Top
10
Doctor insights on: Acne Solution

Share
1

1
What is considered the most effective acne solution?

What is considered the most effective acne solution?

Acne : Depending on the severity of the acne, combination therapy with topical antibacterials , retinoids , and sometimes oral antibiotics or Accutane may be prescribed . See your dermatologist to evaluate the acne and prescribe the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
How long is it supposed to it take for clinique acne solution to show the full effects?

How long is it supposed to it take for clinique acne solution to show the full effects?

Salicylic acid: This might work against your acne but is unlikely to clear you unless you have a very mild case. Get with your physician if you still have it after 2 weeks. ...Read more

3

3
How long does it take for the Proactiv acne solution to help your acne go away?

How long does it take for the Proactiv acne solution to help your acne go away?

Maybe never: Prescription stuff works much better and even in our loony health care system should be cheap enough. I start with topical clindamycin, with a topical retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads, moving to systemic antibiotics as appropriate if these prove insufficient. This is the 21st century and you deserve better than a labor-intensive benzoyl peroxide kit. Good luck. ...Read more

4

4
What is considered the most effective acne solution that wont dry up very sensitive skin?

What is considered the most effective acne solution that wont dry up very sensitive skin?

Try this: Topical clindamycin or systemic tetracycline plus as much benzoyl peroxide as you can tolerate. If you've got "very sensitive skin", you're going to find acne treatment even more unpleasant than most people do. It needs to be done, because in our times, acne is a sign of poor self-care and a professional liability. Brace yourself and accept my assurance that all acne can be managed. ...Read more

5

5
At 31 i still get significant acne on my chest and shoulders. What causes this and how can I treat it when regular acne solutions don't seem to work?

At 31 i still get significant acne on my chest and shoulders. What causes this and how can I treat it when regular acne solutions don't seem to work?

Check out these : Links. May your stress be less! http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/acne/ds00169. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/11-herbs-used-traditional-acne-remedies. ...Read more

6

6
Any good moderate acne solutions, either prescription or not?

Rx or OTC: Many medications that were only available by prescription years ago are now over the counter (otc). Topical benzoyl peroxide, retinol, and niacinamide are effective otc medications for acne. ...Read more

9

9
Could you tell me what are good acne solutions for small pimples and black heads?

Could you tell me what are good acne solutions for small pimples and black heads?

Retinoic acid: If there are a lot of blackheads, a retinoic acid derivative might work wonders. Get with your physician. ...Read more

10

10
Acne solutions? Im 32. I take birthcontril which helps some. I already took Accutane and I cannot take antibiotics (allergic).

Acne solutions? Im 32. I take birthcontril which helps some. I already took Accutane and I cannot take antibiotics (allergic).

See a dermatologist: It sounds like you have a pretty severe case of acne (treated with accutane) and still not having satisfactory result. Derm docs can help you, possibly using chemical peels, intralesional injections of steroid, photo/photodynamic therapy, and some fractional laser therapy may be of benefit to you. This is out of my specialty, but I am sure derm docs can help. Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
2,402 doctors shared insights

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