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Internal Acne Treatment
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
Great idea: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Ignore all the "pop" advice and directions. If your acne is severe or on your trunk, call your physician now. Acne needs to be managed until it self-cures. Best wishes. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide, in a strength and frequency you can tolerate, hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add a prescription-strength rx for you. If the softer stuff fails, and you're offered isotretinoin, try it if you're brave enough. Best wishes. ...Read more
Acnes : can I have n-light treatment before starting my roaccutane for acnes? I was told i can not get n-light treatment after taking accutane?
Blu Light for Acne: You'll want to goggle dermatologists in your area to find someone who offers blu light therapy. Blu-u® has a high-intensity, narrow-band blue light that kills the propionibacterium acnes bacteria responsible for causing acne in skin. It can be a useful alternative to oral antibiotics. More info at http://www.Skin-vein.Com/cosmetic-dermatology/blu-u-light-therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My recommendations: There are many factors that contribute to acne breakouts. What i recommend to my patients: hormonal imbalance needs to be addressed; daily use a clarisonic device to deep clean pores with glycolic acid cleanser, glycolic acid topical for exfoliation, a retinoid (my favorite is retrinal) for it's anti-acne & anti-aging effects, and a good sunscreen. Azaleic acid can also be helpful for adult acne. ...Read more
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