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Best Salts To Remove Pimples
Skin care routine: Cleansing daily with a mild soap such as cetaphil followed by a non comedogenic moisturizer with spf and periodic exfoliation is useful for minimizing breakouts. Salicylic acid which comes from the bark of the willow tree is useful and one of the active ingredients in popular acne products such as proactive. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
Hello, how to remove pimple holes and blemishes from face. I have got pimple holes and blemishes on face. Suggest me good creams. Best regards?
ACNE AND SCARS:
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Several options: Blackheads often will respond to topical benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid washes. Pimples (pustules) more often will need a topical (or sometimes a systemic) antibiotic. If over the counter treatments don't help after a few weeks then you should have your doctor or a dermatologist have a look. Scrubbing should be avoided. ...Read more
Acne scar removal: Scars will not go away with topical agents. You will need to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can evaluate your scars and formulate a plan that best addresses your concerns and has a reasonable chance of providing you the result you seek. ...Read more
Many things: Acne can be caused by hormonal fluctuations, stress, friction. Using good skin care products that help exfoliate the skin, peels can help with more superficial acne, but if more moderate to severe, you will need lasers. If there is active acne, ala and light treatments can stop that. Scarring is treated with pixel lasers very effectively. ...Read more
No quick fixes: If 2 weeks on benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physicain. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative (good of many blackheads), the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. ...Read more
I have a lot of pimples can you tell me about best home remedy to remove pimples I have tried benzlyl peroxide cream but it has no effect on me?
Get Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter remedy that will help much and the "pop" remedies don't work. Your physician may add topical clindamycin, a retinoic acid derivative, or both, and if you are not clear in a month, add a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. For the strongest stuff, a dermatologist can help. ...Read more
OTC Acne Treatment:
If one is getting scarring (not staining, but depressed or pitted scars), one should seek a medical opinion for prescription treatment. The following can be used:
clogged pores (whiteheads and blackheads):
- retinol at bedtime
- salicylic acid
- glycolic acid
- benzoyl peroxide
inflammatory lesions (red bumps and/or pus bumps)
- benzoyl peroxide gel
- topical sulfur. ...Read more
How to remove acne. Pimples. From my face. I long waited them to disappear naturally but I its taking too much. Does it go naturally. Any best home-remedy?
Scientific Rx: You're 21 years old and acne is now a major personal and professional liability. Please get over the idea that "natural is best" for any serious health issue -- it's not. Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid are your best friends, and your personal physician can offer prescription Rx or topical clindamycin *may be available without a Rx) as required. You owe it to yourself to fix this. ...Read more
I have a pimples marks on my face past 4 months and I used various medicines to remove it I but I am not getting the result what is the best face Wash?
I have a pimples and their spots on my face which cream is best to remove this plz suggest I have a oily skin?
Wash or cream: I would suggest trying a wash and/or cream with benzoyl peroxide as it is easy (at least here) to obtain and tends to work fairly well. If not, salicylic acid works as well but not quite as well for more significant acne. If these don't work, I would suggest a visit with your doctor for prescription options such as a topical retinoid. Good luck! ...Read more
Various ways: First, make sure your acne is being treated so as to not produce new scars! Red or brown marks can be faded with lasers and/or topical fading creams. Many depressed acne scars can improve with laser treatments (such as ablative or non ablative fractional resurfacing treatments). Deep scars may need to be untethered (subcision) or actually cut out (excised). ...Read more
A dermatologist: One's primary care doctor can refer to a dermatologist, who can examine the old scars to see what can be done. Some techniques include chemical peels to smooth out tiny defects, dermabrasion to sand the skin to become more even, and injecting fillers into some spots. Different dermatologists may use different methods, so it is fine to get opinions from two dermatologists. ...Read more
Can't remove scars: I'm sorry you have scarring from neglected acne. It shouldn't have happened, but it did and you can prevent further scarring by getting with your physician -- you will most likely need a systemic rx, either Isotretinoin or an antibiotic. A dermatologist can manage the scars when your acne is successfully treated. Best wishes. ...Read more