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Hello there...Ive been on allopathic acne treatment for years. Its been a painful journey to never have clear flawless journey...Help needed?
Acne Vulgaris: You have hormone related acne. In extreme situations Accutane can work, but it has alot of side effects and difficult to find physicians to prescribe it. Isotretinoin is a good medication to exfoliate the skin. Microneedling can help with prp, laser treatments can also help, ipl is useful. ...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
I recently stopped my retin-a acne treatment after several years. I've been 98% clear for nearly two months now. Is it safe to assume I'm home free?
Hopefully : You will observe your skin carefully and if you feel you need to you can reinstitute topical therapy. ...Read more
I was prescribed to use benzoyl peroxide for my acne treatment. I am using it from 2 months my acne are almost cleared up. Should i keep using it ?
Yes: I'm glad it worked. Continue using it or get with your physician about some other maintenance that might be a little less rough. ...Read more
I just finish 11 month of accutane. I had severe cystic acne. The acne has clear up, but i'm left with acne scars. What are treatment available?
Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx's best: Since you are a female, your physician may be able to identify a mild hormonal problem putting you at extra risk. Over-the-counter stuff is weak. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic if needed (erythromycin might be a good choice if you can tolerate it). Only dermatologists can use the strongest medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several types: It really depends on the type of acne and severity of the acne. If is is moderate to severe, oral antibiotics with topical treatments prescribed by a dermatologist is necessary. If it is very severe, Accutane may be necessary. It is is mild, topical prescriptions may help alon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific: It's unfortunate if you're 25 & haven't yet been rx'd effectively. Mildest cases may respond to topical benzoyl peroxide. Next step is topical Clindamycin or something similar, retinoic acid derivative if many blackheads. If not clear in a month or so, a systemic antibiotic for a guy, maybe tetracycline 500 2x/day; for the toughest cases Accutane will clear you tho it's not pleasant. ...Read more
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