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Derm consult: If you have cystic acne, you deserve 21st century treatment beyond what even your family doc can provide. A dermatologist will probably place you on one of the vitamin a derivatives; they are unpleasant and somewhat dangerous, you'll need to listen to the instructions carefully, and they work. Life is rough enough without cystic acne. I wish you the best. ...Read more
Acne cysts are large nodules developing deep within the dermis, or second layer of skin. They are painful, disfiguring, and may cause deep scars. There is often a genetic predisposition to cystic acne. Treatment usually requires systemic medication including oral isotretinoin, and should be started early, before ...Read more
Salicylic acid: However, if you have real scars (depressed lesions), it won't be sufficient to clear you. You need to get with your personal physician before things get worse and worse. All acne can be managed, though it cannot be cured until it remits on its own. It is unrelated to lifestyle and only marginally to diet. ...Read more
Real Rx: Get yourself some cheap drugstore topical benzoyl peroxide and use it as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will clear you. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-realted, and only minimally diet-responsive disease. It's serious and can't be cured until it remits on its own. Manage your care aggressively. ...Read more
Sheer coverage: Avoid heavy liquid and cream foundations, which can be comedogenic, in favor of mineral powders. Like the jane iredale line because the mineral line is very fine. Obviously, prevention is worth a ton of cure, so treat blemishes early and don't pick, which will inevitably result in scars. ...Read more
Acne therapy: If your acne doesn't respond to otc treatments, consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get a stronger prescription lotion. Tretinoin (avita, retin-a, others), Adapalene (differin) and tazarotene (tazorac, avage) are examples of topical prescription products derived from vitamin a. They work by promoting cell turnover and preventing plugging . You may also need oral antibiotics like doryx (doxycycline). ...Read more
Is dermaplaning bad for acne? Will hair grow back blunter? Are blackheads different from acne? Is dermaplaning ok for ppl w blackheads? Dermatology.
Yes, no, yes, maybe: Dermaplaning over active acne is not a good idea; it increases the risk of infection & scarring. Hair grows back normally, since dermaplaning is basically a very close shave. Blackheads are plugged oil glands, and the most basic lesion of acne, but blackheads by themselves are not acne per se. Dermaplaning will probably not make blackheads worse, but it is not a treatment for blackheads either. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scientific Rx: With a lot of blackheads / comedones, you're best get with your personal physician now. The best rx to start with is probably a topical retinoic acid derivative. ...Read more
Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?
Not much: A facial may help a little, but not dramatically. Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See a dermatologist: Given you have these skin problems, your best bet is to see a dermatologist who is an expert in treating these disorders. I actually doubt that you have 'all' of these diseases and you probably have one diagnosis -- cystic acne. Dermatologists have many tools that can help these patients, so hope you can get some help there. ...Read more
Two different meds: Differen is a lower strength retinoid comparable to retin a (tretinoin) that may decrease oil gland activity among many other effects. Dalacin t is a topical antibiotic containing Clindamycin and similar to the older Cleocin t. Both can actually be used for acne breakouts, if prescribed and supervised by a qualified physician. ...Read more
Im taking 100mg of minocycline for my cystic acne with minimal results. I also have terrible purple scars. Will Accutane help my cystic acne and scars?
Applied a benzoyl peroxide solution to face for acne and face turned red and burned cause? Acne free sensitive was the product hist: pcos htn
What is the criteria needed to be put on Accutane ? I have severe back acne, and mild facial acne with some red acne marks.
Failure: You ought to have been placed on failed topical and/or oral antibitics for a sufficient period of time. Topical approaches such as benzoyl peroxide foams combined with topical antibiotics can often be very effective. If you fail these, then Accutane is certainly a reasonable option. ...Read more
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