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Can i mix match products like neutragena acne wash and clinique spot treatment together?

Can i mix match products like neutragena acne wash and clinique spot treatment together?

Acne: Its ok to mix brands, but be careful, you may dry out your skin because many will have the same chemical ingredients in them. ...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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Can I use tazorac (tazarotene) as a spot treatment for mild acne?

Can I use tazorac (tazarotene) as a spot treatment for mild acne?

Not really: Tazorac (tazarotene) is not good for this. Tazorac (tazarotene) is meant to be used as an overall skin product to reduce future formation of acne, not to spot treat specific areas. ...Read more

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Can i use retin-a all over my face or just as a spot treatment? I have oily acne prone skin and my face full of milia

Can i use retin-a all over my face or just as a spot treatment? I have oily acne prone skin and my face full of milia

All over: Use Retin A (tretinoin) all over your face, every night before bed time. Avoid the creases of the nose and the corners of the mouth (will burn). Make sure you use sunblock in the morning, as your skin will be gradually peeling and very sensitive. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective acne face cream and spot treatment?

What is considered the most effective acne face cream and spot treatment?

See doctor: Your doctor can detemine what type of cream and spot treatment that is best for you., because it is depend on your skin type and the presentation of the comedones. ...Read more

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Is aczone supposed to be used for spot treatment or for all affected areas? Will it help with acne scarring?

Is aczone supposed to be used for spot treatment or for all affected areas? Will it help with acne scarring?

For all areas: After cleaning your face and hands, rub a small thin layer for all the affected areas. This medication is generally for clearing up acne and may possibly reduce the likelihood of developing future acne scars, but it won’t help reduce the appearance of current scars. ...Read more

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What's the best spot treatment to get rid of acne marks and scars?

What's the best spot treatment to get rid of acne marks and scars?

Acne scar treatments: A variety of approaches are necessary to improve not remove acne scars. Specific therapy is dependent on the type of scars and skin type. Potential therapies include subcision, cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion, laser and other treatments, including prp. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to use bottle benzoyl peroxide for spot acne treatment?

Can you explain if it's safe to use bottle benzoyl peroxide for spot acne treatment?

Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe and can be used depending on the severity and comes in different strengths, along with other therapies if needed. ...Read more

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I have oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. I currently use a 10% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment - can you recommend a different treatment?

I have oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. I currently use a 10% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment - can you recommend a different treatment?

Hard stuff: Spot treatment is going to lead to frustration and disappointment. Get with your personal physician. Your next step may be adding a topical retinoic acid derivative, or moving to benzoyl peroxide over all affecte areas as tolerated plus a short course of an antibiotic, topical spironolactone, or something similar. ...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