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Does the sun help acne?

Does the sun help acne?

Acne Sun: Moderate exposure to the sun can, in many instances, help acne. That doesn't mean that you should out there and bake in it! ...Read more

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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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Does oxytetracycline actually help for acne? And does it remove acne marks

Does oxytetracycline actually help for acne? And does it remove acne marks

Not for scars: Tetracycline can control the development of acne and help in healing the ones there, but it does not do any thing for the scars/marks of acne. ...Read more

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How can the sun affect acne?

How can  the sun affect acne?

Not alot: Sun does not generally affect acne but it in some individuals who are more prone to post-inflammatory hyperoigmentation may be experience increased darkening of the acne affected areas if exposed to the sun. Use non-comedogenic sunscreens in this instance. ...Read more

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What is the best foods to get rid or help acne, acne scarring, and hyper pigmentation from acne?

What is the best foods to get rid or help acne, acne scarring, and hyper pigmentation from acne?

Wrong question: Diet isn't the key to acne. It's a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that needs to be managed medically until it remits on its own. You're already got scars as a result of your disease being neglected. Please get serious about medical treatment -- it should be avaiable anywhere. Use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated until a physician can see you. ...Read more

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Does derma rolling really help for acne scars? Also will it help prevent wrinkles?

Does derma rolling really help for acne scars? Also will it help prevent wrinkles?

Yes: Microneedling is a procedure in which tiny needle pricks are used to stimulate collagen production. Several published studies have shown that it is effective for certain types of acne scars, especially when combined with Vit. C or plate-rich plasma. Microneedling is also effective for fine wrinkles. This procedure should be done at a doctor’s office to decrease risk of scarring and infection. ...Read more

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Does the sun make your acne worse?

Does the sun make your acne worse?

Sunlight and acne: Actually, sunlight helps acne! several laser treatments for acne are based on this principle. Visible light (not uv or infrared) acts on by products of the bacteria to generate a singlet oxygen molecule. This molecule is the toxic to the bacteria and will kill it. The only problem is with sunlight you get damaging uv light at the same time. The amount of exposure needed can cause skin damage. ...Read more

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Why can the tretionin cream improve the skin texture? Does this mean the tretinoin will help thicken the skin and improve pores?

 Why can the tretionin cream improve the skin texture?  Does this mean the tretinoin will help thicken the skin and improve pores?

Actually yes: The retinoid acid in tretinoin cream causes a thickening of the epidermis, which will tighten pores, reduce wrinkles, its one of the best anti-aging products available other than sunscreen ...Read more

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Can the sun clear acne?

Can the sun clear acne?

No: One more myth, and a cruel one. Sun exposure damages the skin and probably won't do much for the acne. We have scientific rx's for acne that work remarkably well and in the 21st century, it's inexcusable not to make these available to a young person with this serious disease. ...Read more

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Will bio oil help reduce my hyperpigmentation acne scars? Is it effective?

Acne scars: There are two causes of the the hyper pigmentation in acne scars. First is the the actual dark spot left by the inflammation at stimulated the melanocytes. Second, is the erythema, the redness of the inflammatory process. Sunscreen will help both of the processes. The first may also require hydoquione, retin a, (tretinoin) kojic acid, chemical peels, etc. ...Read more

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What's the best make up brand to help reduce acne and acne scars?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne forever? Benzyol peroxide or retin-a can't help n cause my skin to peel off, and acne will come out from the same place again!

How to get rid of acne forever? Benzyol peroxide or retin-a can't help n cause my skin to peel off, and acne will come out from the same place again!

Not curable: Dr. Ferguson has given you good advice. You need to accept that acne is not a curable disease but will remit at some unknown time. I was able to stop using meds when i was 50. If you can't tolerate the meds you listed, perhaps a combination of a salicylic acid wash and a topical or systemic antibiotic chosen by your physician, or spironolactone or the oral contraceptive pill will clear you. ...Read more

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How to prevent acne? I get breakouts when i'm in the sun. And i can't use benzoyl peroxide as it irritates my skin. Please help

How to prevent acne? I get breakouts when i'm in the sun. And i can't use benzoyl peroxide as it irritates my skin. Please help

Ideas: If you cannot tolerate benzoyl peroxide, your physician will probably offer you topical clindamycin. This is likely to give you a good result. If you can use the oral contraceptive pill, it may clear you. Your physician has other remedies as well. Talk with him/her also about a good sunscreen. ...Read more

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What oil or cream is best to lessen appearance of lines on stomach from sitting that don't go away? VitE oil? Retin-A to help exfoliate? Strivectin?

What oil or cream is best to lessen appearance of lines on stomach from sitting that don't go away? VitE oil? Retin-A to help exfoliate? Strivectin?

Wrong question: None of these things will have even slight effect on the NORMAL folds of skin on your abdomen. Put your energies into thinking about real improvements in your life. Exercise. Do not smoke. Eat vegetables. See what you can do to make someone happy. Learn new skills. Save for the future. ...Read more

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Does lacticare-hc lotion 1% reduce the apperance of excema scars? Or should I use scar creams specifically meant to treat scars?

Does lacticare-hc lotion 1% reduce the apperance of excema scars? Or should I use scar creams specifically meant to treat scars?

Yes & No: Lacticare hc will improve the appearance of eczema scars but it is not good for long term use as the steroids can thin the dermis and cause other problems. Scar creams specifically meant to treat scars would be a better choice. You might get just as good results using cocoa butter or vitamin e oil and they are cheaper! ...Read more

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Does epiduo lighten the skin Nd how long does it take for the burning from epiduo to stop?

Does epiduo lighten the skin
Nd how long does it take for the burning from epiduo to stop?

No: There may be a yellow tinge to the skin where the epiduo is applied that is temporary and should resolve quickly. There should not be any burning with epiduo so stop the use of the medication and contact yiur doctor soon. I hope this helps and you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Why does the sun lighten hair?

Why does the sun lighten hair?

Hair pigment.: Sunlight can damage hair pigment which bleaches it/ makes the color lighter. ...Read more

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