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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 more
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
Rx: If it's worrisome enough to write healthtap, you deserve a 21st century rx. I start with topical clindamycin, with a retinoic acid derivative if there are many blackheads, maybe benzoyl peroxide if not. Nastier acne or if present on the trunk usually requires an appropriate systemic antibiotic as well, and for the deep stuff, dermatologists have the big guns. Should be manageable. Good luck. ...Read more
Great idea: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Ignore all the "pop" advice and directions. If your acne is severe or on your trunk, call your physician now. Acne needs to be managed until it self-cures. Best wishes. ...Read more
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Hope that helps. A good OTC acne wash is Benzoyl Peroxide Wash, 5%. Cetaphil makes a good foam wash, and moisturizer lotion for acne prone skin with SPF 30 ...Read more
No quick fixes: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide based rx like proactive often fails. Get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
Acne treatment: It's best to see a doctor for acne - since there are many tools available to help this condition. Of the 3 antibiotics you listed, I prefer minocycline. Make sure you've explored other options with your doctor first before trying to treat yourself. For example, topical medicines might be better - less side effects since lower blood levels of the drug. Http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2004/0501/p2123.html ...Read more
Benzoyl peroxide: Apply topically in a strength and with a frequency that you can tolerate. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who will be able to find something to add to the regimen that will clear you. If the milder stuff fails and you are offered isotretinoin, consider accepting it. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pick ingredients: Most over the counter acne products have the same few active ingredients, anything with salicylic acid is likley going to help, 2% is probably best for most. 10% glycolic acid washes can be helpful. Benzoyl peroxide washes can be great for acne, but hard on your skin, ie drying, redness etc. If you are having problems controlling acne, call your family doc! Pick any non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more
Get seen: If topical benzoyl peroxide or a salicylic acid wash hasn't cleared her in two weeks, she needs to get with her pediatrician to add prescription-strength Rx. This is serious and needs to be addressed. Ignore all the pop stuff you read on the internet. Acne is unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene, and is a grave social and professional liability. ...Read more
Very similar results: There are many devices that can help with acne. These devices use controlled heat to diminish sebum production by the oil gland and to kill acne causing bacteria. (nd:yag) uses laser light to generate heat while the (e-light) uses a combination of optical and radiofrequency energy. While effective, they are not a first line treatment and are best used when good topical skin care is not effective. ...Read more
What do you think natural remedies are best for acne treatment instead of employing chemical on the face?
What is best solution for facial skin after long acne treatment with aha acid? Skin is thin, sensitive, lost it's pigmentation and still have spots.,
My sister (17y) is experiencing Acne since puberty. Various doctors gave acne treatment creams. No difference so far. What's the best treatment and remedy you advice? What about Laser Acne Treatments? So far there's no significant improvement.
Lots of options: After working with one's primary care doctor and a dermatologist, a patient will have gone through several types of medications and can fine a combination of drugs that work for her. Options include gels or creams such as: benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, erythromycin, retinoids, dapsone, etc...; and oral drugs such as: erythromycin, tetracycline, retinoids, combination hormones (OCPs), etc... ...Read more
You will save money: You could taper slowly. Look for the ingredients found in the product to determine if it is actually a good product. Avoid parabens, petrolatum, mineral oils etc. ...Read more
Acnes : can I have n-light treatment before starting my roaccutane for acnes? I was told I can not get n-light treatment after taking accutane?
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 more
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 more