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What kind of cosmetics can an acne patient use?

What kind of cosmetics can an acne patient use?

Exfoliants: Products containing salicylic (beta hydroxy) acids or Alpha hydroxy acids help acne skin. This may be in the form of face washes or leave-on products (generally at a lower concentration). Also, benzoyl peroxide washes functions to reduce oil gland production and p.Acnes bacteria build-up, thought to exacerbate acne. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Cosmetics (Definition)

Cosmetics is a topic that includes the appearance-enhancing techniques that beauticians do, plus the medical equipment (such as lasers) and procedures available for decreasing or removing skin discolorations, minor birthmarks, freckles, wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, scars, body ...Read more


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Could cosmetics cause acne?

Could cosmetics cause acne?

Yes: Use non-comedogenic products that won't cause clogged pores. ...Read more

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What cosmetics should I be using if I have severe acne?

What cosmetics should I be using if I have severe acne?

Acne and cosmetics: Best to use non-oil based products to reduce / prevent pore clogging which will make acne worse. ...Read more

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What are the best cosmetics to use for acne?

What are the best cosmetics to use for acne?

Acne: Mineral based makeup and cosmetics labelled non comedogenic are best suited for those with acne prone skin. ...Read more

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Hi docs! Wondering what acne methods have worked for your patients?

The scientific stuff: Topical benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinoic acid derivatives, topical clindamycin, systemic tetracyclines, systemic erythromycin, topical spironolactone, the oral contraceptive pill, isotretinoin, lasers. Don't ask for personal anecdotes -- this is the era of evidence-based medicine. Your personal physican's your best guide. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does zithrox 500mg eliminate cosmetic acne? I applied compact and suffering from small acne all over my face please help

Does zithrox 500mg eliminate cosmetic acne? I applied compact and suffering from small acne all over my face please help

Stop the cosmetics: Some cosmetics are so called "comedogenic" or acne-causing, because they can clog up the pores/hair follicles resulting the acne. Antibiotic such as zithromax may help if it is severe, but the best treatment is stopping that specific cosmetic product. I would say that your acne should be better in about 2 wks after stopping it--no need to add chemicals into your body. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have one big dark acne mark. I want to cover it. I don't have cosmetics to cover that scare. How can I cover it using easily available things?

I have one big dark acne mark. I want to cover it. I don't have cosmetics to cover that scare. How can I cover it using easily available things?

Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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How much cumulative isotretinoin would u prescribe a patient with mild to moderate acne? Is it 120mg/kg like for severe acne or less?

How much cumulative isotretinoin would u prescribe a patient with mild to moderate acne? Is it 120mg/kg like for severe acne or less?

Accutane dose: The recommended dosage range for Accutane is 0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg/day given in two divided doses with food for 15 to 20 weeks. In studies comparing 0.1, 0.5, and 1.0 mg/kg/day, 8 it was found that all dosages provided initial clearing of disease, but there was a greater need for retreatment with the lower dosages. During treatment, the dose may be adjusted according to response of the disease and/or the appearance of clinical side effects ...Read more

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I'm first time patient and I am coming in next week for acne problems my question is should I come with make up on my face for a better emanation?

I'm first time patient and I am coming in next week for acne problems my question is should I come with make up on my face for a better emanation?

No: If you go with makeup you may need to wash it off when you get there. Bring with you all the things you have tried so far, all your meds, all your vitamins, any pills of any kind. Bring all your soaps & creams. ...Read more

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My girlfriend had an acne... She tried vitamins, cosmetic, and lots of stuff. Then I gave her sylimarine and the acne was gone. How is that possible?

My girlfriend had an acne... She tried vitamins, cosmetic, and lots of stuff. Then I gave her sylimarine and the acne was gone. How is that possible?

Sylimarin & Acne: Acne is typically caused by bacteria producing infection and inflammation in the skin, feeding on toxins, metabolic wastes, and oils the liver is not properly processing. Sylimarin is a liver detoxifier. So if the first statement is true, then your girlfriend benefit from these properties. I am not endorsing its use, only providing the explanation. ...Read more

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Can acne patient use make up?

Can acne patient use make up?

YES: The thing to remember, however, is the face must be CLEANED thoroughly after make-up is removed since acne is made worse if skin pores are "plugged" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What should be the prohibited diet for a patient whose face is full of acne and blisters?

What should be the prohibited diet for a patient whose face is full of acne and blisters?

See a dermatologist: There is no credible evidence that any specific diet will help acne, although large quantities of dairy products and foods containing iodine will sometimes make acne worse. But if you have acne and blisters, that is unusual. I would strongly suggest that you see a dermatologist and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Is long-term remission more likely for Accutane patients with milder acne? (assuming the same cumulative dose is taken)

Is long-term remission more likely for Accutane patients with milder acne? (assuming the same cumulative dose is taken)

Not necessarily: What we have found with meds is your genetic make up affects the way it works. I have had many patients clear permanently after one course. Women tend to have more resistant acne. ...Read more

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Is long-term remission from Accutane more likely on patients with milder acne as opposed to severe acne? (assuming the same cumulative dose is taken)

Is long-term remission from Accutane more likely on patients with milder acne as opposed to severe acne? (assuming the same cumulative dose is taken)

One moment....: Accutane is best reserved for severe / deep / cystic acne, as it's unpleasant and there are some risks. I usually see good results with systemic antibiotics & topical therapy for the milder stuff. However, it's extremely effective, and a long-term remission is the rule. Being a teen / young adult is rough enough without acne, and I believe it's well worth as many courses as you actually need. ...Read more

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Hello. A combination of acne vulgaris and rosacea... What does it mean?? Is it really bad??? How to really treat it.? And should I not use cosmetics?

Hello. A combination of acne vulgaris and rosacea... What does it mean?? Is it really bad??? How to really treat it.? And should I not use cosmetics?

Seems a concern: Without an actual exam, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person. Specifically, they both look like oily skin, w. big pores overlap in appearance, clogging pores bad for both. There isn't as good treatment for rosacea. Benzoyl peroxide and/or antibiotic cremes might be for both, better for acne ...Read more

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What cosmetic procedure should I undergo to remove acne scars?

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What cosmetic procedure should I undergo to remove acne scars?

acne scars: There are many laser and non laser techniques to treat acne scars. These include subscisssion, tea crosshatching, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and other non laser techniques. In addition., lasers include smooth beam, pixel, fraxel, other erbium, co2, and other lasers. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more