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Neutrogena blackhead eliminating warming treatment vs. Clean n clear blackhead clearing scrub, which is better?
On Healthtap: We try to avoid recommending one otc product over another. Both of these products work through exfoliation. ...Read more
Acne: Best idea is to have your doctor refer you to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Best cleaning solution for diff type skin: sensitive clear face, insensitive back of neck with acne?
Two solutions: You will probably need two different solutions since the skin conditions are so different. On the face, you could use an extra gentle facial cleanser, e.g., Cetaphil Extra Sensitive formula and on the back of the neck, you can use an over-the-counter mild benzoyl peroxide wash. ...Read more
I am 18 with acne scars & brown complexion
please prescribe generic medicines and creams for spotless and fair skin?
Benzoyl peroxide : Bpo is a good place to start--there are many good over the counter preparations that you can leave on overnight and it will control mild acne. If you have moderate to severe acne, you are probably better off seeing a dermatologist and getting on more potent, prescription medication. The "scarring" you have noticed may be post inflammatory pigment, which will fade over time. ...Read more
Which cleanser is better for oily skin with acne and red marks : bioderma foaming gel or cleanance gel from avene ?
Oily skin: Both products work well. The preference is yours. ...Read more
What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?
Any peel-off masks good 4 oily,coarse,ruddy,shiny,flaky skin w very visible pores&occasional mild acne?What about niacinamide?Tretinoin?What makeup??
Glycolic, tretinoin: Glycolic acid face masks can be helpful in situations like yours for the acne, blackhead exenteration and exfoliation, but only has short term results. Tretinoin , if your skin is not too sensitive for it, is an effective option for reversal and prevention of acne as well as the uv damage reversal and reducing wrinkle progression, but takes a few months. Niacinamide has mixed results. ...Read more
Melasma: The most common melasma therapies include 2% hydroquinone (hq) creams like the over-the-counter products esoterica and porcelana and prescription-strength 4% creams like obagi clear, tri-luma, neocutis blanche, and 4% hydroquinone. Certain sunscreens also contain 4% hydroquinone, such as glytone clarifying skin bleaching sunvanish spf 23 and obagi's sunfader sunscreen. Products with hq. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No simple solution: While there are many different products that make these claims, there is no one cure for all conditions. Popular mon prescripion ingredients include salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinol preparations. However these can be very drying ad make some conditions worse if not used in combination with appropriate exfoliation and moisturizers. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may: Kojic acid is an agent that helps to decrease darkly pigmented areas. Retin a (tretinoin) along with the kojic acid can augment the effectiveness in reducing areas of hyper pigmentation. Remember to practice safe sun exposure by always wearing a good sunscreen to prevent further pigmentation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescribed Clindamycin ph. 1% lotion & Tretinoin .025% for acne but appears to be getting worse. Do generic brands work? Acne only on forehead & chin
Hydrating substance: Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, your question is not very clear but I believe you are looking for a substance that is hydrating but also non-comedogenic. Glycerin and dimethicone are two noncomedogenic substances that are considered hydrating. There are many others. The second part of your question is unclear, but noncomedogenic substances by definition will not clog or widen pores ...Read more
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