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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
Yes: You can use it.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
Is there a face cream on the market containing both OTC and retinol (or by rx)? I am a senior woman with ugly vertical wrinkles on my cheeks.
Yes: Retinol, a form of vitamin a, is found in many otc products. Your local pharmacist can suggest a product but l'oreal, neutrogena, and oil of olay all make nice products with retinol. After you have a chance to try one of the products you can get stronger levels and a good skin care regimen from a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. Deeper lines may require fillers or laser for more results. ...Read more
Creams limited.: There and dozens of creams available that make all sorts of claims but the bare truth is that their benefits are very limited. You need to care for your skin by cleansing, defoliation and moisturizing. Sun protection is essential and you need to see that you are healthy and eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Some sagging is a normal fact of life and creams will not stop it. ...Read more
Pangea Organics: Try moroccan argan with willow and rosemary cream. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, gluten-free. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SeeSee dermatologist: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Depends: There are multiple face creams with multiple purposes. What did you buy it for? Some are for moisturizing, others for exfoliation, anti-aging, pigment removal, etc. If you look at skin care guidelines available at Skin Care Guidelines - SkinCarePhysicians.com you should be on the right track ...Read more
Neutrogena is a good: You still need to wear sunblock even in the winter. Up the moisturizer if you have flaking. ...Read more
Derm: Stop using it. See a dermatologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Nothing: It isn't anything to worry about.Get a more detailed answer ›
Topicals for wrinkle: According to reviews on-line, this product can help diminish wrinkles. It is a moisturizer and by 'plumping' the skin, wrinkles are reduced. Better methods of wrinkle reduction would involve chemical peels, resurfacing and/or use of exfoliants such as retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more
Face cream: There are many formulations available and can be chosen based on different symptoms or characteristics of your skin. ...Read more
Not sure what face: wish is? What are you using night cream for? What is your dermatology history, and any skin problems? How long have you been using the product, and are you familiar with it's active ingredient on the label? This would be helpful, so we can assist you. Please resubmit more information. Thanks! ...Read more
If we apply face cream or face wash it will affect our skin or not ?what type cream can we use for skin ?
Depends: Creams and washes usually have a transient effect on the skin. The type of cream that one would choose to use would depend on what results one is trying to obtain. ...Read more
I want to know what face cream we can use for eczma , we have had all moisturisers and nothing is working !
Eczema: Heavy moisturizing creams and lotions are effective for treating eczema. Examples include Neutrogena or Aquaphor. The face is a bit trickier because the skin is more sensitive and it is important to avoid the eyes. Steroid creams are effective in the treatment of eczema. This will require consultation with your internist for dermatologist. ...Read more
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