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How Do I Get Rid Of Acne And Scaring
Time...: For starters go and see a good dermatologist; he/she will put you on a good skin regimen(i like tea tree scrubs and oatmeal soaps for starters) and you'll need to know what type of skin you actually have. Then all you have to do is wait; which may be the hardest part. If you have already scarred this may be more problematic; but there are certain medicines and treatments to address this too :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
No easy answers: I hope your acne is now under control. Removing the scars -- if that is your wish, and you have a choice -- can't be accomplished except by a specialist dermatologist, who can offer you several options. I'm sorry you got the scars in the first place, and i wish you luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Getting rid of acne: I tell my patients that the best one can hope for is acne control. True there are those with teenage acne that resolves in adulthood. There are also those who continue to get acne well into adulthood. Combination therapy aimed at reducing oil production, increasing skin cell turnover, reducing inflammation and controlling infection is best. Chemical peels, laser and light treatments also help. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide does not work, get with your physician. It is likely you'll get topical clindamycin, perhaps also with a topical retinoic acid derivative. If after another few weeks you are not clear, or have trunk acne now, a good next step for a man is tetracycline 500 2x/day. If not sufficient or cystic acne present, it's accutane. Good luck. ...Read more
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