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How To Clear Facial Acne
A few 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
Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxde as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related, serious illness that can keep you from getting the job that you want. It needs to be managed until it remits on its own. Ignore all "pop" advice about diet, home cures and so forth. ...Read more
Soaps do not help: Acne is a disease of the oil-producing glands of the face, but removing the oils does not cure acne. Regular washing with a benzoyl peroxide-containing cleanser will help dry your face, but will not cure the underlying problem. You need to consult with a dermatologist who can prescribe a program which should help your acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No they won't: If you've already got scarring from acne, then your disease -- which is chronic, serious, and non-lifestyle-related -- wasn't managed as it should have been. You have my sympathy. If benzoyl peroxide fails, a scientific physician can clear it up in a short time. This is the 21st century. Please get seen. A dermatologist can deal with the scars later. ...Read more
Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. The treatment program and costs vary with the extent of the scarring and number of treatments required. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to check out your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: All acne can be managed and i'm sorry you ended up with scars. With a history of scarring, make an appointment now with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment and until then begin with topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day; your doctor's rx will probably be in addition. Scars are managed today with lasers, microsurgery or filler; some hollywood leads keep their to look "tough". ...Read more
Eds and facial acne, what are treatment to clear and prevent and help with my scars, i am very insecure these days.
Spironolactone: EDS= Ehlers-Danlos??? Acne in adult women is a hormone-driven condition. It is related to birth control and menstrual cycles. Not related to collagen defect. By far the best and easiest and cheapest remedy is spironolactone at 25 to 200mg a day as a single dose. It reduces the effects of androgens [male hormones] on oil glands. Not to use if pregnant or in kidney failure. ...Read more
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