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Please recommend the best facial moisturizer for acne?

Please recommend the best facial moisturizer for acne?

Noncomedogenic: Look for a moisturizer which is labeled 'hypoallergenic noncomedogenic' and be sure that it is also fragrance free. ...Read more

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Hello. Is cetaphil daily cleanser the best facial cleanser really recommended by dermatologist?

Hello. Is cetaphil daily cleanser the best facial cleanser really recommended by dermatologist?

Often recommended: Cetaphil cleanser is often recommended by dermatologists and I usually recommend that in my pediatric practice, but there are different forms, for dry skin, for acne prone skin, etc. There are similar cleansers that work well too, and each doctor has their preferred brands. ...Read more

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What facial care treatment is good for sensitive skin?

What facial care treatment is good for sensitive skin?

Keep it simple: Mild soaps and moisturizers are the key. There are a lot of brands out there to try but I have had success with brands like vanicream and cetaphil. I do not work for those companies so please don't think I am pushing them. You should avoid fragrances and coloring as these things may irritate. Hypoallergenic is another term to look for on the label. And expensive does not equal better! ...Read more

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Which skin care brands do dermatologists recommend most?

Depends: for general care clarisonic at least daily. A toner with light acid. Tretinoin as well. No brand in particular. Sunscreen at the end. PCA are nice. ...Read more

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Is there a dermatologist recommended facial mask?

No: While there are many facial masks available, I do not think a specific one is recommended by dermatologist. ...Read more

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Please recommend acne or oily face treatments?

Please recommend acne or oily face treatments?

Start simple: A salicylic acid wash may be all you need, or topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If this doesn't clear you in two weeks, your personal physician can add something that will. Acne can't be cured until it remits on its own, but is manageable if you work at it. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good facial scrub/wash product for minor acne?

Can you recommend a good facial scrub/wash product for minor acne?

BPO products: Benzoyl peroxide (bpo) is a common ingredient in many otc and prescription acne medications including many good acne otc washes eg brevoxyl and. Panoxyl. ...Read more

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Should i go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon, dermatolgist or esthetician for acne scar/hyperpigmentation. I would like laser produces or peels done.

Should i go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon,  dermatolgist or esthetician for acne scar/hyperpigmentation. I would like laser produces or peels done.

See a Specialist: You should see either a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon who specializes in acne scarring, cosmetic surgery and lasers. They would own many lasers and have many years of experience treating acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and other disorders. Chemical acid peels do not work as well as lasers but some doctors do not own any lasers and only offer chemical peels. But lasers cost more. ...Read more

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Best treatment for facial paralysis?

Best treatment for facial paralysis?

Steroids&antoviral d: Treatment of bells palsy is to start oral Prednisone and antiviral drugs.The antiviral drugs should be started as soon as the symptoms appear to be effective.Most people recover completely without any ill effects beside the meds you need to keep the affected eye lubricated as there is inability to close the eye on affected side, use artificial tears regularly or use a patch to prevent drying eye. ...Read more

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What are the best skin care products doctors recommend for oily skin! help!?

What are the best skin care products doctors recommend for oily skin! help!?

Skin care: Oily skin may be do to hormones and over aggressive washing of the skin. At times, when the skin is dried from soap and washing vigorously the oil glands become irritated and secrete more oil. Try a cleanser rather than soap, a good moisture cream and at times glycolic acids work, too. www.artofplasticsurgery.com. ...Read more

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Is waxing to remove facial hair good for you?

Is waxing to remove facial hair good for you?

Self image: Your self image is important for health. Waxing in itself is not harmful. Excess facial hair can make you feel less self worth. If waxing becomes problematic then tell your doctor as laser hair removal or other options exist. Hirsuitism can be from a medical condition do your doctor needs to be made aware. ...Read more

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Need facial skin advice for clear skin, what to use?

Need facial skin advice for clear skin, what to use?

Don't know about: your skin type or your skin issues. Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hair removal cream good to use for facial hair as well?

Help docs, is hair removal cream good to use for facial hair as well?

Vaniqa: vaniqa is a special cream that can be used on the face. ...Read more