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Do facials help acne?

Do facials help acne?

No: No. Acne lesion extraction does not help. Acne is an inflammatory disorder. The more you manipulate, the worse the inflammation, the higher the risk of scarring. If the facial only involves massage and salicylic acid peels, it's ok, but this is not necessarily better than self treatment with otc salicylic acid washes. ...Read more

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Facials (Definition)

Facials are a classic way to improve and maintain healthy skin. They have the added benefit of being relaxing. Facials typical begin with cleansing the skin, followed by exfoliation and skilled extractions of blackheads or whiteheads as needed. A mask may then be applied to hydrate, firm, strengthen or calm the skin. Facials usually end with application of a ...Read more


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Do facials help hydradenitis supparativa?

Do facials help hydradenitis supparativa?

No: Hidradenitis affects lymph nodes: usually in the groin or armpits. Facials will have no effect, either positive or negative. ...Read more

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How should I help prevent acne and acne scars?

How should I help prevent acne and acne scars?

Prescription meds: The maintenance routine use of prescription medications, such as differin, (adapalene) epiduo or ziana are the best ways to prevent acne and thus prevent acne scarring. ...Read more

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Acne scars please help suggest inexpensive peel?

Acne scars please help suggest inexpensive peel?

Medium depth peel: You need a dedicated and well-respected aesthetician to help you with this. I would not try something over-the-counter to save money. It also depends on how deep and extensive the scars are and if your acne is still active. Make sure you have a good skin regimen and acne is under control before pursuing peels. I would recommend tca or glycolic acid peels but find an experienced aesthetician. ...Read more

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Do mild soap help to remove acne scar? Pls help

Do mild soap help to remove acne scar? Pls help

No: Soap does not remove scars. Abrasive, chemical peels or lasers can reduce scars. You can try an abrasive wash at home on a regular basis. If that is not helping then see a doctor or esthetician. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent acne and acne scars?

How can I help prevent acne and acne scars?

Acne & Acne Scars: Acne and acne scars cannot be prevented. The key is to control acne break outs. Controlling break outs, minimizes the tendency to scar. Acne and acne scar control requires a multi-step approach that includes clinical and prescription skin care, oral medications, chemical peels, and laser and light treatments. Care coordination by medical provider with expertise in acne treatment is key. ...Read more

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Does microdermabrasion help remove acne scars?

Does microdermabrasion help remove acne scars?

Not really: True microdermabrasion is limited to the epidermis whereas acne disease truly occurs in the deep dermis. Microdermabrasion is a slightly more agressive form of exfoliation and may help to remove superficial irregularities and pigment. Dermabrasion extends to the dermis and may help to improve superficial scarring. ...Read more

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How do you treat acne scars naturally?

How do you treat acne scars naturally?

Cannot: some type or cream such as a presription retinoid or even better is a fractionated laser procedure. The laser will help but not eliminate the scars. ...Read more

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What products work on facial acne scars?

What products work on facial acne scars?

Acne scars: It is a very difficult thing to treat. Please do not expect any miracles. A two prong approach to fix it from outside and inside should be used. You can try the following; dermabrasion or fraxel on the skin. Sculptra or fat injections under the skin. ...Read more

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Do skin vitamins help with acne?

Do skin vitamins help with acne?

Cant hurt: they may act as antioxidants I see you are already on Doxy and BPO so I would continue that maybe add a glycolic wash for exfoliation. ...Read more

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Plz suggest me some ointments to reduce acne and acne scars?I am using eromycin lotion

Plz suggest me some ointments to reduce acne and acne scars?I am using eromycin lotion

Improve not remove: Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and topicsl antibiotics prescribed by your dermatologist may all help to improve scars i'm addition to surgical interventions and/or resurfacing techniques. ...Read more

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Does Accutane help acne scars / marks?

Does Accutane help acne scars / marks?

No it doesn't: It can prevent them but once they are present it doesn't help. Other techniques such as laser, chemical peels or dermabrasion may improve the appearance. Consult a dermatologist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Do antibiotics help with acne?

Do antibiotics help with acne?

Mostly Topical: We sometimes use oral Antibiotics from Tetraccycline group like Minocycline but not always We more often use topical antibiotics like Clindamycine along with Benzyl Peroxide and/or retinoids for acne ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne and scars? Neutrogena oil free acne facewash will work?

How to get rid of acne and scars? Neutrogena oil free acne facewash will work?

No they won't: If you've already got scarring from acne, then your disease -- which is chronic, serious, and non-lifestyle-related -- wasn't managed as it should have been. You have my sympathy. If benzoyl peroxide fails, a scientific physician can clear it up in a short time. This is the 21st century. Please get seen. A dermatologist can deal with the scars later. ...Read more

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My dermatologist recommend me to use dermosalic,hydrocortisone and kenacomb for acne scars. Do these work?

My dermatologist recommend me to use dermosalic,hydrocortisone and kenacomb for acne scars. Do these work?

Acne medications: These are excellent medications and everyones acne and acne treatment tends to be individual. Only your dermatologist can evaluate your type of acne and the proper regemine and response to medications you are receiving ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Pimples (Definition)

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