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A 32-year-old member asked:

What can i do to get rid of acne in a week?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Acne gone quick?: The answer to your question is 'not much.' acne reflects a chronic progessive skin condition which most doctors will tell you takes at least 4-6 weeks to respond to any of the standard treatments. To improve your cosmetic appearance only more quickly you will have to use acne blemish cover up creams, but these do not heal the problem.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of my acne within two weeks?

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Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Proactive: They seem to claim it can clear you up overnight! i've never seen that work with any acne treatments whatsoever. The reality is that you need to allow 2-3 months to see a 50-70% improvement in acne.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What works to get rid of acne once and for all?

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of acne for good!?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of constant acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment appropriate for you. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related disease that eventually self-cures and must be managed until then. Best wishes.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How can I actually get rid of acne?

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Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Time: Fortunately, acne is self limiting. How do you know that it is acne? Irresponsible of me to offer a diagnosis - might i suggest seeing your family physician?
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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