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Will clindamycin lotion help with my acne? And about how long should it take to notice a difference?

Will clindamycin lotion help with my acne? And about how long should it take to notice a difference?

May help: Clindamycin, in topical or oral forms, is often used in a treatment regimen for acne. People often see some improvement within a couple of weeks, but often experience a flare after about a month of treatment. After this initial flare, the complexion should remain clear if the treatment is right for you. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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How long does it take for mild acne marks to fade on its own?

How long does it take for mild acne marks to fade on its own?

Some stay: Many acne scars, stains and red marks are in for the long haul. People get skin resurfacing and laser skin care to address these troublesome issues. Avoid picking at all costs because it causes more problems. See your kedspa doctor for solutions that help resolve your skin marks. ...Read more

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I want to do the surgery that removes the old acnes and i like to know how long it takes to heal, how long the surgery is, and how much it costs.

I want to do the surgery that removes the old acnes and i like to know how long it takes to heal, how long the surgery is, and how much it costs.

Multiple treatments: Acne scars are difficult a deep chemical peel can cost from 600 to 1000 depending on location. Resurfacing lasers can cost a few hundred to a few thousand dollars and require about a week of downtime and several weeks of red appearing cheeks.
I would suggest a good board certified dermatologist who performs these type of procedures above a non medical " medi spa" ...Read more

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How long does doxcycline take to clear acne ?

How long does doxcycline take to clear acne ?

Minimum 2 weeks: From 2 weeks to months depending on many factors including age, tanner score, hygiene. Adherence to dosing, use of topicals, cycles if female, . ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne marks to clear?

How long does it take for acne marks to clear?

Depends: On the type of acne and severity. If it is mild, simple few comedons, then few weeks. If recalcitrant, nodular, cystic , severe and many, then months. Also the dermatologist may help you to get rid of these mark soon. For acne please see http://doctorrajput.Com. ...Read more

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How long does it take for smoker's acne to be relieved?

How long does it take for smoker's acne to be relieved?

4 wks with skin care: It will usually take about a minimum of 4 weeks for the acute effects of tobacco intake to subside with some cutaneous changes being irreversible. Medication and skin care will help as well. ...Read more

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How long does it take for brown post acne marks to fade?

How long does it take for brown post acne marks to fade?

About 2 months: The scar matures and the iron pigment, if any, disperses. It's critical that you understand that acne is a chronic, incurable disease that eventually remits as you get older, and that is can be managed by you in collaboration with your physician. If 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for acne to clear up?

May be decades: The good news is that it is manageable with 21st century medications, and it's your right if you are an adult, your duty to a young person for whom you are responsible. I was able to stop taking systemic tetracycline when i was about 50. Any physician is able to offer effective treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne red marks to fade on its own?

How long does it take for acne red marks to fade on its own?

Depends: If there is no new active pimple occurring in the same area, the old red marks should go away in weeks if not days. But if repeat episodes of pimple "attacking" the same regions, the red marks are going to last a long time, sometimes turning into dark brown marks(or "black" in colored skin). ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for clinique acne solution to show the full effects?

How long is it supposed to it take for clinique acne solution to show the full effects?

Salicylic acid: This might work against your acne but is unlikely to clear you unless you have a very mild case. Get with your physician if you still have it after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take before i notice results with my acne clearing up?

Give it two weeks: It's usually clear enough after two weeks whether a particular treatment is going to work. All acne can be managed using today's scientific treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take 50mg of zinc a day without any effects (long term or otherwise)? I'm nearly 21yrs old and I take it for acne trouble.

Can I take 50mg of zinc a day without any effects (long term or otherwise)? I'm nearly 21yrs old and I take it for acne trouble.

