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Should you put prescription face cream and clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) on the same spot on your face?
No : Its never a good idea to mix medicated creams on your skin. ...Read more
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Vitamin A: Vitamin a (retinoids) are the mainstay for stimulating new collagen growth. Vitamin c is necessary for collagen production. Vitamin e is a powerful antioxidant to repair and prevent damage from sun and pollution. Other products are available, but these are the ones proven to work. Look for high quality a, c and e. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: Hydrocortisone valerate cream (class 5) is a lower mid strength steroid. Steroids should not be used on areas of the body such as the face, groin, genitals or armpits without guidance from a doctor and for a prescribed reason. Potent steroids can lead to irreversible skin thining (atrophy). Also steroid use on the face can lead to the development of steroid acne. Use a mild moisturizer instead. ...Read more
Scars or Stains: All too often, patients refer to staining, or discoloration of the skin as scars. They are not. A scar is a dermal process (deeper in the skin) that resulting in depressions (depressed or boxcar scars) or deeper pits (pitted scars). Scars are not helped much, if at all, by any topical remedy. Stains, on the other hand, are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Not a podiatry ?: Please direct this to your family doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
Porcelana: Put this product(porcelana) to work tonight to perfect and even your skin tone while you sleep. Fortified with hydroquinone, which is clinically proven to be the most effective lightening ingredient, this formulation is the ideal treatment for fading dark spots, blemishes and discolorations caused by sun exposure, acne, pregnancy or oral contraceptives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is hydroquinone safe to use on the skin? I'm looking to lighten acne spots and discoloration on my face, saw some creams in store with hydroquinone.
YES: this product is safe in moderation: always use only a thin film of cream and apply it 1-2 times daily. ...Read more
Yes and no: Renova (tretinoin) is tretenoin isis for acne both pimples and blackheads and whiteheads. It is also used to treat fine wrinkles. It does not do much for dark spots. Theoretically if the spot is superficial and it is used for a long time it might peel away at the spot to help some but don't hold your breath. ...Read more
How often can one safely use natural papaya soap on the face and body without it over exfoliating the skin?
My doctor gave me clindamycin phosphate topical lotion 1% for treatment of my acne. Should I use it only on the acne spots or over the entire face?
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