Hi Everyone: I am the mom of a very handsome, if I may say so, 13 year old boy, Patrick. He started getting blackheads and pimples in Elementary School, Grade Five. Sadly, he inherited this problem from me, but that's another story. I immediately sought help from our family doctor who suggested washing with Salicylic Acid and medicating with a BP over-the-counter topical ointment, which didn't work for long. We then tried Stieva-A, a topical Rx Retin product which didn't work for long either.