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Are these products used to treat acne? - ROC correction serum & Bioderma sebium global?

Are these products used to treat acne? - ROC correction serum & Bioderma sebium global?

Not best choices: The first is overpriced hyped retinol. Bioderma has salicylic acid that may work. Both compounds have some use in some acne preparations, but if you're serious about managing acne, start with some topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, and ask your physician if you need something more. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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I was taking a acne treatment. I had been prescribed lot of pills (isotroin-20), serums (vc-15). My skin goes dark in sun if I do not cover my face.

I was taking a acne treatment. I had been prescribed lot of pills (isotroin-20), serums (vc-15). My skin goes dark in sun if I do not cover my face.

What's your question: You're on Isotretinoin which is the strongest acne medication and will prevent further scarring. The vitamin topical application probably won't hurt. You'll do well to use a heavy sunscreen especially while you're on isotretinoin. Please do not try to bleach your skin with hydroquinone; you'll end up disfiguring yourself. Don't worry about your skin being dark; it's fine. ...Read more

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How useful would using mario badescu ascorbic acid (vitamin c ) serum be to red blemishesh caused by acne ? . What would it do and how long to fade

How useful would using mario badescu  ascorbic acid (vitamin c )  serum be to red blemishesh caused by acne ? . What would it do and how long to fade

Get scientific Rx: Stop wasting money on overpriced trademark stuff and get serious about managing your acne. If you're not clear after two weeks using benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, pick up the phone and call your physician like the adult that you will soon be. The red stuff will fade in a few weeks. Your real concern is to stop the new stuff from forming. ...Read more

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Do you recommend scaraway scar diminishing serum for acne scars on face ? I have one slightly depressed scar. I know scars can't be fully healed

Do you recommend scaraway scar diminishing serum for acne scars on face ? I have one  slightly depressed scar. I know scars can't be fully healed

Not likely to help: Scar away is not likely to help with an indented scar. This type of treatment is usually only helpful to help scars fade in redness or sometimes for hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Im 23 pregnant and was wondering can I use this serum on my face to spot treat my acne marks it has hydroquinone and retinyl propionate?

Im 23 pregnant and was wondering can I use this serum on my face to spot treat my acne marks it has hydroquinone and retinyl propionate?

No: Retinol derivatives, like retinyl propionate, are recommended against for use during pregnancy due to the possibility of birth defects in similar compounds. It is best to avoid these types of creams and use something different while pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more