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Best way to reduce acne scarring?

Best way to reduce acne scarring?

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 more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Can you tell me natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Can you tell me natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Help is available: Please forgive my frankness. I'm sorry you got the scars in the first place. Your acne could have been managed by scientific means. If you / your parents resisted these because of a fixation on "natural" / folk / phony treatments, you have my sympathy. You can be treated with fillers, microsurgery, or laser. Nothing you can do on your own will touch them. Sorry, Blake, it's the truth. ...Read more

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Home care ways to reduce and diminish acne scars?

Home care ways to reduce and diminish acne scars?

Improve Acne Scars: I do not know of any effective home-care only ways to reduce acne scars. Products like tretinoin and lightening agents can be used to reduce textural and pigment irregularities that are seen with acne breakouts. For acne scars, medium depth peels, laser resurfacing or dermabrasion are effective modalities to improve scarring, depending on extent of scarring and skin type. ...Read more

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How to reduce acne?

How to reduce acne?

Start with...: Topical benzoyl peroxide. If this does not clear it, your physician can add topical Clindamycin or another antibiotic; if it's on your trunk, you'll probably need a systemic antibiotic as well, and if it's severe, dermatologists have stuff that's not pleasant and a bit risky but is certain to clear you up. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be acne-free. ...Read more

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Best way to treat acne?

Best way to treat acne?

Acne: Several treatment available for acne. Mild to moderate noninflammatory acne responds well to topical rx. If you cross to inflammatory acne i would recommend oral rx. Antiboitics-doxycycline would be a good choice. Other modalities include hormonal rx, blue light/red light, peels and microderm. ...Read more

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Best way to treat acne?

Best way to treat acne?

Scientifically: For a young lady, the oral contraceptive pill can clear it if you can & want to take it. Benzoyl peroxide is first medicine to try, if not successful physician can add a retinoic acid derivative and/or a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin. If not clear in a few weeks, a systemic antibiotic right for you. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best ways to treat fat face naturally?

Best ways to treat fat face naturally?

There's no such : Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general ; a certain % will be facial fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. ...Read more

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Best ways to get rid of acne scars fast?

Best ways to get rid of acne scars fast?

Can't be done: Even a dermatologist cannot make a scar go away. At best, they can be concealed by dermabrasion, laser work, or injections. It's your choice; several hollywood leading men have kept their scars to look tougher. ...Read more

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How to reduce pimples?

How to reduce pimples?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...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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Best way to treat comedonal acne?

Best way to treat comedonal acne?

Retinoic acids: If these are a lot of comedones, it may be helpful to use a topical retinoic acid derivative rather than benzoyl peroxide as the first treatment. If this doesn't clear you, your physician can try various prescription-strength treatments. ...Read more

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What is best to eat to reduce acne?

What is best to eat to reduce acne?

Balanced diet: There is a lot of controversy but for most people eating diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and foods rich in omega 3 (fish) will help. Avoid sugary foods and drink, fatty foods. Some people find that limiting dairy products helps their skin. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to cure acne and acne marks?

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

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What's the best way to reduce scarring?

What's the best way to reduce scarring?

Improving scars: There is no simple answer to this question. Scars can be improved in a number of fashions including the use of certain topical agents like silicone gel sheeting certain topical steroids or steroid injections. However deeper scars may require intervention such as fractional or other laser resurfacing and dermabrasion. One should see their doctor to determine the best options. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Are there natural ways to reduce acne scars?

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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How to reduce acne scar?

How to reduce acne scar?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure blackheads and reduce oily skin?

What is the best way to cure blackheads and reduce oily skin?

Facial: Consider getting a facial. If that doesn't help, see a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to remove acne scars?

Whats the best way to remove acne scars?

Prevention : Otc benzoyl peroxide to start. If this doesn't work, then see your doctor or dermatologist for prescription medication. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000030/. If there are permanent scars but no active acne, then see dermatologist or plastic surgeon for minimization of the scars. ...Read more

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Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

No such thing: I'm sorry, Heather. If you have acne scars because your family didn't allow you to be treated by a scientific physician out of superstitious preference for "natural medicine", you have my deepest sympathy. An evidence-based dermatologist or plastic surgeon can offer you treatment with laser, microsurgery, and/or fillers. Nothing you do alone, or anything you can buy from an herbalist, will help. ...Read more

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