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How To Heal Acne With Borax
Limited help: These products are mostly benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid which are both pretty good for starters. If you have acne on your trunk, or if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician for prescription-strength treatment. It won't touch your scars, and the fact that you have scarring (sorry it was neglected) suggests that probably you'll end up needing prescription-strength rx now. ...Read more
Stop neglecting it: I'm sorry that you've ended up with acne scars, but you're old enough now to take your treatment into your own hands. You need to get with your physician now. Start using a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide and your physician will probably add a systemic antibiotic. If this fails to clear you, Isotretinoin is a serious consideration. Specialists can make scars less visible. Take charge. ...Read more
How much is vitamin C effective on acne scars? How long does it take for them to heal with the vitamin c?
You can: But there will be no benefit. Acne therapy depends on circumstances. A dermatologist will help you. We have very good technology now to help clear acne, mostly by prescriptions. Meanwhile you can try a little BENZOYL PEROXIDE. It can be drying. It can bleach hair and fabrics. Acne is NOT due to food, stress, dirt. It is not an infection. We look at heredity and hormones. ...Read more
As for anyone: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated especially before you go to bed. Your acne scarring needs to be addressed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or filler -- I'm sorry you ended with scars in the first place; all acne is manageable nowadays. ...Read more
Specialist consult: I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated properly and you ended up with these lesions. Trying to bleach hyperpigmented lesions will probably just make things worse. They fade eventually. Scars can be treated by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or a filler. ...Read more
Hi I'm using a face lotion with salicylic acid, clindamycin, and sulfer for my acne. How long will it take to work?
If it's going to: work, you should see some results within 2-4 weeks. (not necessarily gone) Speak to your dermatologist if it's not improving. ...Read more
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
Won't work: I'm sorry somebody told you this. This is a serious chronic disease that is often a grave personal and professional problem. These "pop" remedies are at best adjuncts. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. You owe this to yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more
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 more
Burned skin from Retin A, (tretinoin) will it peel? how long will it take to heal completely? could Betnovate ointment help in healing?
Burned skin Retin A (tretinoin): The concentration of 0.1% retin-A (I was on 0.05% before) is high. The 0.1% is irritating, May induce a red rash (hundreds of tiny little bumps), thick dark scabs, and hyperpigmentation underneath the scabs (looks similar to lentigines). I think the dark scabs are chemical burns? They're around my eyes and mouth. Stop for now the retin-A for now, go back to the 0.05%? If you are having this kind of result, yes, stop the product! Make an appointment with your prescribing physician to evaluate your reaction and determine what should be done. But yes, STOP using it and don't use anything else before you see your doctor. ...Read more
See below: Retin-a mirco does not treat acne scarring. It can help prevent new acne scars by preventing serious breakout as part of an acne treatment regimen. Some patients (especially those with darker skin tones) can develop dark spots from acne lesions. These are not actually scars and Retin-A can help improve them over the course of many months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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