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A 20-year-old member asked:

how to get rid of acne? i'm 20 years old and still get acne how do i stop it?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Find reason: Sometimes acne comes on its own and sometimes it is part of a hormonal disorder. It is important to see a reproductive endocrinologist to see if there is a specific reason for the acne. Preventing acne is much easier that treating it once it is out of control. This is a very common problem.
Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 17 years experience
So many ways: Your age it is likely hormone related. Proactiv may be good for you to start. Use a good moisturizer and cleanser. Topical retinoids are effective, ipl, lasers and chemical peels can help. See a physician for more personal recommendations.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Good luck: Although many consider acne a simple ritual of passage in the teen years, it can and does affect some men and women into their thirties or later.Your best treatment will come from a regular skin care plan you work out with your doc / dermatologist. Yes you could have them at 40.

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A female asked:

How can I get rid of my acne, what can I do to stop it i just keep getting pimples and I am uncomfortable with them

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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 22 years experience
Depends : Depends on the type and location of your acne but there are many effective treatment options. Read more about acne treatment options at the link below and then i would recommend you see a dermatologist. I hope that helps!
A 39-year-old member asked:

What to do if i can get rid of acne but how can I stop it from just reappearing somewhere else?

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Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
Family Medicine 66 years experience
Easy: When you are about to get next acne lesion, 1. Wash your face twice daiiy with medicacated soap and apply clindamycine 1% solution to the spots. 2. Take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg, one tablet twice daily for 3 weeks.

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