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Acne Treatments That Really Work
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
Of course not: The ones involving lemons, honey, hot peppers and so forth are cruel internet pranks. If you're old enough to write healthtap, you're big enough to use scientific rx even if your parents are "natural healing" buffs instead. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated will control mild acne, and if it's not enough, phone your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read more
I have suffering acne fro many years I try I alot of treatment but did not work out it only reduce and back again am over 33 yrs old pls help?
Doctor Guided Care: Acne is caused by plugged hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation. Prevalence in 25 yr old females is 12%. Therapy includes topical/oral meds to control infection/inflammation. Medication-induced irritation/dryness is common. Finding right balance is challenging, even w/ mild acne. Your chances at successful treatment are best under the care of your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My topical treatment seems to work on the spots I treat, but I keep getting new acne blemishes. What should I do?
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