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Which acne treatments work the best?

Which acne treatments work the best?

Topicals or laser : Laser acne treatments are extremely effective and work well in combination with medical grade topicals. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Can acne laser treatment really work?

Can acne laser treatment really work?

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 more

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Can photodynamic therapy for acne really work?

Can photodynamic therapy for acne really work?

Yes: This is a pricey treatment for severe disease in people who cannot tolerate isotretinoin. Even its most favorable review in a peer-reviewed journal describes it as a therapy of last resort. I hope you are able to be successfully treated by this or some more familiar method. Best wishes. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19894368. ...Read more

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How well does microdermabrasion work for acne treatment?

How well does microdermabrasion work for acne treatment?

Scars/ imperfections: Microdermabrasion can be used to improve the look of acne scars. It exfoliates outer layers of dead skin. There are newer techniques available that are more popular. If you are looking for treatment of acne- recommend a visit to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could laser treatment work for acne?

Could laser treatment work for acne?

Scars: Lasers are best for certain types of deep scar after acne has healed. If your disease is active, it's better managed using medication. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Does dermonu work for acne scars?

Does dermonu work for acne scars?

?????: There are no studies on this product. I could only find ads in spanish. They seem to work by peeling just like chemical peels so I have no reason to believe it would be really effective. You would be better off seeing your dr or medical esthetician for medical grade peels just for you! ...Read more

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Does laser treatment really work in treating scars?

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Does laser treatment really work in treating scars?

Sometimes: Scars are physiological response to injuries of the skin. Scars come in different forms: red, raised, depigmented, thinned, pitted, stretch mark like, or any combination of the above. Lasers work well to correct the redness. However, all of the other components require "reinjury" by the laser, with the hopes of "proper re-recovery" of the skin. This is difficult, so only partially effective. ...Read more

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Can dermabrasion work for acne scars?

Can dermabrasion work for acne scars?

Yes but not the best: Dear abrasion can certainly work but there are more precise means. My favorite is a combination of a fractionated(not co2) erbium laser for full thickness treatment combined with a full coverage superficial erbium treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any topical creams that work as an effective cellulite treatment?

Are there any topical creams that work as an effective cellulite treatment?

Don't waste your $: Cellulite is very difficult to treat. There is a relatively new laser treatment (cellulaze) that has shown some promise, but I am not aware of any topical preparations that will treat this problem. ...Read more

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La mer, mederma, massages, and nothing seems to work for acne scars. Would a laser treatment work?

La mer, mederma, massages, and nothing seems to work for acne scars. Would a laser treatment work?

Fractionated laser : One of the best treatments for acne scarring is fractionated laser. Depending on your skin color, texture and extent of scarring there are different laser options out there. A non-ablative fractionated laser like the fraxel re:store or dual has no real downtime, but requires multiple treatments. A fractionated co2 laser is more aggressive with about a week downtime, but may give faster results. ...Read more

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Does retinol a work well on acne scars?

Does retinol a work well on acne scars?

No: It is a mild way of inproving fine lines but it can also thin the skin and make you at higher risk for sun burn or sun damage. When used alot after age 45 it can cause thinning of the skin. Retin a (tretinoin) is very helpful for active acneic breakouts when applied at bedtime using a thin layer. ...Read more

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What are acne treatments that truly work!?

What are acne treatments that truly work!?

Scientific ones: Folk remedies (lemons, tea tree oil, etc) are likely to disappoint. Benzoyl peroxide for two weeks, if not clear get with your physician. The right mix of antibiotics (topical or systemic) and vitamin a derivatives can clear pretty much everybody. ...Read more

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Are there any acne medications that work as effectively as accutane?

Are there any acne medications that work as effectively as accutane?

No: A variant on the molecule supposedly with fewer side effects / better safety profile was under development a few years ago but was abandoned. For deep cystic acne, Isotretinoin remains by far the best choice, though antibiotics and topical retinoic acid preparations work well for milder cases. ...Read more

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Are there any quick home made acne treatments that actually work?

Are there any quick home made acne treatments that actually work?

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

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Are there any neutrogena products that work for acne?

Are there any neutrogena products that work for acne?

Neutrogena: Neutrogena is a skin care company with numerous products. Cleansers, moisturizers and toners that contain salicylic acid may help exfoliate skin preventing pore clogging and more acne. Neutrogena makes good products and there are other companies that make similarly good products. Prescription medications are usually more effective than otc products. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatments for acne scarring?

What are some effective treatments for acne scarring?

High-tech: For the depressed scars, microsurgery, laser and fillers are all helpful. Some male hollywood leads have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. I'm sorry your acne was neglected. You do have a choice. ...Read more

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Will salicylic acid work good for acne scars?

Will salicylic acid work good for acne scars?

Sal Acid: Salicyclic acid works well to keep acne under control, however, it most likely will not help the appearance of scars. A topical retinoid may help or a bleaching cream may work well. If you have deep pitting from acne, you may want to try microdermabrasions, chemical peels or even laser procedures. ...Read more

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What are some good treatments for acne scars?

What are some good treatments for acne scars?

Retinoids: Any Retin-A type product will improve texture of the skin; but they will not help with deeper (ice-pick or rolling) scars. There are several methods available: series of chemical peels (glycolic, tca) as well as laser. There is an excellent laser call fraxel dual which works great on scars. Its a long process, however, and several treatments are required. ...Read more

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Which products really work for keloids?

Which products really work for keloids?

Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read more

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Could the co2 fractional laser resurfacing really work for acne scars?

Could the co2 fractional laser resurfacing really work for acne scars?

Yes: Fractional lasers can do a nice job of improving acne scars. I generally treat bad acne scars with a combination treatment, including laser, PRP and sometimes subcision (for the deep ice picks) or fillers/fat transfer. For scarring that is not so severe I will generally start with a course of Laser Genesis (about 5-6 treatments). ...Read more

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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