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Help! need to know if there's permanent acne removal?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Isotretinoin will keep it at bay for many months and it might self-cure in the meantime. Otherwise, consider it a chronic disease that eventually goes away on its own.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Do you know any permanent acne cures?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin. For deep cysts, antibiotics may not be enough. Isotretinoin (amnesteem, claravis, sotret) is a powerful medication available for scarring cystic acne or acne that doesn't respond to other treatments. This medicine is reserved for the most severe forms of acne. It's very effective, but people who take it need close monitoring by a dermatologist because of the side effects.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

Hi. I need help with my acne?

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Dr. Mary Dyer
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Choices: Benzoyl peroxide is over the counter and is helpful. You can see your doc for a prescription but try a few simple things... Wash your pillowcases often, don't touch your skin where it's broken out, and be conscious of anything that does touch your face often ( like phone) and clean it

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