Since my breakout hasn't slowed down despite my new regime using oil-free cleanser and moisturizer - and it's progressed to the point that you can play connect the dots on my face - I couldn't help but to mentioned situation to my doctor, who, after explaining that it might just be my raging hormones, prescribed a new treatment that is supposedly more effective than clindoxyl.
It being a new drug and all, the price is quite high - without any insurance coverage it would have cost over a hundred bucks. Luckily I have partial coverage but it's still more than what I would have paid for clindoxyl or persagel (which used to work for my occasional pimple before they became such frequent recurrence)
Apparently it works by unplugging clogged pores then killing off the germs and it could take up to 4 weeks to see results. It specifically instructs not to spot-apply - the whole affected area need to be treated. I am worried that the gel will make my skin dry, which happened when I put persagel on the same spot for too many nights in a row. I guess I will just have to keep at it for a few weeks to see if it works.