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What is the best way to prevent and treat acne?

What is the best way to prevent and treat acne?

Individual program: Acne is very complex and treatment highly variable. Important to find a good dermatologist who's willing to work with you to understand what works best on your particular skin. There is no one method that works on everyone. There's a lot of trial and error involved. Also your skin changes thru out your life which will then require different treatments. ...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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How to prevent acne when I spend most time in a filthy environment and what is the best natural cleanser?

How to prevent acne when I spend most time in a filthy environment and what is the best natural cleanser?

Filth doesn't = acne: Acne occurs when skin glands produce more oil, but the openings of the glands are blocked by little plugs of dead skin cells (comedones). Skin oils leak sideways into the skin, causing inflammation that brings in lots of white blood cells, forming a pustule. Dirt (filth) doesn't cause acne but some chemicals, hormone changes, emotional stress, some medications, or excess skin rubbing can cause it. ...Read more

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What is the best product to prevent pimples and acne on face? My skin has mild sensitivity. Preferably facial cleanser i can use everyday. Thank you!

What is the best product to prevent pimples and acne on face? My skin has mild sensitivity. Preferably facial cleanser i can use everyday. Thank you!

Salicylic acid: Some product, notably a wash, that contains this. Sensitive skin or not, use it to the point you can tolerate. If you need something stronger, your physicain can discuss your many options. ...Read more

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What's the best facial wash and shower foam to get rid of acne and prevent it? And what is good for acne scar? I tried so many and nothing works.

What's the best facial wash and shower foam to get rid of acne and prevent it? And what is good for acne scar? I tried so many and nothing works.

Acne: One facial wash is called Plexion Cleanser. However, facial washes by themselves are usually not that affective at treating acne. You would need other topical medication like Ziana or Epiduo. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to prevent acne breakouts in new places?

What's the most effective way to prevent acne breakouts in new places?

Total management: It sounds like you have acne on your trunk. Hopefully you are already using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated on affected areas, but extensive disease won't respond to anything short of systemic prescription rx for a time. Your personal physician needs to be involved in your care. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent acne scars?

Is there a good way to prevent acne scars?

Prevention: By keeping acne under control in your teen years, you can minimize future scarring. Now we have much better treatment options for this, such as levulan. Once the scars are established, they are more difficult to treat, and may require laser, chemical peel, subcision, or a number of other therapies. ...Read more

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Easiest way to remove and prevent acne?

Easiest way to remove and prevent acne?

Not an easy answer: Maybe "choose your parents wisely?" also take dairy out of diet. ...Read more

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Any way to prevent dry face from acne medication?

Any way to prevent dry face from acne medication?

Moisturize: I have patients use cera ve cream. Get it at walmart . Also sometimes i will have patients use 1%hydrocortisone ointment ...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