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Is photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne a permanent cure or will the acne come back?

Is photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne a permanent cure or will the acne come back?

No Cure: After a number of treatment sessions, photodynamic therapy (pdt) will reduce the number and size of acne lesions, and some patients will have almost complete clearance. However, the acne may return. ...Read more

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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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Can acne laser treatment really work?

Can acne laser treatment really work?

May help: Lots of options for acne scars. Unfortunately no one treatment is perfect and they are difficult to treat. Three basic approaches: surface treatments, "resurfacing" (ie laser or dermabrasion), volume treatments (injectable fillers to "plump up" the depressed areas) and excisional treatments as for for localized areas or through stretching the skin as with a form of facelift. ...Read more

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Which is better for acne scar treatment - derma roller / laser?

Which is better for acne scar treatment - derma roller / laser?

Both: Both are great treatments in the right hands. Only go to a dermatologist with a lot of experience, not just any laser or salon that does these treatments. It can be horrific if performed in the wrong hands. ...Read more

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Is there something similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

Is there something similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

No: Nothing's going to help with depressed acne scars of any subtype except the lasers, fillers or microsurgery that some dermatologists and plastic surgeons can use. I'm sorry you ended up with scars in the first place; all acne is manageable nowadays and it's unfortunate that yours was neglected. ...Read more

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What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

Benzoyl peroxide: It will slow new lesions but won't touch scars or hyperpigmentation. It is also only moderately effective. Nothing else over-the-counter works. Get with your physician -- despite our dysfunctional health care system, it's your best choice. ...Read more

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How effective is the derma roller device on open pores and surgical scars?

How effective is the derma roller device on open pores and surgical scars?

It is effective: Every individual has very unique responses to treatment. Some respond better than others and it may be difficult to know how well someone will respond. In addition, there are treatment operator effects- derma roller devices come in different lengths. Obviously, the deeper the device penetrates, the more reaction, either positive or negative. Your best bet- find an experienced practitioner. ...Read more

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Is microdermabrasion or laser better for acne and blackhead removal?

Is microdermabrasion or laser better for acne and blackhead removal?

Neither: Acne and blackheads are usually best treated by topical medications or chemical peels. Blackheads can be extracted in a controlled environment while getting a peel or microdermabrasion. ...Read more

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Is there anything similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

Is there anything similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

Not likely useful: I have seen many of these products advertised in the skymall magazine and other miscellaneous infomercials and shopping networks but I am quite skeptical about their effectiveness. ...Read more

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Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

Acne is complex: The cause of acne is elusive and so is the treatment. I am not aware of any natural cures other than avoiding food which may precipitate an attack. Lasers are not typically used for active disease but more for scarring. "ilght therapy" may be effective and so is pdt with ala. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Is laser treatment effective for acne scar removal?

Yes: The improvment of the acne scars by laser depends on the type of scar and the patients skin type. The atrophic acne scars are improved by the fracional co2 or erbium lasers, but the ice-pick and box car type scarring is not improved much. Your need to seem and experience dermatological laser surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne a cure?

Is photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne a cure?

Cures for acne?: There is no cure for acne. Pdt helps some people some of the time, and may lead to long term suppression, but hasn't done it yet. Isotretinoin is the best long term treatment, but we can't call it a cure either. However, if you want what i consider the best treatment for acne, then Isotretinoin is it. ...Read more

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Suffering from hormonal acne back of neck, jaw, chest, and cheeks. Best non-Rx treatment? Currently using shea butter and tea tree oil, mild relief.

Suffering from hormonal acne back of neck, jaw, chest, and cheeks. Best non-Rx treatment? Currently using shea butter and tea tree oil, mild relief.

See below: Please consult this site for effective home remedies for Acne:
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Is laser light therapy for acne scars good on teenage skin?

Yes for some scars: In our experience it has been useful for either atrophic acne scars and some of the red elevated scars. We have used both the pulsed dye laser and the fractional co2 laser on selected patients with good results. ...Read more

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How effective is the laser acne treatment?

How effective is the  laser acne treatment?

Effective: It depends on the acne and the laser used. It can be very effective though with the correct laser and settings. ...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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Blue light therapy acne treatment machines. Helpful or just a gimmick?

Blue light therapy acne treatment machines. Helpful or just a gimmick?

Acne treatments: Photodynamic therapy using a topical sensitizing agent and red or blue light can certainly help acne. Non-prescription blue-light devices can possibly help but they probably work only for some of the less severe acne cases. ...Read more

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Is laser acne removal effective on acne or only on older scars?

Is laser acne removal effective on acne or only on older scars?

On scars: It is not effective for active acne , and except for the aesthera laser potentially harmful. It is great for other acne scars, especially the mixto fractional which has won the aesthetic award last two years in a row for acne scar removal.! ...Read more

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I used isotrexin gel for 4 weeks,for acne and i didn't get any result.I have to continue the treatment?

