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Best Way To Prevent 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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'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.
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
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
Is there any way to prevent acne on the lower abdominal region post sex besides keeping a clothing barrier on during?
Yes: Do not shave so close and do not shave against the grain-the direction of hair growth. ...Read more