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What is the best acne fighting regimen?

What is the best acne fighting regimen?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients "get worse before they get better". ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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What is the best regimen for acne prone skin?

What is the best regimen for acne prone skin?

Acne : Depending on the severity of the acne, combination therapy with topical antibacterials , retinoids , and sometimes oral antibiotics or Accutane may be prescribed . See your dermatologist to evaluate the acne and prescribe the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best facial regimen for acne prone skin that will also help with wrinkles? Have been using proactive for years was looking to change

What is the best facial regimen for acne prone skin that will also help with wrinkles? Have been using proactive for years was looking to change

Skin health: Retinol a weaker yet effective precursor to Retin-A or the stronger prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or tazorac (tazarotene) are chosen to fight acne breakouts and smooth fine lines or wrinkles. See a dermatologist for a skin care regimen that is best. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. What is the best regimen for oily and acne face everyday? What products and everyday schedules of med.

Hi doctors. What is the best regimen for oily and acne face everyday? What products and everyday schedules of med.

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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Can acne.Org's the regimen really work?

Good start: From my reading, it's an intensive benzoyl-peroxide-based treatment. It's a good first step. Don't expect it to work if you have acne anywhere beside your face. They seem to say that if it fails, proceed to isotretinoin. Your personal physician probably would move first to a topical antibiotic instead. ...Read more

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How to use kinohimitsu acne aid regimen?

How to use kinohimitsu acne aid regimen?

This isn't science: From its ads, this is a pricey drink containing fermented yeast and hydrolyzed collagen ("birds nests"). I have no reason to think it will touch your acne or provide any other benefit. They make other weird concoctions that they claim will make old ladies' breasts bigger, heal men's facial scars, etc. Try something real. If benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you in 2 weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more

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My acne regimen works for 2 months then acne returns. What to do?

Chronic disease: We live in an era of quick fixes and have come to expect instant results. That's not going to happen if you have acne. Continue treatment as long as you need to. I was able to stop taking systemic tetracycline for my acne when i was about 50. Don't get discouraged -- remember all the other folks in your situation with this and other chronic illnesses. Be strong. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more