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Topical treatment for acne scars?

Topical treatment for acne scars?

Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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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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Acne treatment - how effective is minocin (minocycline)?

Acne treatment - how effective is minocin (minocycline)?

Minocin-tetracycline: I have prescribed low doses of doxycline (similar med) for adult acne (particularly rosacea) and have had good results. It is often a long term treatment which can lead to antibiotic resistance and GI problems and yeast infections in women. I always recommend taking probiotics when taking antibiotics. Also have regular dental check ups as it can cause teeth staining. ...Read more

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What is tactuo acne medication?

What is tactuo acne medication?

Good choice: This is a combination of a newish retinoic acid derivative and topical benzoyl peroxide. Use it as tolerated and there's maybe a 50% chance that your acne will clear if it's just on your face. If this fails, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Does dermabrasion help cure acne scarring?

Does dermabrasion help cure acne scarring?

Depends on Severity: Dermabrasion was once the best treatment for acne scars, but it often took a long time for the skin to heal and the treatment can leave scars or permanent lightening of the skin. The newest treatment is with fractionated co2 laser which is more effective, less likely to cause scarring and patients have less downtime. ...Read more

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Hairfall treatment medication?

Hairfall treatment medication?

Depends on cause...: A primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants,...). Medical causes may include hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium... ...Read more

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Do antibiotics like azithromycin permanently cure acne?

Do antibiotics like azithromycin permanently cure acne?

No: They do not permanently cure acne, rather they just control it while you take the medication. ...Read more

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How to cure acne for PCOS?

How to cure acne for PCOS?

OCPs: OCPs are often prescribed for acne in PCOS. Benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin, adaplene, antibiotic ointments are often used as well. Spironolactone can be considered in some cases. ...Read more

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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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Can medication treatment for chlamydia guarantee cure?

NO: It could be resistant, hopefully not, but the standard of care is you need to go for a test of cure after u have completed the meds. ...Read more

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Effective over-the-counter medicine for acne bumps?

Effective over-the-counter medicine for acne bumps?

AHA, BHA, BPO: Glycolic acid (aha, Alpha hydroxy acid), salicylic acid (bha, beta salicylic acid), lactic acid, urea, tea tree oil, benzoyl peroxide can all help with acne bumps. ...Read more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cure acne?

What can cure acne?

"Manage" not "cure": Acne is something which, if treated properly, can ben managed to minimize its impact. Most people grow out of the problem, rather than "get cured." start with a gentle cleanser (i.e. Neutrogena w/ salicylic acid) and an otc benzoyl peroxide product. Follow the instructions. If that doesn't work, check with your doctor or dermatologist to step up the treatment. ...Read more

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Beat treatment for acne not prescription?

Beat treatment for acne not prescription?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil. ...Read more

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How effective is salicylic acid to treat acne and blemishes?

How effective is salicylic acid to treat acne and blemishes?

Careful: Can help, but may cause irritation. I would say no. Try benzoyl peroxide instead. Dermabrasion for scars and blemishes. ...Read more

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Does akneroxid 5% 5 benzoyl cure acne scars??

Does akneroxid 5% 5 benzoyl cure acne scars??

Not if it's only BP: If only active ingredient is benzoyl peroxide, I wouldn't expect it to help scars. Best topicals for acne scars usually retinoids, like tretinoin, adapalene tazarotene. These products require a prescription. ...Read more

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What are good acne medication?

What are good acne medication?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. A topical or systemic antibiotic, spironolacton, a retinoic acid derivative, or for the tough cases Isotretinoin are all worth considering. The oral contraceptive pill if right for a woman may clear her. ...Read more

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Are acne medication reactions common?

Are acne medication reactions common?

YES: Acne rx irritates the skin after sun exposure when you use retin a (tretinoin). There is also photosensitivity with benzoyl peroxide.Teeth discoloration occurs when tetracycline is given below 17 years old. Of course complications after using Accutane are even worse like affecting rbc, liver, arthalgias , lipids and depression. ...Read more

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Are there any acne medication reactions?

