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Cream for acne marks?

Cream for acne marks?

None work: The brown spots after acne fade with time, but only a dermatologist can make scars less visible. If that is what you want (most folks you meet won't care unless scarring is severe), lasers, fillers, and surgery are available. These work and you have a right to something more effective than an ineffective topical. ...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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Physiogel cream heal acne, does that work?

Physiogel cream heal acne, does that work?

Get a real Rx: This is common moisturizing cream. Hit your acne hard with 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day, and if are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. All acne can be managed nowadays until it self-cures, and untreated it is a serious personal and professional liability. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some suggested skin creams for acne?

What are some suggested skin creams for acne?

Rx: This is the 21st century and i would urge you to move at once to a prescription that actually works. The oral contraceptive pill if usable and acceptable for a young woman may clear acne. Otherwise i start with topical Clindamycin with a retoinoic acid derivative if there are lots of blackheads and benzoyl peroxide if not. If this fails, oral antibiotics; failing this, a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does ice cream make acne worse?

Does ice cream make acne worse?

Maybe : Some studies have shown that high glycemic index foods (high in sugar) and excess dairy may increase the number of acne lesions in some patients. Try minimizing these foods for 6 weeks to see if it makes a difference in your case. ...Read more

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Do momate cream cures acne and acne spots?

Do momate cream cures acne and acne spots?

Terrible idea: This is a glucocorticoid and will give the bacteria that cause acne a growth advantage. This is one of the worst things you can do for acne. This is serious business, not something for home remedies using prescription-strength medications. Please get with a competent physician for guidance. ...Read more

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Do skin tightening creams reduce acne craters?

Do skin tightening creams reduce acne craters?

No: Acne scarring is best treated with skin resurfacing lasers. These scars are very deep and can not be treated with topical treatments. Topical creams can help improve the tone but will not decrease the scarring. Fillers can also be used to help decrease scarring as well as subcision. ...Read more

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What are some erytop cream for acne side effects?

What are some erytop cream for acne side effects?

Clindamycin: Don't use this as sole treatment for acne. It's a pretty good choice but should be combined with an agent like topical benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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I am using momate cream for acne and I have oily skin is this cream ok ?

No.: If you mean mometasone, that's a topical corticosteroid. At best it will not help; at worst it will make your acne worse. Try benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid or some combination of the two; but if you have oily skin i suspect you will need an oral medication, which will need to be prescribed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is noritate cream for acne?

What is noritate cream for acne?

Rosacea, not acne: Noritate is primarily prescribed for rosacea. It's a topical form of metronidazole, which is a sort of antibiotic. Some dermatologists use it for acne as well, but I have not found it particularly effective for that. ...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