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Face Creams 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
Chemical peels work: Chemical peels, including glycolic acid, can be effective in treating the hyperpigmentation from acne. Depending on your skin tone, laser and ipl (intense pulsed light) are effective as well. However it's important that your acne breakouts are under control, otherwise you'll be chasing the problem. ...Read more
Acne Scars: Yes. Avoid hydroquinone cremes. Cortisone helps. There are other ingredients to look for over-the-counter that help lighten hyperpigmentation. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (aka bearberry extract), and even vitamin c (ascorbic acid) are great alternative ingredients to look for in over-the-counter lightening creams. ...Read more
What is the best facial cream for the rash caused by lupus not by eczema or by rosacia , since the regular topical creams didn't work ?
Facial cream: Virgin coconut oil works well especially in getting rid of redness. ...Read more
Can you recommend an over-the-counter facial peel for blackheads? Salycilic or glycolic acid based followed with a moisturizer?
Peel for blackheads: Successful peel treatment of blackheads depends on the extent of blackheads and your skin tolerance. Over the counter preparations usually do not have sufficient concentration of actives to see significant improvement in a timely manner. A therapeutic facial treatment with extractions can be great to purge your skin and put you in a better state for daily skin care to keep more blackheads at bay ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I suggest none: I'd urge you to use topical benzoyl peroxide and/or a retinoic acid derivative at least once daily and skip the rest. Do this until you are clear, or you are not clear in four weeks, get with your personal physician who will add something that will work. Alternative, a salicylic acid wash is a reasonable choice. Acne isn't caused by lack of hygiene or any other lifestyle factor. ...Read more
Noncomedogenic: Look for a moisturizer which is labeled 'hypoallergenic noncomedogenic' and be sure that it is also fragrance free. ...Read more
Skinoren cream - dermovate cream - dermatix how to use them and what is this creams for these creams were given by my dermatologist but he no explain?
Indication?: Skinoren cream contains azelaic acid 20%; Dermovate: Clobetasol is a topical corticosteroid; Dermatix is a Silicone Gel. I suspect these are for acne treatment, but it behooves you to call your dermatologist and get your answers best from the guy who prescribed the therapy and knows your condition. ...Read more
Usually yes: Laser skin resurfacing is often very effective and safe anti-aging and skin rejuvenation treatment. It normally improves the overall skin texture and also will lead to replenishment of the normal collagen and elastic fibers in the skin. A skin care professional or facial plastic surgeon should be able to advise you as to what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm gong to use this cream and scared now I have face full of melisma brown spots and dermatologist suggested me
He has given me to use this cream and?
Why scared?: Why are you scared? It is not likely that your doctor would give you something that may not be good for you. You may check for the chemicals in the cream and Google those chemicals to see what the effects may be. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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