Zinc for acne: According to the online version of the merck manual for medical professionals "…the recommended upper limit for zinc intake is 40 mg/day. Toxicity is rare. Ingesting doses of elemental zinc ranging from 100 to 150 mg/day for prolonged periods interferes with copper metabolism and causes low blood copper levels, RBC microcytosis, neutropenia, and impaired immunity…." best to lower your dose. ...Read more

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I've been taking tetracylsal for acne the past two weeks, my boyfriend and I are wanting to try for a baby, how long does it take tablets to leave sys?

I've been taking tetracylsal for acne the past two weeks, my boyfriend and I are wanting to try for a baby, how long does it take tablets to leave sys?

About 20-24 hours: The half life of the medicine is 10 hours,so only 1/2 of a dose taken at noon would be out of the system by 10 PM and the remaining would gradually be metabolized or excreted in the next 10 or so hours. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to outgrow puberty acne?

Please tell me how long it takes for to outgrow puberty acne?

Usually: Gets better as puberty resolves, but some people have acne problems for life. See a good dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Azithromycin-500mg 3 months long for acne ?

Is it okay to take Azithromycin-500mg 3 months long for acne ?

Not typical: I have not heard of zithromax as an option to treat acne systemically. Usually doxycycline, minocycline or cephalosporins are used for daily systemic anitbiotic treatment. Check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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On average, how long will acne medication take to work?

Give it two weeks: If you're not seeing good results by this time, get back with your physician. If you have been given a different interval to wait, trust your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long do the minocycline pills take to clear my acne?

How long do the minocycline pills take to clear my acne?

DependsAnswerDepends: For some people they work and others not at all. If give them a couple of months befor giving up. You must remember the pills alone will never work if you do not have strict hygeine! ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take an acne cyst to go away?

2-3 menstrual cycles: It varies but usually over 2 or 3 menstrual cycles. Your doctor may elect watchful waiting to see if the cyst would resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does dianette take to clear up acne?

Can you tell me how long does dianette take to clear up acne?

Acne treatment: This is confusing, you are 45 years old and live in South Carolina? thats hard to believe since most 45 year olds are not on birth control for Acne break outs and Diannete is banned in France, Canada and U.S. How can we help you if you wont even provide the minimal information we need. Talk to your doctor where ever you are. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take acne cysts to go away on their own?

How long is it supposed to it take acne cysts to go away on their own?

Get seen: It won't self-cure. Cystic acne is a life-ruiner for anyone who suffers from it, and it is abuse not to get it treated. A physician may make a trial of topical treatment plus a systemic antibiotic, but it will usually require a medicine such as Accutane which only a dermatologist can prescribe. Scarring from cystic acne can be brutal but can be made less conspicuous, again by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long do oral acne medications take before you see some improvement?

How long do oral acne medications take before you see some improvement?

About two weeks: Hang in there. If you don't see success with one, your physician has other choices. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for oxytetracycline acne tablets to begin to work?

How long does it take for oxytetracycline acne tablets to begin to work?

They may not: Be sure not to take them with milk or antacids. Effects are obvious obvious within 2 weeks at a fair dosage. If they fail, there are other medicines to try. You may want to add a topical agent such as Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is deriva a good medicine for acne..How long will it take to cure my acne?

Is deriva a good medicine for acne..How long will it take to cure my acne?

1. Yes. 2. A while: Deriva is adapalene, which is a retinoid and is good treatment for typical acne. It can be uses alone if a patient improves a lot with it. It can also be used with other gels or creams. As for how long... Improvement is in weeks to months, and cure is in months to years. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the Proactiv acne solution to help your acne go away?

Maybe never: Prescription stuff works much better and even in our loony health care system should be cheap enough. I start with topical clindamycin, with a topical retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads, moving to systemic antibiotics as appropriate if these prove insufficient. This is the 21st century and you deserve better than a labor-intensive benzoyl peroxide kit. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after starting to use an acne medication will it start to take effect?

Less than two weeks: This has been my experience. Over-the-counter stuff seldom helps much. With today's prescription meds -- the biggest guns are available only to dermatologists -- no one need has problems with this troublesome condition. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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