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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is a good way to get rid of adult acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Usually mild: If you have a major flare as an adult, you might visit your physician to be sure there's not an underlying endocrine cause. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your first line of treatment; if this fails, the topical or systemic rx's your physician can offer will clear you.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of acne for good!?

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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 44-year-old member asked:

I'm curious as to what's a good way to get rid of acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide: Use 5% 2x/day. If you are not clear in two weeks, get on the phone to your personal physician. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that is a serious personal and professional liability. It can be managed until it self-cures. Best wishes.
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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
I would not wait to see a dermatologist since they can or for you multiple treatments depending upon the severity of your acne. It usually takes 3 months for medications to work. You need to find a regimen with your doctor that you like and does not irritate your skin or cause side effects
Dec 22, 2013
A 39-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of acne, for good, if your in your 20's already?

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Dr. John Cheng
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Family Medicine 28 years experience
Microdermabrasion: I have had many patients have microdermabrasion which seems to remove the top layers of the skin and it improves the appearance of the acne scars.
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A 20-year-old member asked:

What's a good remedy for adult acne?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
OCP's or aldactone (spironolactone): Topical creams like retinoic acid are great. Also, washing your face with acne-fighting face washes 2-3 times per day. As a gynecologist, for women, i find that oral contraceptive pills with and without Aldactone (spironolactone) are very effective.
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NJ
A 23-year-old member asked:

Whats an easy way to get rid of acne?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Acne: There is no easy way. One must live a healthy life style, a nutritious diet without much junk food, and avoid irritating the skin. If an acne problem develops, it is a good idea to see a dermatologist to give you a treatment plan to minimize the effect of the acne.
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