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What are some natural ways to clear acne?

What are some natural ways to clear acne?

Forgive my frankness: Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related, chronic disease that is a serious personal and professional liability if it is not managed until it remits on its own. The benzoyl peroxide that's the mainstay of initial treatment is derived from nature, the retinoic acid derivatives are vitamin a analogues, and the antibiotics are nature's gifts. They're what works. Take advantage of them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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


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Natural ways to cure pimples?

Natural ways to cure pimples?

Get real Rx: Thanks for writing and please forgive my frankness. Someone may have told you that "natural is better". In the case of acne -- as, sadly, for most illnesses -- this is mostly disinformation. If this has guided your thinking and prevented you from seeking scientific treatment for acne (which is very manageable today) & led to your being scarred, i'm sorry & hope you'll reconsider. ...Read more

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What are some ways to naturally clear facial acne?

What are some ways to naturally clear facial acne?

Less stress: When you get aged, there is decreased level of male hormone which make acne worse as well. Stress, uv exposure and picking with dirty hands can make the acne worse. ...Read more

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Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

No such thing: I'm sorry, Heather. If you have acne scars because your family didn't allow you to be treated by a scientific physician out of superstitious preference for "natural medicine", you have my deepest sympathy. An evidence-based dermatologist or plastic surgeon can offer you treatment with laser, microsurgery, and/or fillers. Nothing you do alone, or anything you can buy from an herbalist, will help. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to help pimples, acne, and blackheads?

What are some natural ways to help pimples, acne, and blackheads?

Retinoic acid: Especially if there are a lot of blackheads, a retinoic acid product that your physician can offer may be your best choice. Herbs and home remedies will fail. But retinoid acid is boosted-up vitamin a -- a great gift from mother nature. Surely this is okay to use if you believe that "natural is better." best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Are there natural ways to reduce acne scars?

No: Forgive my frankness. I'm sorry you have acne scars in the first place, and it's especially unfortunate if a fixation on "natural healing" caused somebody to neglect 21st century medical care of acne. Scars can be treated with fillers, lasers, or microsurgery by a specialist. Again, I'm really sorry you got scarred & hope you can get effective treatment. ...Read more

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Docs, is there any natural ways to clear up acne fast ?

Docs, is there any natural ways to clear up acne fast ?

No quick fix: Forget "natural" / "pop" remedies. The stuff that works -- topical benzoyl peroxide, topical / systemic vitamin A analogues, topical / systemic antibiotics -- are all nature's gifts. Acne isn't curable but if you work hard, using your physician as needed, you can keep on top of it until it remits on its own. ...Read more

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Any natural ways to rid facial pimples?

Any natural ways to rid facial pimples?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Can you please talk about of the natural yet effective ways to remove acne scars ?

Can you please talk about of the natural yet effective ways to remove acne scars ?

Won't work: Acne scars cannot be removed by any means. A dermatologist can make them less visible using lasers, fillers, abrasions and/or microsurgery. I'm sorry you or someone for whom you are responsible ended up with acne scars -- today, these are the sad evidence that a serious chronic disease was neglected. Unfortunately this still happens thanks to ignorance and gullibility. ...Read more

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How to remove acne scar using natural remedies?

How to remove acne scar using natural remedies?

Can't be done: No one, not even a dermatologist, can remove a scar. The dermatologists can make them less conspicuous using lasers, fillers, abrasion or surgery. No "natural" home remedy works. Truth is that no kid should have to have acne scarring in the first place; if a preference for "natural healing" caused you to be scarred as a teen, you'd be right to be angry. But your scars should be treatable if u want. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

What approaches work best to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

Hyperpigmentation: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation may not respond well to hydroquinone (hq). Vitamin k oxides are purported to have some effect but I am not convinced. Kojic acid, licorice extract, bilberry extracts may help. I suggest trying test spots first. Use of "peel and bleach" creams (hq +retina +steroid) may be effective but require strict sunblock. ...Read more

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Any good home remedies that will help to reduce/ clear acne scars?

Any good home remedies that will help to reduce/ clear acne scars?

There aren't any: Anybody offering you a product or a pop remedy to remove acne scars at home is scamming you. A dermatologist can make them less visible with a laser, surgery, filler and/or dermabrasion. Some men, including tommy lee jones, jet li, and casey pahall (photo), keep their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars with natural treatment?

How to get rid of acne scars with natural treatment?

Scars: There is unfortunately no great treatment for getting rid of scars naturally, however you can try staying out of sun, and using vitamin e oil or mederma. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to remove acne scars on your face?

What are some natural remedies to remove acne scars on your face?

None: The short answer is there are no natural remedies. The long answer is: it depends on how you define "natural". In my clinical experience, the best treatment for pitted acne scars is fractional laser resurfacing. If the color of the scar is the problem (brown or red, ), this can be addressed by light treatments such as ipl. Some creams and lotions can also fade the color of scars. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to minimize acne scars?

Are there any natural ways to minimize acne scars?

Scar treatment: Early on, use spf 50+ & avoid sun; silicone-based scar creams may help. Scar massage with firm pressure and taping may help as well. Depending on the problem with the scar there are treatments to improve them but nothing will completely remove them. I treat pigmented scars with bbl to lighten them, thick scars with fractional laser to soften them. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear up acne scars on your back?

Are there some effective ways to clear up acne scars on your back?

Numerous choices: There are a variety of treatments that vary according to the severity of scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, fillers, fat grafting, excision, grafting, etc. However your first goal should be to stop the active lesions by seeing a dermatologist for possible prescriptions, this may take several trials, as well as a good skin care regimen depending on the type of acne and skin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Can you tell me natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Help is available: Please forgive my frankness. I'm sorry you got the scars in the first place. Your acne could have been managed by scientific means. If you / your parents resisted these because of a fixation on "natural" / folk / phony treatments, you have my sympathy. You can be treated with fillers, microsurgery, or laser. Nothing you can do on your own will touch them. Sorry, Blake, it's the truth. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear up acne fast?

Are there some effective ways to clear up acne fast?

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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What are good ways to get rid of indented acne scars naturally?

What are good ways to get rid of indented acne scars naturally?

'Natural' acne care: My recommendation would be a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing which would harness your body's 'natural' healing capability. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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