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How to vanish acne?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics like tetracycline can be used. If quite severe, a dermatologist may use Accutane.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Treatment options: The goal is to get acne breakouts under control & prevent acne scarring. We usually recommend specific cleansers, treatment topical and sunscreen. Retinoids, benzoyl peroxide & topical antibiotics like clindamycin, dapsone are common formulations used. For some patients, oral antibiotics, oral contraceptives, or anti-androgenic medications are prescribed. Additionally peels, laser facials may help

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