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Best Acne Face Cream
Serious Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide (with clindamycin if available) hasn't resulted in a clear improvement in two weeks, or fails to clear you in a month, get with your personal physician for perscription Rx. Most of the "fancy" stuff that's over-the-counter is worthless / overpriced. Acne's not from poor hygiene, diet, or anything you're doing. ...Read more
See doctor: Your doctor can detemine what type of cream and spot treatment that is best for you., because it is depend on your skin type and the presentation of the comedones. ...Read more
I have been suffering from acne above my upper lip for a couple of months now I have tried clean & clear face cream an moisturizer but didn't help muc?
Acne upper lip:
Person of unknown age and gender notes: I have been suffering from acne above my upper lip for a couple of months now I have tried clean & clear face cream an moisturizer but didn't help much? ANS:
Suspect it is just plain acne and you will grow out of it. Show to you Dr and ask about their opinion. Or go to see Dermatologist. Keep us posted. ...Read more
SeeSee dermatologist: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I'm 22 had acne for 8 years now its trying to go away just won't clear all the way up in your opinion what face wash or cream has the best results?
Get real Rx: If over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide has not worked for you, then you need to get with your physician for some prescription-strength treatment -- a topical vitamin a analogue, topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic, or maybe something stronger. If the physician who prescribed your several rx's for nerves cannot help you, please get a consult. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have very rough skin and some acne, my age is 27 and I stay in india, my skin look like old men can you suggest best face wash and cream?
Where? Why? When?: There are several more questions that need to be asked and answered prior to providing a definitive answer. Rough skin is generally due to hyperkeratosis and this can generally be treated with exfoliation. Retin- a is an excellent product as well to control oily skin. However first determine the cause and then definitive recommendations can be made. Start with your internist or dermatologist. ...Read more
I have acne spot (black spot) on my face, but no acne for a few months. Please recommend the best cream or medicine that will totally resolve the problem?
Acne scar: Unfortunately there's no magic cream to completely and consistently remove acne scars. Sometimes laser treatment by dermatologists can help with the acne scaring. Usually they offer free consultations (the laser treatments aren't covered by insurance, however), and they can tell you if you're acne spot would be helped by laser. ...Read more
Dermatologist: The face-lightening creams aren't much help. Nobody can reverse a scar, but our 21st-century dermatologists have several different options to make the scars less visible -- a couple of hollywood stars have recently had their disappear, while others actually choose to keep them to give their faces character. You should know you have many choices here; you decide what's right. ...Read more
Best over the counter cream for acne marks on face? On Diane which has cleared pimples but blemishes on my face are dark from previous pimples
I have lots of acne cyst in my poor head and face. I already took antibiotic and cream but is not gone what the best treatment of acne? Pls help
Acne: Best idea is to have your doctor refer you to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
I have lots of acne scar on my face what can I do to get ride... I would like best creams and soaf insted of fractional laser. ..
I have rather annoying acne scars both on my face & chest what's the Best scar Removal cream or gel?
Acne scars may…: Respond to vitamin A products (for minor imperfections) but a dermatologist may be needed for more severe defects (such as from cysts). Derm docs have a whole arsenal of ways to treat acne scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, lasers, Botox, collagen fillers. If your acne is still active, get checked for polycystic ovary ds (increases male hormone which worsens acne) & see dermatologist ...Read more
I use face cream and shower everyday, and I'm still getting pimples. My friend points them out and tries to pop them. What do I do? I'm embarrassed.
I have been using Betasol face cream for 2 weeks now my face has pimples like rush and they burning and my skin is becoming dry and red and itchy?
Reaction to cream:
I am assuming your Betasol contains clobetasol propionate, which is a potent corticosteroid with anti inflammatory properties usually used to treat eczema and psoriasis, but you may be sensitive to that or a different ingredient in the cream. Speak with your doctor who Rx this. Also: Warning about toxic face creams in Cape Town | Health24
www. Health24.com/.../Warning-about-toxic-face-creams-in-Cape-Town-20150923 ...Read more
Sir I need fairness so which cream to use for face? Before I was using penderm+ I got good results but now I have got acne what to do?
Some options. . .: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral Accutane. ...Read more
Hi I am getting microdembrasion done regularly and my face is looking cleaner from acne marks. Is there any cream to lessen the marks left on skin. Thx?
No: Creams will not touch it. Has subcision been discussed? ...Read more
I'm using melacare from past 8 months...Bt using face lightening creams will impart acnes and dark patches please tell me alternate remedy for brightng?
Peels?: On occasion glycol tic acid peels may also help but may take 5-6 sessions. ...Read more
See a dermatologist.: Antibiotics and benzoyl peroxide have yielded consistently excellent results for more than 50 years. A dermatologist will give you prescriptions for the combination that works best for you. Don't waste your money on otc creams & soaps; they don't work, and will only delay resolution and increase your risk of permanent scarring. ...Read more
I got acne nd marks on my face. Someone has suggested me adapco cream nd cleanagel. I want to know how to use it. Is it suitable for acnes?
Unfamiliar: I am not familiar with either product but perhaps I and/or the other HealthTap folks can be as useful as a word-of-mouth. Your best friends are topical benzoyl peroxide and retinoic acid. Apply without any special maneuvers. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
I am suffering severe acne. I used BP cream and after 20 days, there is 40% improvement but my face turns whiter than my body. What will I do? Tan?
Yes: Yes one option to deal w/different skin tone is tanning. We recommend tanning lotions rather than UV beds. Once skin tone even, switch to different form of acne treatment - discuss options w/your Family Doc or Dermatologist. Check http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/acne-right-treatment & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/treatment/con-20020580 ...Read more
Hi, how to even out my skin on face! I used a medical acne cream before, the acne was gone but the spot of the space became white and its now uneven!
See a Dermatologist: You need a dermatologist to look at your skin. It is possible that you have a skin condition that needs a different treatment to prevent further discoloration. ...Read more
I'm a young & I get acne still I have tryed meds & creams from a dr. But nothing is working I really don't want to damage my face any ideas what to try?
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
I have been suffing from acne for a long time, I'm 23 and have tryed a lot of creams but nothing is. Working, I have it on my face, back please help?
Acne Cream: We do not promote commercial products especially since there are no clinical superiority studies on creams that share similar products. Also keep in mind that most creams are comedogenic and in fact may worsen comedone formation. ...Read more
Get a real Rx: You deserve something stronger if you're at this point. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, I add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more