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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?

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?

Accutane is a good d: Accutane is a good drug for the treatment of acne and quite effective but you will need to be checked and guided by a skin specialist(dermatologist). It has side effects also, so it has to be carefully supervised by a physician. ...Read more

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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What helps the most for acne and acne scars?

What helps the most for acne and acne scars?

Depends: Best treatment is individualized. For women it may be certain oral contraceptive pills or spironolactone. For very severe acne or acne resistant to initial therapy, oral isotretinoin is the most effective. Plan on several months of treatment to achieve desired result. After isotretinoin there may be no maintenance. With all others there will be months to years of continued maintenance. ...Read more

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Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.

Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.

See your MD: Consider Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) trial for two months if your doctor approves. If you go on accutane, you must use some dependable method of birth control (pregnancy prevention) as Accutane may cause birth defects if you get pregnant...Please see your doctor for the best advice... ...Read more

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I have acne on my face as well as acne scars .How to prevent acne and decrease scars?

I have acne on my face as well as acne scars .How to prevent acne and decrease scars?

Acne treatment: You may need oral antibiotics or topical antibiotics to get acne under control. See a plastic surgeon who does skin care, or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Which are the best medical creams for removing acne and acne spots?

Which are the best medical creams for removing acne and acne spots?

Benzoyl peroxide: This or retinoic acid are the mainstay of acne treatment. If they do not clear you, as happens maybe 50% of the time, your physician can add something that will. ...Read more

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What's the best foundation for acne and acne scarring?

What's the best foundation for acne and acne scarring?

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

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Is hormonal imbalance possible with partial hysterectomy having only both overies that can cause severe blackheah/, acne issues, oily hair and skin a?

Is hormonal imbalance possible with partial hysterectomy having only both overies that can cause severe blackheah/, acne issues, oily hair and skin a?

Not usually: Unless the remaining ovaries are pathologically producing excess androgens(male hormone) from an enclosed tumor, then no. The ovaries will continue to function post op the same as pre-op unless their vascular connection is compromised during surgery. If there is a hormonal imbalance, the source could be with other endocrine organs such as the adrenal gland. ...Read more

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Have mild facial acne scars and occasional acne breakouts. Is growing beard a bad idea for my scars or acne in any way?

Have mild facial acne scars and occasional acne breakouts. Is growing beard a bad idea for my scars or acne in any way?

A beard covers acne: If you prefer a beard, it can disguise the skin problem, but it doesn't change its severity. See your doctor for effective treatment. ...Read more

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What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

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

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How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

Scientific Rx: If you are male and still have acne while on benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, your physician may try a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. Or if this is deep / cystic / severe acne, it may be time to consider accutane. For the scars, a dermatologist can abrade, fill, operate and/or laser; your choice, but note the hollywood stars who keep their scars for character. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tubal with cesarean. 30 years old, acne like a teenage boy, very heavy periods with nearly debilitating cramps and hair growth on face/belly. Pcos?

Tubal with cesarean. 30 years old, acne like a teenage boy, very heavy periods with nearly debilitating cramps and hair growth on face/belly. Pcos?

Possible: Criteria for diagnosis of PCOS, which mandate the presence of two of the following three findings—hyperandrogenism, ovulatory dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries—plus the exclusion of other diagnoses that could result in hyperandrogenism or ovulatory dysfunction. I am sure it sounds complicated to you, please discuss it with your physician in person. ...Read more

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Is micro-dermabrasion effective for acne and acne scarring?

Is micro-dermabrasion effective for acne and acne scarring?

Usually not: Micro-dermabrasion is best suited for removal of dead cells from the skin surface. Does not go deep enough to effectively reduce the depth of scarring or produce an adequate reaction under the skin to help smooth the base. ...Read more

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I am a 45 year old female that is experiencing severe cystic acne on my chin with acne on my forehead. Labs show low testosterone with normal estrogen and progesterone. Will testosterone help or cause more acne.

I am a 45 year old female that is experiencing severe cystic acne on my chin with acne on my forehead. Labs show low testosterone with normal estrogen and progesterone. Will testosterone help or cause more acne.

Typically : Typically testosterone is going to increase not decrease your acne problems. This is why young male teenagers become acne prone during early teen years with puberty. I would suggest meeting with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for a full evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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How good is dr sheffield's scar gel for removing my acne scar? I have active acne with lots of scars due to PCOS.

How good is dr sheffield's scar gel for removing my acne scar? I have active acne with lots of scars due to PCOS.

Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. I don't know about the brand you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Time, time & more : Time is your best friend. Avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking are great. Onion bulb extract ( allium cepa) may help as well as honey for some active infections but these later two are controversial. ...Read more

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How will a small dose of Aldactone (spironolactone) affect my estrogen and progesterone while in perimenopause? I have acne and facial hair and pms.

How will a small dose of Aldactone (spironolactone) affect my estrogen and progesterone while in perimenopause? I have acne and facial hair and pms.

Aldactone (spironolactone): Aldactone (spironolactone) has antiandrogenic effect so helps with facial hair and acne. It also has Progesterone like effects so can cause more menstrual irregularities peri menopause with breast tenderness! It also has a very low estrogen like effect which is generally not clinically significant! ...Read more

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Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

No: This is a cruel internet hoax. Acne severe enough to cause scarring needs to be seen, and should have been managed, by your personal physician. Make the phone call now. ...Read more

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I am using metrogel for my acne, does it help with scarring and hormonal acne as well?

I am using metrogel for my acne, does it help with scarring and hormonal acne as well?

No: If not you should see a dermatologist and if acne hormonal you may consider seeing an endocrinologist for eval for hormonal causes of acne like excess androgens, cushings syndrome or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Metrogel is a topical antibiotic and can help with acne but if hormonal there is better treatment available for that. ...Read more

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Acne and pimple treatment?

Acne and pimple treatment?

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

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

A painful condition where the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue causes pain when it bleeds ...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