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Doctor insights on: How To Treat Acne Blackheads

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How to treat blackheads/whiteheads?

How to treat blackheads/whiteheads?

Acne tx: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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How to treat acne?

How to treat acne?

Some options . . .: 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 treat acne?

How to treat acne?

Varies: I try to tailor treatments to the individual. Benzoyl peroxide wash or creams help if you can tolerate them. In the office, i will almost always use a topical retinoid as it prevents the early plugging of the pilosebaceous ostia which leads to visible ace bumps. Some cases require oral antibiotics or even isotretinoin. There is evidence that hormones in dairy can play a role - avoiding dairy can h. ...Read more

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How to treat acne?

How to treat acne?

Some options...: 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 treat acnes?

How to treat acnes?

Some options...: 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 treat acne, blackheads, oil, scarring?

How to treat acne, blackheads, oil, scarring?

Daily care + diet: Acne can be the result of different hormone imbalances. Medicines that help to stabilize the hormones of teenagers and of peri menopausal women have the same mechanism and can be considered. Excessive oil can lead to acne and may be diet related. Blackheads can result from constricted pores with dirt present and can be diminished by warmth when cleansing. Scarring increases with inflammation. ...Read more

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Best way to treat comedonal acne?

Best way to treat comedonal acne?

Retinoic acids: If these are a lot of comedones, it may be helpful to use a topical retinoic acid derivative rather than benzoyl peroxide as the first treatment. If this doesn't clear you, your physician can try various prescription-strength treatments. ...Read more

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How to treat "acne keloidalis" ?

How to treat "acne keloidalis" ?

Ongoing or scarred?: Acne keloidalis nuchae is a condition in which firm papules appear on the back of the neck right around the hairline. It is not easy to treat. I think the most important thing is to determine if you are still developing new lesions or are talking about treating the scars that this condition leaves. Appropriate treatment depends on the answer to that question. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne and acne scars fast?

Control acne: Good medical therapy is the main stay of acne, scarring is more complex...Options include peels, derm abrasion ( painful).. Laser skin resurfacing. ...Read more

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How to treat acne scars ?

How to treat acne scars ?

Scar: Depending how deep, a lot of dermatologists are offering laser treatments to help with acne scarring. Sometimes bleaching creams and peels are used for hyper pigmentation. Unfortunately, most of these therapies are considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance but they can really help. ...Read more

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How to treat hormonal acne?

How to treat hormonal acne?

Rx: The two ways to approach this are with a medicine called spironolactone which has antiandrogenic effects or with certain oral contraceptive pills like ortho-tricyclen. Spironolactone is often the better choice for adult women. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne and pimples?

How can I effectively treat acne and pimples?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

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 more

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How to cure acne scars?

How to cure acne scars?

First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more

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How to treat acne overnughy?

How to treat acne overnughy?

You can start: You're not going to make your acne disappear overnight even in this era of quick-fixes. If you have only a week before the prom, get with your personal physician and perhaps a combination of a topical agent (i prefer benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (topical or systemic) may make you look better. You're big enough to be caring for yourself long-term, day by day. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne scars and general acne?

How can I effectively treat acne scars and general acne?

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 more

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How do you treat acne scars naturally?

How do you treat acne scars naturally?

Cannot: some type or cream such as a presription retinoid or even better is a fractionated laser procedure. The laser will help but not eliminate the scars. ...Read more

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How best can I treat acne and pimples?

How best can I treat acne and pimples?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. All "home" / "pop" / "natural" remedies are adjuncts only. Depending on severity, it may be possible to clear you with a bit of topical clindamycin, or you may require Isotretinoin which isn't for the faint-hearted but works well. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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