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How Long Before I See A Visible Result From Using My Acne Medications
Depends: Usually two weeks at the minimum if your are very particular about doing all the treatments consistently. Also depends on the severity of the acne, when you started and which treatment or treatments you use. It can take many months at times to slow down acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed tactupump for cystic acne to take for a couple months. Can I get chemical peels while using tactupump or how long should I wait?
How long does the initial breakout last with tretinoin, i'm using it and getting zits in places I have never before ?
Be patients: Your acne probably will get worse (red, scaling skin and an increase in acne sores) during the first 7-10 days that you use this medication. Nevertheless, continue to use it; the acne sores should disappear. Usually 2-3 weeks (and sometimes more than 6 weeks) of regular use of tretinoin is required before improvement is seen. Address concerns to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long differin (adapalene) cream clear from your system? using it to apply on my face for 3 weeks? After I had sex, I stop. Is it affect if I get pregnant?
Half life is 17 hrs: So it can be cleared from your system in a day or two, and it is category C with pregnancy, meaning don't use it unless benefit clearly outweighs risk, differin (adapalene) in particular is a retenoid, when taken orally is completely contraindicated with pregnancy, please check with your doctor/obstetrician all medicines you're on or plan to use while pregnant, goodluck ...Read more
I used Accutane for 1year, it worked, i stopped and the acne came back 1 year after. How long do I have to be on it for the results to be permanent?
Function of age: The recurrence of your acne is more likely because you are not entirely through puberty and still having fluctuations in hormonal levels, causing excessive secretions and plugging of pores. The Accutane effect held on for a while after stopping it, but then with no treatment recurred. Usually for females hormonal fluctuation should resolve by mid-20's, so you may need intervention a few years yet. ...Read more
How long before getting a facial or chemical peel should I stop using renin-a? I am using retin-a for acne but would like to get a facial. Do i need to be off of retin-a for any amount of time?
It : It depends what type of facial or chemical peel you are talking about, but in general i typically recommend that patients stop Retin-A a few days prior to their chemical peel. Again, it depends on the depth and type of peel so i would discuss with your dermatologist. Read more about the vitalize chemical peels i find to be very helpful at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
How can I get rid of hypigmentation scars? I'm using hydroquinone prescribed by a dermatologist but it doesn't work. I have been having this for 5 years with no difference.
Hyperpigmented scars: Might be a hypertrophic/keloid scar? Best to seek other MD opinions>>>>>>> ...Read more
I have been on doxycycline and finacea (rosacea bumps) for 2 and a half weeks. When can I expect to see results?
Probably acne: If it is acne rather than rosacea, response to Doxycycline for adult females is poor, only 10% respond. When they do respond it is in 2-3 months. Response with rosacea is rapid: 1-2 weeks of 50mg a day. You may find that the most effective remedy for you is spironolactone, probably 100mg a day. At your age acne is much more common than rosacea. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
I was using kojic acid soap but haven't for a week and don't plan on using anymore, I had a reaction. How long until I can go in the sun again? I'm 21
I used Retina A for anti-ageing for several years and found it thinned my skin. Can I keep using it or how long should I have a break?
A few months: Every skin responds differently to chemicals applied over it. There is old debate about retinoids usefulness in treatment of wrinkles. See the pros and cons in the link attached. ...Read more
How do I remove a black scar happened as a result of burn from first level and it's on my chin, I tried meboscar cream but it didn't work out for me.
Need expert advice. After tanning i notice i developed dryness on my cheeks as well as pimples. How to get rid of this?
I've been suffering from pimple problems since a long time. I have a combination skin type and I get breakouts often. Need a solution to this.
I have a bad skin fungal infection for about a month, barely started medicating correcly. How long will it clear up, and what meds most effective?
Depends: If the fungal infection is tinea - like ringworm and it has been there for a month then the best treatment would likely be topical terbinafine AND oral terbinafine for at least 14 days. If it is in the scalp then treatment takes longer. If it is more of a yeast infection - like jock itch - then fluconazole might be more effective. That would be treated for 2 - 10 days depending on severity. ...Read more
I have burnt my eyes' orbital areas with dettol and now developed a scar .since 15 days I am using mederma cream.What do you suggest Sir and how long will it take?
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