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Bio Oil Acne
Can bio oil heal depressed acne scars ? Its only very slightly depressed and how do I use it ? Does it clog pores ?
Myth but use if help: Many of my patients swear by the benefits of tea tree or bio-oil and so i generally don't dissuade them but there is very little science to support its use. It is probably the massage, (which we know helps scars) that is used to apply the oil, which is actually providing the improvements observed. Massage with any clean oil 3-4 times a day. Silicon gel trips are morel likely to improve the scar. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods.You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more
No: It's shiny and may make them less visible, but it won't touch them in the long-run. I'm really sorry that you ended up with acne scars. This is the 21st century and all acne is manageable with scientific medicine. Today's practitioners use fillers, microsurgery and lasers with fair results. ...Read more
I have acne but really dry skin and I wanted to know if bio oil would help or just cause more acne?
Oil: Yes. Any heavy oils sitting on the skin long enough will block the pilosebaceous glands leading to comedone formation with or without hyperkeratosis. ...Read more
I have been using bio oil and it's making me break out. But I have such terrible acne scars I want gone! Help! ?
Help for acne scars: Hi, First, I am sorry that you are suffering from scars from your previous acne. Are you still having ongoing acne problems, or is all of it old scarring? The "bio oil" most likely will not help with your scars. The best and most effective treatment is laser therapy, done by a board-certified dermatologist. It is pricey; but it is well worth the investment. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Hi doc , i have acne mostly everywhere on my face and scars , will bio oil help me?my friend said it worked for them but im scared it wont work for me
OIL MAKES IT WORSE!: SUGGESTION: GO TO YOUR PHARMACY, GET AN ACNE WASH OR SCRUB, GET A BENZOYL PEROXIDE CREAM OR GEL AND APPLY IT AT BEFORE BEDTIME. AND: STOP EATING ALL NUTS! NO PEANUT BUTTER, NO CHOCOLATE, CUT DOWN OR CUT OUT ALL DAIRY PRODUCTS FOR A MONTH! IF THIS DOES NOT HELP AT ALL, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. SEND ME A THANK-YOU NOTE WHEN YOU GET BETTER . . . ...Read more
Acne scars: There are two causes of the the hyper pigmentation in acne scars. First is the the actual dark spot left by the inflammation at stimulated the melanocytes. Second, is the erythema, the redness of the inflammatory process. Sunscreen will help both of the processes. The first may also require hydoquione, retin a, (tretinoin) kojic acid, chemical peels, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?: I have no empirical knowledge of bio oil, nor can i, on brief initial effort, discover the actual ingredients. If i was asked to guess, i would prejudicially posit that the high customer satisfaction ratings have more to do with placebo effect, cosmetic effect orator just marketing than any objective physical benefit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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