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How to get rid of melasma?

How to get rid of melasma?

Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone over-the-counter remedies are available, but you must be patient and stay out of the sun. A dermatologist can offer stronger treatments. Be sure that this is what you want to do rather than something you think you should do or need to do -- it's your choice. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Mask Of Pregnancy (Definition)

Mask of Pregnancy, or Melasma, is a dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed ...Read more


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How to get rid of hyperpigmentation?

How to get rid of hyperpigmentation?

Difficult!: It is very difficult to get rid of this problem. Where is y our hyperpigmentation? I can only answer on the face... Is your hyperpigmentation from diabetes? So far, hydroquinone is the only FDA approved medical treatment as far as I know. I hope this helps ...Read more

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How to get rid of pigmentation?

How to get rid of pigmentation?

Genetics/DNA: It all depends, but if you want to change your skin completely that is impossible and not a wise endeavor. If you have a blemish then there are some surgical and laser options that a good dermatologist may have ideas and expertise to manage. ...Read more

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How to get rid of freckles?

How to get rid of freckles?

I wouln't try it: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stretchmarks?

How to get rid of stretchmarks?

Stretch marks: It is possible to get rid of stretch marks but it takes some time and is expensive. See what your doctor tells you before you make any decision. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acnes?

How to get rid of acnes?

See your docotor: There is medication to take care of this. Depending on the severity, your skin doctor, will recommend what is best. ...Read more

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How to get rid of wrinkles?

How to get rid of wrinkles?

You don't: Wrinkles can be improved, not "got rid of"- a phrase which has no utility in the world of aesthetic surgery-by means of topical tretinoin, fractional co2 laser, chemical peel, facelift, dermabrasion and other methods. Choice depends on type of wrinkles, finances, "down time" issues and personal preference. Basically, the subject is too complicated for a brief answer. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Antibiotics, B.P.: Antibiotics and benzoyl peroxide have yielded consistently excellent results for more than 50 years. A dermatologist will give you prescriptions for the combination that works best for you. Don't waste your money on herbal nonsense; it doesn't work, and it will only delay resolution and increase your risk of permanent scarring. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Start medications: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Consult physician: For medication, both topical and if necessary oral medication. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Multiple steps: 1. Wash face with mild soap and water 2-3x/day 2. Apply benzoyl peroxide nightly 3. Add or replace with tretinoin topically if benzoyl not working 4. Add topical clindamycin if tretinoin not working 5. Add oral abx if acne spread all over the body (not just face) ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne?

How to get rid of acne?

Acne=infection.: Acne is truly an infection within the pores of the skin, so any effective treatment for acne should initially include both a drying agent (i.e. benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (which could be topical or oral). ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne??

How to get rid of acne??

Scientific Rx: Ignore everything you read on the internet and that people tell you. Acne is unrelated to hygiene and lifestyle and minimally to diet. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician can add medication that will. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples?

How to get rid of pimples?

Start medications: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples?

How to get rid of pimples?

SSee: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples?

How to get rid of pimples?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples?

Scientific Rx: Forget all the pop wisdom. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, prescription-strength rx from your physician can. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that can't be cured but is fairly easy to manage. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples?

How to get rid of pimples?

PMD or dermatologist: There are many different prescription creams for acne. If your acne is severe you may need an oral antibiotic. Both types of medication will take several weeks to become totally effective. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples?

How to get rid of pimples?

Acne Troubles: Acne is the great esteem crusher of adolescence. You can usually keep it under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more