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Are vegetables good for acne?

Are vegetables good for acne?

Probably worthless: Telling people that particular foods are "good for" or "bad for" this-or-that is mostly pop folklore or junk science (a few exceptions). This is the 21st century and you deserve to have your acne treated effectively -- and any physician knows how. Being a young adult is tough enough without acne, and being offered a folk-pop cure for a serious problem like your complexion does you a disservice. ...Read more

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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What are good products for acne?

What are good products for acne?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics, or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for acne/acne scarring?

What are some good home remedies for acne/acne scarring?

There are none: The home remedies don't work. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but this is the 21st century and real science rules. Being young is hard enough without having acne; even in our dysfunctional health-care system, it should be easy to manage your acne, and a dermatologist can treat scars (and it's teribly wrong that these were allowed to develop) using laser, dermabrasion, or fillers. ...Read more

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What kind products are good for healing old/new acne scars?

What kind products are good for healing old/new acne scars?

Acne scars: Frequently, depending on skin color, either fractional co2 or ultrapulse co2 can make a significant difference. In addition to that fat transfer deep to the scars can provide fill and the healing powers of stem cells to get an even better result. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesthat actually work for acne marks?

Forget it: Nothing you can do at home will touch acne scars, no matter what you may have read on the internet. Glitzy sites promoting natural remedies with anecdotes and junk science are money-makers and have no reason to tell the truth. Dermatology has lasers today that work marvels. If you want your scars less noticeable, ask the right questions. ...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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Are there any good homemade remedies for acne vulgaris?

Are there any good homemade remedies for acne vulgaris?

No: All the home remedies will disappoint you. Today all acne is easy to manage using rx's and you have a right to effective treatment even in a horribly dysfunctional health care system. ...Read more

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How effective are lemons for treating acne?

How effective are lemons for treating acne?

No: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that often has a devastating and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Even if benzoyl peroxide fails, all acne can be managed effectively by a physician. If you are responsible for the physical and emotional health of a young people, please don't waste time with "household remedies.". ...Read more

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What are some good oils and herbs for treating acne?

What are some good oils and herbs for treating acne?

None: You or your teenager deserve something that actually works. This is the 21st century and mainstream science / big pharma have already grabbed up the botanicals that are effective. For acne i start with topical clindamycin, with a retinoic acid derivative if there are many blackheads. Add a systemic antibiotic if needed or it's on back or trunk; remember "the pill" can make a young lady's acne go. ...Read more

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What are some good effective products for combination acne prone skin?

What are some good effective products for combination acne prone skin?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more

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What are good solutions for a rosacea breakout?

What are good solutions for a rosacea breakout?

IPL with Laser: Combination of both ipl and laser can work great for rosacea. There is a new medication available called mirvaso. ...Read more

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Are PCA peels good for getting rid of acne and/or blackheads?

Are PCA peels good for getting rid of acne and/or blackheads?

Peels for acne: Chemical peels are a great adjunct to your acne therapy. Chemical peels cause a deep exfoliation. The treatment can help with clogged pores too. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to take care of acne without expensive dermatologist medicine?

What are some good ways to take care of acne without expensive dermatologist medicine?

Many good ones: There are many home remedies for acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium ; chromium ; fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets. An interesting website that discusses home remedies is http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acne.Html here people discuss what has and has not worked for them. Apple cider vinegar ; hydrogen peroxide are the 2 most popular ones listed. ...Read more

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What are good products for getting rid of acne scarring?

What are good products for getting rid of acne scarring?

Nothing magical : There are no magic products and your specific condition may benefit form one product whereas other individuals will see improvement from other agents. I like silicone gel products but bleaching agents, sunscreen, anti-inflammatory agents and other ingredients are available in a variety of formulations that require trial and error. Consider scarzone for acne skin. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesor great products for getting rid of blackheads?

What are good home remediesor great products for getting rid of blackheads?

Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...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