ACNE RX REACTION: Acne rx like the retin a (tretinoin) can cause irritation of the skin before peeling , benzoyl peroxide must be applied at night to avoid photosensitivity reaction. ...Read more

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Can there be any oral acne medication i could take?

Can there be any oral acne medication i could take?

Acne : Oral antibiotics such as Doxycycline and Minocycline may be prescribed for moderate to severe acne . Accutane is another class (vitamin a) oral used for cystic acne . See a dermatologist for a skin care regimen. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for acne medication that actually works?

Can you give me suggestions for acne medication that actually works?

Prescription: If acne is confined to the face, there's a 50% chance that topical benzoyl peroxide will clear you. Otherwise, you will need to supplement with prescription-strength treatment from your personal physicain. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related chronic disease that must be managed until it self-cures. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could I have I developed an allergy to acne medication?

Could I have I developed an allergy to acne medication?

Its possible: It depends on (a) which acne medication (b) what the symptoms were (c) when the symptoms occured in proximity to starting the medication and to administering the medication. Best to see a doctor that will ask you more specific questions and help you determine if you had an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What is tactuo acne medication?

Good choice: This is a combination of a newish retinoic acid derivative and topical benzoyl peroxide. Use it as tolerated and there's maybe a 50% chance that your acne will clear if it's just on your face. If this fails, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Why doesn't some acne medication work on me?

Why doesn't some acne medication work on me?

Keep trying: Benzoyl peroxide is the only one you can buy yourself that does any good. Your physician may have tried a retinoic acid derivative and topical clindamycin. A good next step is systemic tetracycline 500 2x/day. The last is accutane, which is unplesant & has risks but will do the job. Or you may not actually have acne but one of its mimics. Consider a specialist visit. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good topical acne medication?

Can you recommend a good topical acne medication?

Pangea Organics: Australian wild plum & willow cleanser is organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss and clears up acne without dangerous chemicals. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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How much time will it take acne medication to work?

How much time will it take acne medication to work?

Acne medication: Depends on the medication and the extent of Acne being treated. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to wash off acne medication or not?

Is it okay for me to wash off acne medication or not?

Leave it on: Especially, apply it just before bedtime and leave it overnight. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the mainstay of effective therapy for all but the most severe cases. ...Read more

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On average, how long will acne medication take to work?

On average, how long will acne medication take to work?

Give it two weeks: If you're not seeing good results by this time, get back with your physician. If you have been given a different interval to wait, trust your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know when will my acne medication start to work?

Give it time: If you do not see results in 2 weeks, let your physician know. All acne is treatable though finding the right rx takes time. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on getting sun while on acne medication?

Can you advise me on getting sun while on acne medication?

Use good sunscreen: Some meds used in acne especially the tetracycline antibiotic Minocycline and doxy make you sensitive to UV rays Avoid excess and unnecessary exposure to the sun and always use a good broad spectrum either zinc or titanium based sunbock ...Read more

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Is it ok to take acne medication if I do so later in the day?

Is it ok to take acne medication if I do so later in the day?

Yes: The main thing is to use your treatment regularly so you will reach a point where you have no breakouts. You have to keep your treatment up so your skin will stay clear. ...Read more

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Should I still take my acne medication if I don't have any acne?

Should I still take my acne medication if I don't have any acne?

Acne: What Acne medication? you have not told us anything about yourself or your treatment regimen. If this is a prescribed medication, contact the prescribing doctor about continuation of treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done for a very dry face after using acne medication?

What can be done for a very dry face after using acne medication?

Try ot keep dry: Try to keep your face as dry as possible without being uncomfortable as it helps prevent future acne. ...Read more

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How long after starting to use an acne medication will it start to take effect?

Less than two weeks: This has been my experience. Over-the-counter stuff seldom helps much. With today's prescription meds -- the biggest guns are available only to dermatologists -- no one need has problems with this troublesome condition. ...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