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I've been using a retinol cream for acne for about a month and its made acne worse. Is retinol bad for acne but retinoic acid good for acne?

I've been using a retinol cream for acne for about a month and its made acne worse. Is retinol bad for acne but retinoic acid good for acne?

Depends: Retinoic acid is good for an acne ( but it used in more severe cases). Sometimes just cleansing the skin with peroxide and antibiotic ointment afterwards can do the trick in not complicated cases or it can be added to your current medication in more severe cases. Check with your doc or consult a dermatologist. If your are a female, get an oral contraception (pills). ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Any suggestions for acne treatments for oily skin?

Any suggestions for acne treatments for oily skin?

Start easy: Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day or a retinoic acid derivative is your best start. If this isn't strong enough after two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible for aloe vera to work for acne and acne scars?

Is it possible for aloe vera to work for acne and acne scars?

No: Please forgive my frankness. If you continue to explore worthless internet / 'pop' remedies, you'll just end up with more scars that you'll have for life. Acne sufficient to produce scarring is a problem that will require your physician's intervention. It's not related to your lifestyle or diet. Make the phone call to your doctor now. A few specialists can help some with deep scars. ...Read more

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Is proseaca good for acne?

Is proseaca good for acne?

Proseaca: The gel is usually used for the treatment of roseaca. Since it contains sulfur it may be helpful in the treatment of acne. That said, see your dermatologist for a better selection of meds to treat your acne. ...Read more

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Are root dandelion capsules good for treating acne?

Are root dandelion capsules good for treating acne?

Use a real Rx: I'm sorry somebody is trying to sell you something that's probably a placebo. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that eventually remits on its own. It's a serious personal and professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...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

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Is dermabrasion for acne effective?

Is dermabrasion for acne effective?

No: May actually worsen acne, is only used for scars, and is rapidly being replaced by fractionated lasers, whichh also do not help acne. ...Read more

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Is neem cream effective at all for acne outbreaks?

Is neem cream effective at all for acne outbreaks?

Creams: Topical antiacne treatment can be very effective. While we often have to add an oral antibiotic, like one of the tetracycline derivatives, this cannot be used in pregnancy or if there is an allergy to the medicine. I am not personally familiar with this cream, but it does not sound like the prescription creams which are authorized by the fda for use in acne. See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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Is honey and lemon good for treating acne?

Logical not proven: Honey and lemon juice may both have antibiotic effectiveness that may diminish acne outbreaks and so it makes sense but I am not sure that its is truly effective in practice and may have other unforeseen complications. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for acne products for t-zone skin?

Any suggestions for acne products for t-zone skin?

Start mild: The t-zone is the brow ridges and nose, correct? This is a common spot for acne and if it's just on your face, chances are it'll be relatively easy to manage. You have a better-than-even chance of getting it controlled with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If this fails, get with your physician who can add something. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads?

Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads?

Minocin (minocycline) & Acne: Minocin (minocycline) is one of the effective oral antibiotics use in the treatment of moderate to severe acne. Blackheads are best treated by gentle, non abrasive cleansing and the use of lotions or creams that help exfoliate surface skin cells and unclog pores, like retinoids, salicylic or azelaic acids. Chemical peels and facials with extractions can also be helpful to control blackheads. ...Read more

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Is skinoren (azelaic acid) good to use for acne?

Is skinoren (azelaic acid) good to use for acne?

Yes: Azeleic acid, in my opinion, works rather slowly, but it is usually very gentle, it is safe during pregnancy, and helps to even out skin tone which make it a useful medicine for acne in the right circumstances. ...Read more

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How helpful is Accutane for acne?

How helpful is Accutane for acne?

Acne: Accutane is the most effective therapy that is available for severe acne. It is not meant for milder forms of acne. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne scars?

Is vitamin E oil good for acne scars?

No: The oiliness will make them slightly less visible while it stays on your skin. I'm really sorry that your acne didn't get treated when it should have been. Nothing you can do will affect your scars, but a dermatologist can make them less visible with dermabrasion, filler, laser or microsurgery. It's your choice; especially if you're a man, note that several hollywood leads kept their for "tough". ...Read more

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Hi Can men's use yugurt and turmeric paste mask for acne..?

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Can men's use yugurt and turmeric paste mask for acne..?

Acne mask: no promises on effectiveness but your gender does not preclude you from doing it ...Read more

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What are some good homemade remedies for acne scars? I heard aloe vera gel works well, is that true?

What are some good homemade remedies for acne scars? I heard aloe vera gel works well, is that true?

See plastic surgeon : Home remedies do not work. If your scarring is bothersome you should consult with a good plastic surgeon. Scar revisions, lasers and derm abrasion can all help improve poor acne scars. Dr samuel sohn in las vegas is outstanding and board certified. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any good homemade remedies for acne vulgaris?

Are there any good homemade remedies for acne vulgaris?

No: All the home remedies will disappoint you. Today all acne is easy to manage using rx's and you have a right to effective treatment even in a horribly dysfunctional health care system. ...Read more

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Is micro-dermabrasion effective for acne and acne scarring?

Usually not: Micro-dermabrasion is best suited for removal of dead cells from the skin surface. Does not go deep enough to effectively reduce the depth of scarring or produce an adequate reaction under the skin to help smooth the base. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more