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Doctor insights on: Adult Acne Prevention

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Benzoyl peroxide is effective for teen acne?

Benzoyl peroxide is effective for teen acne?

Acne: Sure it is. Benzoyl peroxide is effective for teenage acne by itself or in combination with an antibiotic or adapalene. ...Read more

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Is proactiv+ a good teen acne treatment?

Is proactiv+ a good teen acne treatment?

MAY BE....,: But, the best treatment will be what the dermatologist gives depending on the type, severity of your acne. ...Read more

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Is the treatment for teen and youth acne different from the treatment for adult acne?

Is the treatment for teen and youth acne different from the treatment for adult acne?

No: Adults with true acne use the same treatments as teens use. (rosacea in adults can be confused with acne, but has different treatment). For true acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. Doctors can add antibiotic gels. If more help is needed, retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives & oral antibiotics are options. ...Read more

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How effective is Accutane in preventing acne outbreaks?

How effective is Accutane in preventing acne outbreaks?

Very effective: Accutane is very effective for persistent or cystic acne. It is serious medication with many side effects which must be monitored by your dermatologist. For females, pregnancy must be avoided while taking the medication and for 3 months following its conclusion. ...Read more

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Best acne product for teenage male?

Best acne product for teenage male?

Best to see your doc: One of the best is the over the counter benzyl peroxide , start with 2.5% strength, and gradually increase to 5% or 10 %. You may want to see a doctor to find out the severity if you have severe acne to find out what else needs to be done in that case. ...Read more

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What age should I start wearing anti aging products/ prevention of wrinkles, eyes, adult acne..?

What age should I start wearing anti aging products/ prevention of wrinkles, eyes, adult acne..?

Snake Oil: You are now 24 years old. Humans have been being sold snake oil for centuries. Our's is called 'anti-aging' products. Do you really believe a product you put on your skin can stop or arrest the aging process? ...Read more

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Is dermabrasion effective for removing facial acne marks in teens?

Dermabrasion: Abrasion of the skin is helpful for removing marks and scars. It is not used more as it has - in my opinion - a greater risk of causing a scar than the well controlled laser treatments.Like fractionated fraxel treatments. ...Read more

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Is clenziderm good for teen acne?

Is clenziderm good for teen acne?

Possibly....: The primary active agent in clenziderm is salicylic acid 2%. This may remove the excess oil and dirt as well as superficial dead skin cells by exfoliation. However, without actually being able to view the skin and acne you are concerned about, no blanket recommendation can be given for any single product. Acne is graded in severity. Based on the grade, more precise effective therapy can be chosen. ...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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Which over-the-counter cleanser helps with adult acne?

Which over-the-counter cleanser helps with adult acne?

Salicylic acid wash: Salicylic acid wash with a brush is very helpful to keep skin clear and maintain healthy pores. Using your hands will not completely get rid of your makeup. The facial brush is soft and allows the pores to clear when using the salicylic face wash. See your medspa doctor for a treatment plan to include laser skin care and products. ...Read more

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Is diane-35 birth control an effective way to get rid of adult hormonal acne?

Is diane-35 birth control an effective way to get rid of adult hormonal acne?

Yes: I prefer ortho-tricyclen, but diane 35 works for acne. Diane-35, however, is being looked at for increased blood clot risk and might not be the ideal choice because of that. ...Read more

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What acne cleanser works the best for teens?

What acne cleanser works the best for teens?

Skin Clear Wash : We formulated this wash using tea tree oil due to its antibacterial anti inflammatory properties, salicylic acid and hydrogen peroxide also addressing bacterial growth. A very light, foaming facial cleanser made for normal to oily skin. Available from www.Cosmograde.Com. ...Read more

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What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

Derm consult: If you have cystic acne, you deserve 21st century treatment beyond what even your family doc can provide. A dermatologist will probably place you on one of the vitamin a derivatives; they are unpleasant and somewhat dangerous, you'll need to listen to the instructions carefully, and they work. Life is rough enough without cystic acne. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Is contractubex effective in treating acne scars?

Is contractubex effective in treating acne scars?

I bet not: This is a concoction of onion extract (!), allanoin and heparin. I'm really sorry that somebody neglected your acne and you ended up with scars. I'm not aware of any reason to think that these three basically inert substances will help. A study of post-op patients is improperly controlled.A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can use a filler, microsurgery or laser to make your scars less conspicuous ...Read more

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What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

Benzoyl peroxide: It will slow new lesions but won't touch scars or hyperpigmentation. It is also only moderately effective. Nothing else over-the-counter works. Get with your physician -- despite our dysfunctional health care system, it's your best choice. ...Read more

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Does male circumcision effective prevention against utis, hiv, and penile cancer?

Does male circumcision effective prevention against utis, hiv, and penile cancer?

To some extent: Circumcision protects babies from utis in first year of life but, unlikely later in life.C does prevent penile cancer 99.9%. Cancer of penis is extremely rare in jews + muslims, but also in men who can retract their foreskins and wash underneath. On a regular basis, ie have good hygiene.Many excellent, controlled studies fro africa prove conclusively that c reduces risk of HIV 50-70%. Hpv similar. ...Read more

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Cystic acne... How to prevent?

Cystic acne... How to prevent?

Wish it were easy...: Even in dermatology, we struggle with cystic acne. Genetics, hormones and bacteria all seem to play a role. Eating a healthy diet, low in sugary, processed foods and eliminating dairy can help some, but may not cure it. Topical and oral antibiotics are often necessary, and Isotretinoin may be needed as well. Sometimes hormonal therapies like spironolactone work wonders. ...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