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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
44 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: What you're applying is ok and can add vitamin e cream daily as a regimen. Acne can scar too and can be permanent but usually fades out in time. The a ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Time to Rx: My concern is not whether an oil sold to you as cod liver made your acne flare, but that you have not been treated for cystic acne. This is the 21st ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
First choice: Tretinoin is generally the first prescription based choice for acne. It is very effective.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
41 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It is a mild way of inproving fine lines but it can also thin the skin and make you at higher risk for sun burn or sun damage. When used alot after a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Retinol weaker: Retinol is less irritating and less expensive than tretinoin (retin-a). Retin-a is stronger and more effective for treatment of acne.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It won't work: I'm really sorry that the person's acne was neglected in the first place. He/she is setting up for even more disappointment. The choices are to keep t ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Retinol: Is proven to mature skin and cure acne. Vitamin C is an organic acid in this context without more effect than domboro soak. I actually did both at yo ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Haasz
15 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: There are a number of acne medications, ranging from the creams you mentioned to oral antibiotics and, in more severe cases, oral retinoids. Speak to ... Read More
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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
35 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Retinoic acid is good for an acne ( but it used in more severe cases). Sometimes just cleansing the skin with peroxide and antibiotic ointment afterwa ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
49 years experience Dermatology
Post inflammatory da: Occasionally people with dark skin in good pigment, will actually show increasing darkness if their skin gets here Irritated. This is called postinfla ... Read More

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