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How To Treat Pimples On Face
Quite a few 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) 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 help. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may use Accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne or other: Red spots due to small blood vessels under the skin are usually treated with a laser. Red spots due to inflammation may represent rosacea and is treated with topicalmedicines. It is impossible to know without seeing the spots as many other conditions are possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Acne remedies: There are many possible ways to treat acne correctly. It is a step treatment including:1. Skin hygiene 2. Antibacterials 3. Retinols 4. Photodynamic therapy 5. Laser .6. Tretinoins in mix and match combinations, and oral contraceptives. If you have severe acne , please see a competent dermatologist before getting scarred. ...Read more
Leave them alone: 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
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
Scientific Rx: If only on the face, a good start is benzoyl peroxide, if not clear in 2 weeks, add prescription topical clindamycin, plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. If still not satisfactory, add a systemic antibiotic that's right for you, this will usually clear you up. Good luck. ...Read more
Pimples: are an unfortunate part of being a teen-ager. If you are older than that please see a dermatologist. A teen-ager can see one also. Be sure to keep skin clean, avoid make up that is not hypoallergenic and avoid trans fats as found in junk food. Do not use any skin lotion containing alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Many things: Acne can be caused by hormonal fluctuations, stress, friction. Using good skin care products that help exfoliate the skin, peels can help with more superficial acne, but if more moderate to severe, you will need lasers. If there is active acne, ala and light treatments can stop that. Scarring is treated with pixel lasers very effectively. ...Read more
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
Scientific Rx: Glad you're seeking treatment. If a few weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide isn't a great success, your physician may add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin. If your acne is only on your face, you're less likely to need to move onto a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 mg 2x/day, but perhaps this is in your future. Dermatologists have the big guns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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