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How can I effectively treat acne seriously?

How can I effectively treat acne seriously?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is your best over-the-counter remedy. If not clear in two weeks, your physician can write for topical clindamycin, a topical retinoic acid derivative, or some systemic medication as appropriate. All acne can be managed successfully nowadays. Best wishes. ...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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How can I effectively treat acne fast?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a lot of blackheads. Next step for a lady is the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for her. Then a systemic antibiotic right for the person. The big guns is accutae, not pleasant cheap or without risks but hugely effective and very much worth it. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne marks?

How can I effectively treat acne marks?

Scars: This will require a dermatology consult. They can be made less visible by microsurgery, laser, filler or dermabrasion. It's your choice; remember that some hollywood leading men have kept their to look "tough." best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne quick?

How can I effectively treat acne quick?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a lot of blackheads. Next step for a lady is the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for her. Then a systemic antibiotic right for the person. The big guns is accutae, not pleasant cheap or without risks but hugely effective and very much worth it. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne quickly?

How can I effectively treat acne quickly?

Acne: There is no "quick fix" for acne. Depending on the type of pimples you have, your doctor can recommend a treatment--possibly topical and/or pills that should help within a few months. It just takes time.... ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne for good?

How can I effectively treat acne for good?

Chronic disease: It will cure itself after several years or decades, but during that time, you must manage it. Your physician is your partner, and you need to know that whatever anybody else may have told you, it is not a lifestyle or hygiene related disease. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne naturally?

How can I effectively treat acne naturally?

Get real Rx: If it were easy to do, there wouldn't be acne. No home remedy works. If benzoyl peroxide fails, your physician has topical clindamycin, topical retinoic acid derivatives, systemic antibiotics & the possibility of a dermatology referral. If someone thinks "natural is better", the person with acne is being done a grave disservice especially nowadays when it's easy to manage scientifically. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne for summer?

How can I effectively treat acne for summer?

Scientific Rx: Your physician can treat you effectively. All acne is manageable today if you're allowed to get treatment for it and you're not subject to the whims of someone who thinks it's lifestyle-related or that "natural is better." before getting seen, try benzoyl peroxide topically. Acne on your trunk usually requires systemic rx. You deserve to be acne-free not just for summer, but all the time. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne in 2 weeks?

How can I effectively treat acne in 2 weeks?

Laser Treatment: If the acne is inflammatory pustules and papules, lasers work the best in my hands to clear the acne within two weeks. Topical acne prescription products used at the same time and oral antibiotics would also help, but usually take more than two weeks to work well. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne really fast?

How can I effectively treat acne really fast?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne in 3 months?

How can I effectively treat acne in 3 months?

Scientific Rx: Usually a physician can clear you in a month. The right rx will depend on the severity of your disease. Don't expect any home / pop remedy to be as effective as our arsenal, which includes topical benzoyl peroxide (this you can get yourself), topical clindamycin, topical retinoic acid derivatives, systemic antibiotics like tetracycline, or isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne really fast?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne please help me?

How can I effectively treat acne please help me?

Scientific Rx: All acne is manageable today using scientific remedies. This is the 21st century. If benzoyl peroxide has failed, get with your physician. Any folk / home / holistic / supplement remedies are only adjuncts. A retinoic acid derivative, topical or systemic antibiotics, or a dermatology consult for Isotretinoin will be in order. You have a right to effective treatment. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne fast with home remedies?

How can I effectively treat acne fast with home remedies?

Will disappoint: "pop" remedies are at best adjuncts to scientific treatment. Tea tree oil may help but has given teenaged boys breasts. If topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, a physician's office visit is in order. Acne is a serious, chronic disease that can do grave physical and emotional damage. Don't let your reluctance to use 21st century medicine cause you to neglect the health of a teen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne soon-to-be scars?

How can I effectively treat acne soon-to-be scars?

DO NOT TOUCH: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne or pimple overnight?

You can't: A cortisone injection can reduce the size of an acne but it may not quite clear over night. You should see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne on the back and face?

How can I effectively treat acne on the back and face?

Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk usually require a systemic treatment such a tetracycline 500 2x/day. Even as an adult, if it is bothering you and this is not sufficient, consider a course of accutane. It's not cheap, pleasant, or without risks, but it might make your life much better. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne and black heads fast!?

How can I effectively treat acne and black heads fast!?

Retinoic acid: If there are a lot of blackheads, topical benzoyl peroxide is unlikely clear you, but a retinoic acid derivative topically may do the trick. Your physician should be in charge of this. If this is not sufficient, adding a topical or systemic antibiotic may work. For more serious disease, a dermatology consult is in order. Home remedies are adjuncts only. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne permanently on face and body?

Serious Rx: Acne on the trunk will require systemic therapy. If something like tetracycline 500 2x/day fails, move to accutane. You can't cure it, but you can keep it at bay. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne scarring after my acne is gone?

With help: There are many ways to treat acne scarring, but they depend on the type of scarring that you have. For atrophic scarring saline injections, chemical peels or laser resurfacing are choices. For thicker red scars the pulse dye laser, resurfacing laser, indtralesional steroid injections or combiations of treatments are used. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne and pimples?

How can I effectively treat acne and pimples?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne for sensitive skin?

How can I effectively treat acne for sensitive skin?

Scientific Rx: If you found benzoyl peroxide and retinoic acid derivatives, perhaps topical Clindamycin will get the job done, or oral tetracycline 500 2x/day might clear you. For a female, the oral contraceptive pill can sometimes work amazingly well if she can take it. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne and facial hair on women?

Hormone check: This suggests extra androgens on board -- perhaps from polycystic ovarian syndrome, glucose intolerance, or some other cause. Look for the underlying reason. Hair can be lasered off and acne can be treated -- usually in this case topical agents are sufficient. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne around mouth?

How can I effectively treat acne around mouth?

Acne remedies: There are many possible ways to treat acne correctly. It is a step treatment including:1. Skin hygiene 2. Antibacterials 3. Retinols 4. Photodynamic therapy 5. Laser. 6. Tretinoins in mix and match combinations. If you have severe acne, please see a competent dermatologist before getting scarred. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne on the forehead and inner cheeks?

How can I effectively treat acne on the forehead and inner cheeks?

Minocycline: Is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, a long-acting one used mainly to treat acne. Consult a dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne scars?

How can I effectively treat acne scars?

Derm consult: Today there are lasers, fillers, dermabrasion, and microsurgery. The results are remarkable. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne and scars on my face?

How can I effectively treat acne and scars on my face?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www. Smacboca. Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation. Html
other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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