I used isotrexin gel for 4 weeks,for acne and i didn't get any result.I have to continue the treatment?

Acne: Be patient and follow your prescribing physician's advice. Sometimes, these medications take some time for their effects to manifest. But there may be something going on inside your skin. ...Read more

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What treatment should I take for acnes..... I don't wanna use pills i don't like them what should I do?

What treatment should I take for acnes..... I don't wanna use pills i don't like them what should I do?

There are topical me: It all dependson what type and hoe bad the acne is. Speak to your doctor and get evaluated and meds topical can be selected. ...Read more

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Proactiv didn't work for me so i'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

Limited: The only fda approved ingredients acquaint in over the counter products are benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Mural products contain salicylic acid. If you have a prescription plan, the dermatologist will have a wider variety of creams that be used alone or in combination. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i couldn't control my pimple and acne is there is any natural treatment for this?

What do you suggest if i couldn't control my pimple and acne is there is any natural treatment for this?

Scientific Rx: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness that can keep you from getting the job you want. You do yourself a disservice if you insist on a "natural" / "herbal" / "holistic" / "pop" remedy. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for acne?

What is a good treatment for acne?

Real science: Start with benzoyl peroxide otc if you can tolerate it. Rx topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative is next. Your physician may move to the oral contraceptive pill if you are a woman and can take it, or the right oral antibiotic (macrolide, tetracycline). Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for body acne?

What is the best treatment for body acne?

Whatever works: It depends on your definition of "best". Some people can do w/ simple face (&body) scrubs & food trigger avoidance. Others require topical lotions & prescriptions. A third type (like me) was prescribed retinoic acid, but that kept me out of the sun for more than 2 yrs & I lost my spot on the varsity team (couldn't practice). All treatments have differing potency & side effects, so talk to ur docto ...Read more

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What is beauty pills for treatment of acne ?!

What is beauty pills for treatment of acne ?!

Worthless.: Acne is treated by cleansing skin, benzoyl peroxide products, topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics, and certain types of light therapy. See a dermatologist and don't waste your money on "beauty pills" for acne or any other concern! ...Read more

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Acne not respond to local treatment in 39years old?

Seeing a doctor?: Has the acne just begun? Adult onset acne needs treatment by physician. There may be hormonal problems such as pcos or adrenal disorders. Please see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best medication and treatment for acne?

What is the best medication and treatment for acne?

Best acne treatment: Isotretinoin has best results, but is not for everyone. Each person's acne is unique and treatment should be tailored to the individual. See a dermatologist to discuss the best and different options for you. ...Read more

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What's most effective treatment for inflamated acne?

What's most effective treatment for inflamated acne?

See Dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist. Let him/her examine you and prescribe the treatments as needed. ...Read more

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What would happen if you stop using the exposed acne treatment?

What would happen if you stop using the exposed acne treatment?

You will save money: You could taper slowly. Look for the ingredients found in the product to determine if it is actually a good product. Avoid parabens, petrolatum, mineral oils etc. ...Read more

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Best acne treatment?

Best acne treatment?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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Tips on acne treatment?

Tips on acne treatment?

Rx's best: Since you are a female, your physician may be able to identify a mild hormonal problem putting you at extra risk. Over-the-counter stuff is weak. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic if needed (erythromycin might be a good choice if you can tolerate it). Only dermatologists can use the strongest medications. ...Read more

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Acne treatment for the back?

Several types: It really depends on the type of acne and severity of the acne. If is is moderate to severe, oral antibiotics with topical treatments prescribed by a dermatologist is necessary. If it is very severe, Accutane may be necessary. It is is mild, topical prescriptions may help alon. ...Read more

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What is best acne treatment?

What is best acne treatment?

Scientific: It's unfortunate if you're 25 & haven't yet been rx'd effectively. Mildest cases may respond to topical benzoyl peroxide. Next step is topical Clindamycin or something similar, retinoic acid derivative if many blackheads. If not clear in a month or so, a systemic antibiotic for a guy, maybe tetracycline 500 2x/day; for the toughest cases Accutane will clear you tho it's not pleasant. ...Read more

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What is the best acne treatment?

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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Is greenstone acne treatment good ?

Clindamycin: It's pretty good for relatively mild disease, but never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. It's especially good in combination with topical benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for baby acne?

What is the treatment for baby acne?

None: It can be hard to look at your adorable baby with red bumps scattered across his cheeks and not want to "do" something about it. The good news is, it will go away on its own, usually by 4-6 months old. Do not apply any oils or lotions to your baby's face as this could aggravate his baby acne. Take heart, this will resolve without leaving a trace. Enjoy your precious baby. ...Read more

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I need help finding an acne treatment?

I need help finding an acne treatment?

Acne treatment: Dermatologists are experienced at acne management. Find one. ...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