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I have a lot of acne marks on my back. Only marks!!, I read a lot about the effictivness of skinorean. Is it true? can I try it without seeing doctor.

I have a lot of acne marks on my back. Only marks!!, I read a lot about the effictivness of skinorean. Is it true? can I try it without seeing doctor.

Scars.: Scars are sometimes the result of the skin healing after acne. There is no harm in trying an over the counter solution but I wouldn't hold your breath on it being very effective for scarring. You may need to see a dermatologist to discuss other options such as cosmetic laser surgery which would be much more effective but much more expensive. Also cosmetic surgery generally isn't covered by ins. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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Iam facing a problem of lot of back acne marks on my back body.Pls suggest any ointments or body lotions are there to remove the burning black marks.?

Iam facing a problem of  lot of back acne marks on my back body.Pls suggest any ointments or body lotions are there to remove the burning black marks.?

Back acne: If you are still developing widespread acne on the back, then you should talk with your doctor about oral medications like antibiotics- usually the topical treatments are difficult to apply on such an area. If it's the acne scars you're talking about, unfortunately there's no magic cream to remove them. Sometimes laser treatment by dermatologists can help with acne scaring. I'd start there. ...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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How to cure acne and pimple marks on back within less no. Of days?

How to cure acne and pimple marks on back within less no. Of days?

Acne Scars: There are multiple lasers available that are effective in the improvement of acne scarring. The fraxel laser and the affirm laser are examples of the fractional laser technology which has been shown to be very effective in the treatment and removal of scarring that results from acne or other causes. ...Read more

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I have a lot of acne marks and pimples on my back and also on my shoulders. What should I do to remove those. Thanks.?

I have a lot of acne marks and pimples on my back and also on my shoulders. What should I do to remove those. Thanks.?

Not much: Dermabrasion or other superficial treatments do not remove scars. They may smooth things out. See dermatologist for help, although there isn't too much that can help scarring. ...Read more

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How can i remove acne marks and stop pimples from coming back? I have acne pupules and oily skin.

How can i remove acne marks and stop pimples from coming back? I have acne pupules and oily skin.

Manage your acne: You're almost an adult. If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid haven't cleared you in two weeks, your physician will need to add prescription-strength Rx. Keep doing this until your acne remits on its own. There is nothing you can do to speed its self-curing. Dark spots can be bleached but I'd advise you not to try; depressed scars need specialist intervention. ...Read more

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What is the criteria needed to be put on Accutane ? I have severe back acne, and mild facial acne with some red acne marks.

What is the criteria needed to be put on Accutane ? I have severe back acne, and mild facial acne with some red acne marks.

Failure: You ought to have been placed on failed topical and/or oral antibitics for a sufficient period of time. Topical approaches such as benzoyl peroxide foams combined with topical antibiotics can often be very effective. If you fail these, then Accutane is certainly a reasonable option. ...Read more

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My daughter, 20, has acne and blemish all over her body, specially on her back and face.She has oily skin too.What is the possible treatment for it?

My daughter, 20, has acne and blemish all over her body, specially on her back and face.She has oily skin too.What is the possible treatment for it?

Several: First, wash with soap and water. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid creams can help. Sometimes topical or oral antibiotics are used. Some people find moderate sun exposure to be helpful as long as they are not on a medicine that makes them overly sensitive to the sun. In severe cases, sometimes, Azelaic Acid or oral retinoids are used. Daily exercise with copious sweating followed by shower helps. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more