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Best Ways To Reduce Acne
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
Benzoyl peroxide: Is the only over-the-counter acne remedy that works well and it's seldom enough to get a decent result. This is the 21st century and you have a right to effective treatment. I start by adding prescription topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, then add a systemic antibiotic if that's not sufficient. Dermatologists have the really strong stuff. ...Read more
Acne scarring: There is no one "best" way to reduce acne scaring. The ways depend on severity and type of scarring, where the scarring is, your age, your medications, your skin type and many more factors. Best idea is to consult with a good dermatologist and see what is right for you and your personal condition. Nothing like the best individualized treatment plan! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not curable: Acne is not related to lifestyle or hygiene and only marginally to diet. You can't cure it, but it will eventually remit on its own. In the meantime, you owe it to yourself and your family to manage it. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get iwth your personal physician. Ignore all the 'pop' wisdom. Stay on top of this, for your own sake. Best wishes. ...Read more
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Avoid picking and overly drying facial products & consider a noncomedogenic concealer. ...Read more
What is best to use after a month of oratane to remove dark spots and redness. Oratane has reduced acne a lot.
Pls suggest any Best day cream for acne prone skin that reduce marks as well as pores that is available in india?
Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
I have acne problem.. What is the best method to reduce it instead using facial wash? Is it vitamin C could reduce it?
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
No: Forgive my frankness. I'm sorry you have acne scars in the first place, and it's especially unfortunate if a fixation on "natural healing" caused somebody to neglect 21st century medical care of acne. Scars can be treated with fillers, lasers, or microsurgery by a specialist. Again, I'm really sorry you got scarred & hope you can get effective treatment. ...Read more
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