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How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

Scientific Rx: If you are male and still have acne while on benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, your physician may try a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. Or if this is deep / cystic / severe acne, it may be time to consider accutane. For the scars, a dermatologist can abrade, fill, operate and/or laser; your choice, but note the hollywood stars who keep their scars for character. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Is dermaplaning bad for acne? Will hair grow back blunter? Are blackheads different from acne? Is dermaplaning ok for ppl w blackheads? Dermatology.

Is dermaplaning bad for acne? Will hair grow back blunter? Are blackheads different from acne? Is dermaplaning ok for ppl w blackheads? Dermatology.

Yes, no, yes, maybe: Dermaplaning over active acne is not a good idea; it increases the risk of infection & scarring. Hair grows back normally, since dermaplaning is basically a very close shave. Blackheads are plugged oil glands, and the most basic lesion of acne, but blackheads by themselves are not acne per se. Dermaplaning will probably not make blackheads worse, but it is not a treatment for blackheads either. ...Read more

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Been on minocycline for 11 weeks and 1.5 months on differin (adapalene) and tretinoin. I'm still getting acne and breakouts which is bugging me :(?

Been on minocycline for 11 weeks and 1.5 months on differin (adapalene) and tretinoin. I'm still getting acne and breakouts which is bugging me :(?

See Your Doctor: Acne is caused by plugged hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation; genetically determined. Therapy includes topical/oral meds to control infection/inflammation. Medication-induced irritation/dryness is common. Finding the right balance can be challenging, even w/ mild acne. Your chances at successful treatment are best with regular check-ups; or referral to a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does acne marks and pimples on back and shoulders considered skin allergies? Thanks. :)

Does acne marks and pimples on back and shoulders considered skin allergies? Thanks. :)

No relationship: There is no evidence that acne is caused by allergies of any sort, and no treatment that is effective against allergies is effective against acne. ...Read more

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Im taking 100mg of minocycline for my cystic acne with minimal results. I also have terrible purple scars. Will Accutane help my cystic acne and scars?

Im taking 100mg of minocycline for my cystic acne with minimal results. I also have terrible purple scars. Will Accutane help my cystic acne and scars?

Accutane is a good d: Accutane is a good drug for the treatment of acne and quite effective but you will need to be checked and guided by a skin specialist(dermatologist). It has side effects also, so it has to be carefully supervised by a physician. ...Read more

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Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

No: This is a cruel internet hoax. Acne severe enough to cause scarring needs to be seen, and should have been managed, by your personal physician. Make the phone call now. ...Read more

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What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

Derm consult: If you have cystic acne, you deserve 21st century treatment beyond what even your family doc can provide. A dermatologist will probably place you on one of the vitamin a derivatives; they are unpleasant and somewhat dangerous, you'll need to listen to the instructions carefully, and they work. Life is rough enough without cystic acne. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Is using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) on my skin for acne good?

Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for acne: Yes, unless you are allergic to it. ...Read more

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My skin is very very oily and I have mild acne shud I use the three step cleansing system which consisit of salycilic acid and benzoyl peroxide?

My skin is very very oily and I have mild acne shud I use the three step cleansing system which consisit of salycilic acid and benzoyl peroxide?

Could work: This is not a bad step for this situation. Other alternatives could help if this does not work. For sure you should consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Please explain which face washes are good for acne , acne scars and large pores?

Please explain which face washes are good for acne , acne scars and large pores?

Salicylic acid: However, if you have real scars (depressed lesions), it won't be sufficient to clear you. You need to get with your personal physician before things get worse and worse. All acne can be managed, though it cannot be cured until it remits on its own. It is unrelated to lifestyle and only marginally to diet. ...Read more

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Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?

Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?

AHA's: Alpha hydroxy acids include glycolic acid but also other fruit acids such as lactic or malic or citric , etc. The aha's are somewhat effective in reversing acne and aging of the skin. ...Read more

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Is micro-dermabrasion effective for acne and acne scarring?

Is micro-dermabrasion effective for acne and acne scarring?

Usually not: Micro-dermabrasion is best suited for removal of dead cells from the skin surface. Does not go deep enough to effectively reduce the depth of scarring or produce an adequate reaction under the skin to help smooth the base. ...Read more

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Applied a benzoyl peroxide solution to face for acne and face turned red and burned cause? Acne free sensitive was the product hist: pcos htn

Applied a benzoyl peroxide solution to face for acne and face turned red and burned cause? Acne free sensitive was the product hist: pcos htn

Direct effect: Your reaction is a direct action of the benzoyl peroxide. Try using a weaker preparation: it comes in many different strengths. Carefully read your label and ascertain what strength you actually have. ...Read more

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What's good for fighting red marks after acne and acne itself.?

Acne cures: Acne treatment may be as simple as using a topical drying agent like benzoyl peroxide to using lasers to taking an oral medication as strong as accutane. Everyone's different. Acne redness will usually fade with time as your acne clears, but this may take over a year. I like to use either ipl or red light photo dynamic therapy to speed up the clearing of inflamed or red acne. ...Read more

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How can I eliminate bodily acne scars and blackheads?

How can I eliminate bodily acne scars and blackheads?

Laser and wash: Non-active acne scars can be treated by various types of laser which can do collateral thermal damage and enahnce healing- co2 laser being one of them. Although other lasers have proven benefits as well. Blackheads can be treated medically as well as surgically depending on the depth and size. Proper cleansing and some topical medications can be very helpful in eleminating/decreasing the formation. ...Read more

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I used benzac (benzoyl peroxide) peroxide nw how to get rid of dryness and also my acne marks are nt still gone?

No: The benzoyl peroxide will help keep the skin clear and can offer some peeling action but will not automatically clear away existing scars. Takes time, more time than we would like. ...Read more

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Is the no7 micro-dermabrasion exfoliator effective for acne and acne scarring?

Is the no7 micro-dermabrasion exfoliator effective for acne and acne scarring?

Microdermabrasion: Over the counter microdermabrasion kits can be helpful for weekly use, but a microdermabrasion performed in office will be the most effective as this also has suction. ...Read more

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What helps the most for acne and acne scars?

What helps the most for acne and acne scars?

Depends: Best treatment is individualized. For women it may be certain oral contraceptive pills or spironolactone. For very severe acne or acne resistant to initial therapy, oral isotretinoin is the most effective. Plan on several months of treatment to achieve desired result. After isotretinoin there may be no maintenance. With all others there will be months to years of continued maintenance. ...Read more

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