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Acne Skin Problem
No: If you've had acne scarring and still have acne, you need to get with your personal physician. Use topical benzoyl peroxide until then. Nothing will touch acne scars short of a physician's intervention with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry your acne was neglected, but several hollywood stars have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more
Daily care + diet: Acne can be the result of different hormone imbalances. Medicines that help to stabilize the hormones of teenagers and of peri menopausal women have the same mechanism and can be considered. Excessive oil can lead to acne and may be diet related. Blackheads can result from constricted pores with dirt present and can be diminished by warmth when cleansing. Scarring increases with inflammation. ...Read more
YES!: Yes, the products you use on your hair can cause breakout on your forehead especially if they are oily products. Discontinue using these products. ...Read more
Acne treatments: Acne treatment depends on the severity. Mild acne can be treated with good skin care products such as Retin-A and topical benzoyl peroxide. Moderate acne can add topical antibiotic as well as peels and lasers. Severe acne may need short term antibiotics, retin-a, topical antibiotics, ala and laser followed by resurfacing for scars and or accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne and Scarring: It depends on what type of acne you have. There are different types of acne. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. Often, more than one type of treatment is needed depending on your skin. Treatment for the scars varies as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Rosacea and acne are different disorders. Acne is a follicular disease characterized by increase oil gland production, colonization of p.Acnes bacteria, resulting in pustules and white or black heads. Rosacea is not follicle based, and is associated with increased demodex (mite) colonization, triggered by sun, heat, alcohol, caffiene, etc... One can have both conditions at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can dermablend foundation cause acne ? It is made for sensitive skin and severe acne and skin problems
Sebum: Your skin produces sebum, which is an oily substance designed to moisturize the skin and hair, keep it waterproof & keep it acidic. Sebum also contains some more waxy & fatty type stuff that can clog the pores. Once sebum is stuck in a pore, skin bacteria can cause infection which leads to inflammation, & that results in the redness, swelling & production of pus we all know and hate as acne. ...Read more
Acne scars: There's nothing you can do about this on your own. If you want, a dermatologist can treat you with dermabrasion, fillers, microsurgery and/or a laser. I'm sorry you weren't treated when you should have been. Before you make your decision about seeking care, notice that hollywood "tough guys" from tommy lee jones to jet li seem to have deliberately kept theirs for "character." it's your choice. ...Read more
Not effective: Chemical peels are temporary and thin the skin. You may need laser care to plump up the skin. The co2 fractionated laser is very helpful with acne scars as well as collagen stimulating lasers. Dermal fillers are also helpful with filling in the deeper marks. A chemical peel can also trigger an acne break out. ...Read more
Probably quite well: This is a great antibiotic to supplement a good topical treatment like benzoyl peroxide. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. It works by slowing down the bacteria that contribute to the disease and probably by some other mechanism as well. Best wishes for a good result in managing your illness. ...Read more
Hello! What should I eat to cure pimples,acne and skin problems Like those..? What should I include and what should be avoided in my daily diet 4 dat?
Wrong question: Your question is really about how to control acne. Diet is not the answer except that you are overweight and may have PCOS. We need to know more about you and evaluate your type of acne. PCOS is likely to improve with weight reduction. You probably need spironolactone with or without a low androgen birth control pill. See a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?
See a medspa doctor: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can cause all of your issues. Start medication and see a medspa doctor to get the skin problems under control. Many lasers can help with the darker spots, as well as the acne. T here are also products and prescription creams to use between laser visits. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
I have combination skin and have acne problem. The skin turning rough and dry skin. Canyou advise daily use cream that gives glowy skin without acne?
Sure, and they also: Have additional benefits. Metabolism of pill creates more proten to bind to testosterone, decreasing free testosterone that wreaks havoc on the skin. By inhibiting ovulation it also decreases testosterone. In takes a couple of months but it will make a big difference. Gd luc. ...Read more
Which is most likely responsible for skin problems acne, bacne? Depression, sudden weight gain, or irreg w hormones late periods? Or all? Thanks Dr.
please help me to find out what kind of skin problem I have acne, eczema or shingles under the arm its itchy.Iwas very stressed ?
I'm guessing...: The smart money, though, is on shingles since it is localized and very itchy, but there are many other possibilities. Acne seldom itches or pops up here locally; eczema here would be due to something you've come into contact with. Your physician knows how to manage shingles. ...Read more
I have a face skin problem. I don't really know what is it called. It's like a pimples but I don't think so. My face becoming red because of it. What ?
Is it normal to have pimples on the legs? Or is this some kind a skin problem? I have some sample photos here for further evaluation. Thanks docs!
I have tiny bumps on my neck/upper back. They are not filled with pus so are not pimples. Could they be a rash or a skin problem? Sometimes they itch.
Rosacea: Since you're 41yo, you're presumably beyond your teenage years when acne is more typically. If so, then you might be suffering from rosacea. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rosacea/basics/definition/con-20014478 & http://www.rosacea.org/. Then go see your Family Doc & Dermatologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
I am a 22yrs old male with acne problem on my back and shoulders. a year ago i have noticed a darkish hue on a patch of skin on my both cheeks . Help.
Manage your acne : You are a grown man and you need to manage this like an adult. It is a huge liability in this day and age. Twice daily benzoyl peroxide and you will also will need prescription strength medicine from n your physician. Ignore all pop wisdom about acne and do not try to figure out the cause. Best wishes and good health ...Read more
My problem is about my skin there are acnes a few on my face but a lot on my back and my skin is oily. What should I do about this situation? Thanks.
Acne care 4 back: Wash (not scrub) back with soapy water to remove excess oil (but not strip all oil or body will produce much more). Pat dry. Have someone apply acne meds (benzoyl peroxide or Retin-A + topical antibiotic like cleocin). If pimples r large & cystic, see dermatologist for more intense treatment. ...Read more
Acne washes/soaps: I'm guessing you're from Germany although I'm not sure why your location is "Vereinigte Staaten". Here in the States, there are many over-the-counter acne washes & soaps, none of which are proven better than the rest, which is why they all vie for marketshare. You'll need to try individual ones out on yourself. Given your age, discuss your concerns w/your Family Doc as you may have rosacea. ...Read more
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more