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Best acne treatment?

Best acne treatment?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Best treatment for acne?

Best treatment for acne?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't worked in two weeks, get with your physician. Home remedies are only an adjucnt. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that cannot be cured, will remit in time, and can be managed. Topical Clindamycin often clears milder cases; acne on the trunk tends to require systemic rx. ...Read more

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Best treatment for acne, rosacea, and dandruff?

Best treatment for acne, rosacea, and dandruff?

The one that helps U: Speak to your dermatologist for advise and treatment(s) , there is no one best treatment , you doctor will try most safe , least expensive medications first , ...Read more

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What is the best OTC acne rosacea cream?

What is the best  OTC acne rosacea cream?

Sunscreen: The most important otc cream is sunscreen and sun avoidance. In addition, otc Hydrocortisone may briefly improve rosacea, however, upon discontinuation, there may be a flair of the redness and pimples. Therefore, avoid steroid preparations. ...Read more

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What's the best medication over-the-counter for acne blemishes/scar removal?

What's the best medication over-the-counter for acne blemishes/scar removal?

OTC acne products: Typically if your scars do not recede in a few months you should invest in physician grade products that can help improve your acne and prevent scarring. Alpha hydroxy's and Retin-A can help exfoliate your skin, hydroquinone can help lighten scars; and if more severe you may needs peels or lasers to even out the scars. Good diet, water, vitamin d and b can help the skin heal. ...Read more

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Best treatment for dandruff?

Best treatment for dandruff?

Dandruff shampoo: You could try anti-dandruff shampoo. If it is not helping, then you need to see a doctor. Some people may have diabetes or psoriasis or other skin conditions. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for acne scars?

What's the best treatment for acne scars?

Acne scars are stubborn, and no single treatment is best for everyone: Various methods may help improve your complexion. Your doctor may suggest one or a combination of these. Home skin care. , Soft tissue fillers. , Laser resurfacing. , Other energy-based procedures. , Dermabrasion. , Chemical peeling. , Needling or rolling. , Surgery. , Botox injections. . To determine what's best for you, discuss the pros and cons of each procedure with your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Topical treatment for acne scars?

Topical treatment for acne scars?

Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC acne medication other than proactive?

What is the best OTC acne medication other than proactive?

Any benzoyl peroxide: Proactive is pricey benzoyl peroxide. If 5% 2x/day in any form hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for proper management. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?

What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?

Acne and scars: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. Acne scarring can be improved with filler injections, subscision, dermabrasion, laser, punch graft transplantation and other techniques. ...Read more

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What are the best OTC acne scarring creams for arms?

What are the best OTC acne scarring creams for arms?

None: Acne scars are complicated and best addressed with fractional laser treatments or possibly surgical intervention with the help of a plastic surgeon. Topical creams and lotions will have little if any noticeable effect and likely would not be worth your investment unless used in conjunction with a laser treatment series. ...Read more

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Best treatment for pimples? What is best treatment for pimples?

Best treatment for pimples? What is best treatment for pimples?

It : It depends if you are talking about whiteheads/blackheads or pimples (small red bumps/pustules) on the face and the tolerability of your skin. Check out the link below where i discuss someo of the options that work well. There is a combination treatment called epiduo that works pretty well for many of my patients. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What's the best OTC for acne?

Benzoyl: peroxide is good. Also regular soap. While personally VITAMIN A worked for me, they now have real medications for that and vitamin A needs to be used under supervision: can over or underdose, it can cause birth defects, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for seborrheic dermatitis? Will OTC supplements work?

What is the best treatment for seborrheic dermatitis? Will OTC supplements work?

First confirm: Before treating, you need to confirm diagnosis. For example, psoriasis can sometimes present the same way. Depending on cause, so goes treatment. Fungal infections needs anti-fungal creams. Inflammation may need corticosteroids but omega-3s foundion wild fish like salmon may help with inflammation. Don't rely on supplements. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

What approaches work best to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

Hyperpigmentation: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation may not respond well to hydroquinone (hq). Vitamin k oxides are purported to have some effect but I am not convinced. Kojic acid, licorice extract, bilberry extracts may help. I suggest trying test spots first. Use of "peel and bleach" creams (hq +retina +steroid) may be effective but require strict sunblock. ...Read more

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Is erythromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea is erthromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea

Is erythromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea is erthromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea

Rosacea: Topical Erythromycin may be helpful for pimply-type rosacea, but may not help with redness or flushing. Topical Metronidazole is also effective for the same. For other common symptoms of rosacea, oral meds may be necessary. See your doctor... ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more