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Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads?

Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads?

Minocin (minocycline) & Acne: Minocin (minocycline) is one of the effective oral antibiotics use in the treatment of moderate to severe acne. Blackheads are best treated by gentle, non abrasive cleansing and the use of lotions or creams that help exfoliate surface skin cells and unclog pores, like retinoids, salicylic or azelaic acids. Chemical peels and facials with extractions can also be helpful to control blackheads. ...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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Whats a good treatment for acne and scars?

Whats a good treatment for acne and scars?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Which is better for acne: a microdermabrasion treatment or a chemical peel?

Which is better for acne: a microdermabrasion treatment or a chemical peel?

Peel does more!: A chemical peel will remove the top layers of skin, including living cells, thus requiring healing, and stimulating new collagen in the dermis and epithelial cells on the surface. Microdermabrasion generally removes only the topmost dead layers of skin cells, leaving the skin softer but not requiring healing. Laser resurfacing and surgical dermabrasion also remove living tissue and yield results! ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide a good treatment for facial acne?

Is hydrogen peroxide a good treatment for facial acne?

No: Get something that actually works -- a cheap rx. I start folks on topical clindamycin, with a retinoic acid derivative if there are lots of blackheads, benzoyl peroxide if not. The cost should be almost nothing. More extensive disease is usually manageable by oral antibiotics, and dermatologists have the big guns. This is the 21st century and nobody needs unwanted acne. ...Read more

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What's a good treatment for acne and scarring?

What's a good treatment for acne and scarring?

No simple rx: Acne is a complex disease with no single treatment although acciutane foes enjoy tremendous popularity as the single most effective treatment. There are numerous treatment regimens that may be subjected to in order to evaluate the single best individualized treatment. Similarly scarring may be addressed with creams, injections, lasers, surgery and much more. ...Read more

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Can I use tazorac (tazarotene) as a spot treatment for mild acne?

Can I use tazorac (tazarotene) as a spot treatment for mild acne?

Not really: Tazorac (tazarotene) is not good for this. Tazorac (tazarotene) is meant to be used as an overall skin product to reduce future formation of acne, not to spot treat specific areas. ...Read more

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Can retin a (tretinoin) really work for acne?

Can retin a (tretinoin) really work for acne?

ACNE: Retin a (tretinoin) works for acne by drying up the comedones and later peeling off the skin making it smooth. Exposure to sunlight is a no no because of photosensetivity. ...Read more

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Which treatment is best for removing acne scars/pits?

Which treatment is best for removing acne scars/pits?

Acne scars: It is unlikely that your skin will be clear but it can be improved. Treatment must be based on addressing the active disease (usually with oral retinoids and/or systemic or topical antibiotics and skin care regimen) and then using other methods to address the established scars. This can include peels, lasers, dermabrasion, surgery, grafts, fillers, grafts, etc. ...Read more

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Using tomatoes as facial treatment for blackheads, is this a good idea?

Using tomatoes as facial treatment for blackheads, is this a good idea?

That's silly: Do yourself a favor -- get a topical retinoic acid derivative and use this instead. It'll help whether or not you have acne. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for acnes, spots and pimples?

What is a good treatment for acnes, spots and pimples?

Pangea organics: I recommend the discovery kit for oily skin for only $34 and free shipping until labor day. The high antioxidant content found in these certified organic botanical products (not dangerous chemicals) supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://bit.ly/146axow. ...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 there a permanent treatment for acne scars?

Is there a permanent treatment for acne scars?

Yes: The most permanent way to treat acne scars is using a laser such as the fractionated co2 laser or fraxel re:store laser. These laser treatments have become very popular due to their efficacy when performed by an experienced board certified dermatologist. In the past chemical peels have also been used with varying success and traditional dermabrasion as well, but this has fallen out of favor. ...Read more

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Is microdermabrasion or laser better for acne and blackhead removal?

Is microdermabrasion or laser better for acne and blackhead removal?

Neither: Acne and blackheads are usually best treated by topical medications or chemical peels. Blackheads can be extracted in a controlled environment while getting a peel or microdermabrasion. ...Read more

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What is a good remedie for acne scars on face?

What is a good remedie for acne scars on face?

Laser is an option: Laser can reduce the scarring of acne. It may take several treatments however. Also, darker skinned individuals are at higher risks for the side effects of laser such as pigmentation changes. ...Read more

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What is a good acne treatment system?

What is a good  acne treatment system?

Mild Acne: Many previously prescribed acne medications are now available over the counter. For mild facial acne, topical benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and retinol are beneficial. ...Read more

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Is it good for you to get laser treatment for acne scars?

Is it good for you to get laser treatment for acne scars?

May Be: Correct laser treatments for acne scars may help for some patients, but may not help others. Also, on the same patient some scars could get better results than some other scars. ...Read more

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Is micro-dermabrasion effective for acne and acne scarring?

Is micro-dermabrasion effective for acne and acne scarring?

Usually not: Micro-dermabrasion is best suited for removal of dead cells from the skin surface. Does not go deep enough to effectively reduce the depth of scarring or produce an adequate reaction under the skin to help smooth the base. ...Read more

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Is it possible for aloe vera to work for acne and acne scars?

Is it possible for aloe vera to work for acne and acne scars?

No: Please forgive my frankness. If you continue to explore worthless internet / 'pop' remedies, you'll just end up with more scars that you'll have for life. Acne sufficient to produce scarring is a problem that will require your physician's intervention. It's not related to your lifestyle or diet. Make the phone call to your doctor now. A few specialists can help some with deep scars. ...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