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A 36-year-old female asked:

adult acne what causes this?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Hormones.: Adult acne is often a sign of hormonal changes within the body. Medications can do it too. In general, it is more difficult to treat than simple teenage acne, so you'd best see your dermatologist, who will prescribe a treatment regimen, and if necessary, run some tests to rule out internal hormonal problems.

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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 15 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.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are good treatment options for adult acne?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
ADULT ACNE: Adult acne is caused by sebum an oily substance prodused by sebaceous gland which clogs the pores which attract bacteria and it gets infected and inflamed.Treatment options are skin cleansers like cetaphil lotio, over the counter retinol creams to clear the pores.Benzyl peroxide wash and prescription clindamycine cream or lotion or tetrecycline, and newre therapy with lasers, for acne scars salicylic.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
I agree with Dr Khanna. However, another cause of adult acne is a disease called rosacea, which is similar but different. And the treatment can be very different as systemic antibiotics for a long period may be appropriate. See you physician to be sure about the diagnosis
Mar 27, 2012
A 32-year-old member asked:

How can address adult acne?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
Find the cause: Adult acne results from a different combination of issues ranging from hormonal imbalances to problematic skin care routines. In females, it is often very helpful to evaluate the hormones and see if there is something that can be adjusted to help clear the acne. The acne routines for adults are often quite different than what is given for teenagers.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Which over-the-counter cleanser helps with adult acne?

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Cleanser : Fragrance free non soap cleanser such as cereve or cetaphil. Benzoyl peroxide cleanser is otc and kills bacteria associated with acne. Salicylic acid wash may help. See a dermatologist.
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A 41-year-old female asked:

Do at home blue light acne treatments such as the tria devicehelp decrease adult acne?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Yes: Yes.

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