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Acne For How Much Longer
I want to do the surgery that removes the old acnes and i like to know how long it takes to heal, how long the surgery is, and how much it costs.
Multiple treatments: Acne scars are difficult a deep chemical peel can cost from 600 to 1000 depending on location. Resurfacing lasers can cost a few hundred to a few thousand dollars and require about a week of downtime and several weeks of red appearing cheeks. I would suggest a good board certified dermatologist who performs these type of procedures above a non medical " medi spa" ...Read more
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
May take 3 months or: longer to seen significant results from tretinoin, and occasionally there is a small flare before things look better. Before that, your skin may feel dry, but if it is very red or inflamed, cut back on the quantity of gel applied and/or the frequency. Redness from previous pimples take time to fade as well as stopping the cycle of new pimples. ...Read more
How much is vitamin C effective on acne scars? How long does it take for them to heal with the vitamin c?
I have acne on my chin, strted using benzac (benzoyl peroxide) 5 gel for 3 days now, my skin is super red and flaky, shall i keep using it? And if so for how much longer
Yes: Excellent first choice. The redness is to be expected at the beginning; you may reduce dose or frequency. If you are not clear in two weeks, or you find benzoyl peroxide too rough for yourself, your personal physician may be able to help -- though i bet you'll be good in two weeks. Best wishes. ...Read more
Please explain microdermabrasion to me! I have bad acne scars (not deep tho) how long after Accutane can I do it,how long tell it works,how much money?
Accutane : it basically abrades the top layer of your skin to remove damaged skin. I do not recommend it for at least 1 yr after stopping accutane. Never do it with active acne breakout. We are not here to give you prices. Talk to your dermatologist who prescribed accutane. Your scars may improve mildly if performed properly. ...Read more
There's no telling: I was able to stop using medication at age 50. Hang in there. ...Read more
Several days: Several days depending on the length and severitiy of the infection. ...Read more
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