for 3 months or more without improvement