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Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

No such thing: I'm sorry, Heather. If you have acne scars because your family didn't allow you to be treated by a scientific physician out of superstitious preference for "natural medicine", you have my deepest sympathy. An evidence-based dermatologist or plastic surgeon can offer you treatment with laser, microsurgery, and/or fillers. Nothing you do alone, or anything you can buy from an herbalist, will help. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Need effective ways to get rid of acne?

Need effective ways to get rid of acne?

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. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne??

How to get rid of acne??

Scientific Rx: Ignore everything you read on the internet and that people tell you. Acne is unrelated to hygiene and lifestyle and minimally to diet. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician can add medication that will. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Antibiotics, B.P.: Antibiotics and benzoyl peroxide have yielded consistently excellent results for more than 50 years. A dermatologist will give you prescriptions for the combination that works best for you. Don't waste your money on herbal nonsense; it doesn't work, and it will only delay resolution and increase your risk of permanent scarring. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Start medications: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Consult physician: For medication, both topical and if necessary oral medication. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Multiple steps: 1. Wash face with mild soap and water 2-3x/day 2. Apply benzoyl peroxide nightly 3. Add or replace with tretinoin topically if benzoyl not working 4. Add topical clindamycin if tretinoin not working 5. Add oral abx if acne spread all over the body (not just face) ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Acne=infection.: Acne is truly an infection within the pores of the skin, so any effective treatment for acne should initially include both a drying agent (i.e. benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (which could be topical or oral). ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne and blackheads!?

Retinoic acid: If you have a lot of comedones, start off with a topical retinoic acid derivative. If this doesn't have you clear in two weeks, get with your personal physicain who can add something. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of acne?

What are  ways to get rid of acne?

Multiple Ways: There are multiple options with Accutane often considered the best. However hormonal treatment as well as antiinflammatories, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, may all be beneficial in addition to topical treatment and skin care. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of acne scars ?

What are the best ways to get rid of acne scars ?

Specialist care: A physician with a specialty focus can make them less visible, though not remove them, using dermabrasion, microsurgery, laser treatment or filler injection. I'm sorry this happened, as all acne can be managed today using evidence-based medicine. ...Read more

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Best ways to get rid of blackhead marks and acne?

Best ways to get rid of blackhead marks and acne?

Topical agents: Try using some topical retinoids or azelaic acids to reduce the discoloration that can result from having acne. Hydroquinone may also be effective and is available in a lower strength other the counter. ...Read more

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Best ways to get rid of acne scars fast?

Best ways to get rid of acne scars fast?

Can't be done: Even a dermatologist cannot make a scar go away. At best, they can be concealed by dermabrasion, laser work, or injections. It's your choice; several hollywood leading men have kept their scars to look tougher. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of acne scars?

What are the best ways to get rid of acne scars?

Depends on severity: There are different lasers, from non-ablative to ablative, that can help a lot. The more severe acne scars require more invasive techniques. These include dermabrasion or even surgical excision for the deeper scars. ...Read more

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How to get rid of mild acne?

How to get rid of mild acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is usually sufficient for the mild stuff. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. If you prefer a retinoic acid derivative or a salicylic acid wash, you can try as well. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne naturally?

How to get rid of acne naturally?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Acne Scars: There are several treatments for acne scars depending on the type of scars. Most acne scars improve with laser procedures. Some more mild scars may only require chemical peels or microdermabasion., while more severe scarring may require dermabasion or surgical scar revision. Please consult your dermatologist to help guide you through. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Multiple Options: The treatment depends on the severity and appearance of the scarring and how much you're willing to spend on treatment. Derma roller treatment is very inexpensive and can improve scarring all over the face. Much more expensive treatments such as ematrix or fraxel can improve the surface texture of your skin as well. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

Many ways: There are many ways to get help with acne scars. See a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for advice and management. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more