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How To Get Rid Of Acne On Back And Chest
How do I get rid of acne on my back and chest and the dark spots too. Also I have stretch marks that i would like to get rid of?
How do I get rid of acne scars in my forehead and pimples on my chest? I always had clear skin but for the past 4 months I've been getting breakouts
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 more
The skin tone on my stomach, chest, neck, and lower back is uneven. Occassionally bumps similar to pimples will appear too. I have a history with eczema. What can I do to get rid of this ?
See Your Doctor: Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition; causes dry, itchy areas; treated with topical steroids, moisturizers & more. Once the eczema clears, involved skin may become lighter due to loss of pigmentation. Return of pigmentation can takes wks to yrs. Treatment involves watchful waiting while using cosmetic cover-ups, laser, & more. Pimples sound unrelated; visual exam is needed. See your doctor. ...Read more
Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk usually does not respond completely to topicals such as benzoyl peroxide. Your physician needs to see you and can write for a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline which might in a low dose be enough to manage you. If not, Isotretinoin is a consideration. ...Read more
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CANNOT TELL BECAUSE I CANNOT SEE THEM!
HAVE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST LOOK AT THEM.
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How do you get rid of acne and acne scars. I also have blackheads on my arms and pimples on my back and neck too. I need a treatment that works fast?
What can I use that will get rid of the pimples on my back and the dark spots from acne on my back? Im light complected & the dark marks show up pretty well & I don't wear tank tops because of that
Retin A (tretinoin): Retin a (tretinoin) is a prescription. The generic, tretoin, is the same but costs less. Tretinoin gel should be obtained in the largest size. Apply a very small amount every night. At first it may be irritating & drying, so you may skip a night sometimes. It is less irritating if you wait 20 minutes after washing. Expect improvement after 3 months, then continue for at least a year. Frustrating, but it tak. ...Read more
Acne: The important issue with acne pimples is to avoid scratching them as it will lead to more scarring . Skin care and treatment of the pimples will be first port of call . May include use of topical retinoids or antibiotics like doxycycline etc. existing scars are difficult to treat and may need some cosmetic treatment like needleing or laser or dermal fillers etc , depending on the site of the scar ...Read more
I have oily skin and prone to pimples all over my body. How do I get rid off acne scars from years ago on my back and legs?
Acne: Acne happens for many reasons--some unknown. There are so many great treatment options for acne. Many people are helped by otc (drug store) products. Your doctor will know of a good prescription treatment that will likely be faster and more effective than the otc things. She/he needs to see it to help you as quickly as possible. ...Read more
Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk doesn't respond well to topical therapy though some may be offered as an adjunct. Your physician may offer you a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. If you're not satisfied in a month, consider accutane. It's not cheap, pleasant, or without risks, but it may well be worth it. ...Read more
Can you tell me what could I do to get rid of acne on my chest and shoulder/back . Something that will work fast?
Get serious: You're going to need your physician's prescription-strength medication, as topical treatment is almost never sufficient when it's on your trunk. A combination of systemic tetracycline and topical benzoyl peroxide may clear you, or if you're a woman who can take the oral contraceptive pill, this may work like magic. Isotretinoin is for tough cases and isn't for the faint-herated. ...Read more
Can anyone tell me what can I do to get rid of acne on my chest and shoulder/back? What's something that will work fast?
This is serious: You're going to need prescription-strength Rx. No 'pop' or over-the-counter medications will work adequately. Get with your personal physician. And it won't be easy, pleasant, or fast. But there are medications that will work, and in the 21st century, you owe it to yourself to be clear of this chronic but manageable, non-lifestyle-related disease. ...Read more
How do you get rid of acne scars ? I have a couple on my chest but most of them are on my upper back and shoulders & i had since i was maybe 13 or 14
Manage the acne: I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated as it should have been. Nothing you do will change the scars, but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can treat it with a filler, laser, or microsurgery. It's your call whether you want the repairs done. If you're not acne-free now, use benzoyl peroxide and if your trunk's still involved you'll need prescription Rx from your doctor, perhaps spironolactone. ...Read more
Serious Rx: You'll need both a topical agent such as topical benzoyl peroxide and prescription-strength Rx from your physician, probably a systemic antibiotic for a few months. If you are offered isotretinoin, most folks are very happy with this choice but it's not for the faint-hearted. If you're female, there are other options. Best wishes. ...Read more
Prescription Rx: Acne cant' be cured, but remits on its own eventually. No over-the-counter remedy will effectively treat back or chest acne. Apply topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and make an appointment your physician. A few months on a systemic antibiotic may be enough, or if you are offered Isotretinoin and you're brave, consider taking it. ...Read more
Serious Rx: You can't do it on your own, and home remedies and topical benzoyl peroxide probably won't touch it. Your physician can probably clear you in about two weeks with a systemic antibiotic that's right for you, perhaps tetracycline 500 2x/day. If this fails and you're offered isotretinoin, accept it. ...Read more
Under breast problem: This sounds like intertrigo, which is especially prevalent in women with large breasts. Avoiding irritation is helpful- keeping the area clean and dry, keeping padding between the chest and breast, using an anti-fungal cream if there is a whitish discharge, and losing weight to reduce the amount of tissue in the breast and abdomen. In some patients, breast reduction is required to reduce contact. ...Read more
You may not be able to get rid of everything, but wearing well fitting bras and using starch or similar powders after showers, will keep the area dry and in better hygiene.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
I can't get rid of by bad back and chest acne. Do the same face acne creams work on the back/chest?
Yes: A lotion or spray may be better vehicle for large areas. ...Read more