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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
Medication: Medication is the key. If topical benzoyl peroxide had not cleared junior in two weeks, please get him to a scientific physician. Don't blame him for his illness -- it's impossible for many victims not to touch the lesions and it's not caused by poor hygiene. If an antiobiotic, retinoic acid derivative and/or spironolactone don't clear him, or if scarring's already begin, Isotretinoin may be best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prevention: By keeping acne under control in your teen years, you can minimize future scarring. Now we have much better treatment options for this, such as levulan. Once the scars are established, they are more difficult to treat, and may require laser, chemical peel, subcision, or a number of other therapies. ...Read more
Clear up your skin: the best way to prevent acne scars is to not develop acne cysts since these are more likely to scar. If you have acne cysts I would see a dermatologist as soon as possible so you can be treated and prevent scarring. You may need oral antibiotics and a topical retinoids ...Read more
Prevention: If you can't controll your compulsion to pick ask your doctor for medications that will prevent that compulsive habit. Preventing the acne breakouts requires joint management between you and your physician. Medication and laser skin care helps tremendously with shutting down inflamed oil glands, cleaning pores, and scar treatment. Co2 laser is helpful to treat acne scars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser and topicals: Fractional laser resurfacing will be a good way for you to be able to regain normal skin texture and contor following acne scar. In terms of preventing recurrence, daily topicals using a medical grade set of skincare products as well as possibly laser acne therapy depending on the type of nature of your acne will be the chick really helpful as well. ...Read more
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