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Please explain which face washes are good for acne , acne scars and large pores?

Please explain which face washes are good for acne , acne scars and large pores?

Salicylic acid: However, if you have real scars (depressed lesions), it won't be sufficient to clear you. You need to get with your personal physician before things get worse and worse. All acne can be managed, though it cannot be cured until it remits on its own. It is unrelated to lifestyle and only marginally to diet. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Which are the best medical creams for removing acne and acne spots?

Which are the best medical creams for removing acne and acne spots?

Benzoyl peroxide: This or retinoic acid are the mainstay of acne treatment. If they do not clear you, as happens maybe 50% of the time, your physician can add something that will. ...Read more

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Is dermabrasion effective for removing facial acne marks in teens? My 17-year-old daughter is fighting some terrible acne and scarring. I am not aware of any medical problems besides her acne. Can dermabrasion be used in the treatment of facial acne marks

Is dermabrasion effective for removing facial acne marks in teens? My 17-year-old daughter is fighting some terrible acne and scarring. I am not aware of any medical problems besides her acne. Can dermabrasion be used in the treatment of facial acne marks

The : The first step is to get the acne under control. Although accutane-like drugs require careful monitoring and can have potential side effects, they do work for severe acne that has not responded to typical prescriptions. Nonsystemic drug options include isolaz and photodynamic therapy for reducing acne, but... If she truly has severe acne, chances are she needs an rx oral program along with rx topicals. If the acne is in constant flare, no scar treatment will be effective as the continued cycle of tissue destruction will be in play. No teen should have to endure the psychological ravages of acne, so I do hope you will seek out a qualified acne specialist who has all the tools at hand. Dermabrasion is a messy and risky procedure that few doctors use. Fractional lasers have become the gold standard for acne scarring. It is far more tolerable with low risk. Depending on your daughter's ethnic heritage, she can embark of a series of treatments with or without pre treatment for potential post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Fraxel and other fractional erbium lasers cause new collagen growth so the scarred areas build up to become more level with unscarred skin. It is a process and can't be completed in procedure. Most average patients with scars see decent improvement after 4 to 5 sessions. Severe scarring may require some subcision (undercutting the scar floor first) followed by fraxel. Residual redness can be reduced with vascular lasers. ...Read more

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What acne scar treatment will work best for ice pick acne scars? I'm 23 and i hope my worst acne days are now over. I prefer to have an acne scar treatment treatment that will be fast and effective to remove this obviouse scarring.

What acne scar treatment will work best for ice pick acne scars? I'm 23 and i hope my worst acne days are now over. I prefer to have an acne scar treatment treatment that will be fast and effective to remove this obviouse scarring.

Acne scars: For deep ice pick scars, the best treatment is excision and suture closure. For more superficial scars, sometimes the scars can be released and fat injected deep to the scar. Frequently the surface can then be improved with laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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With having amyopathic dermatomyositis and acne rosacea at the same time, can I have laser therapy for the acne scars or what treatment would work?

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With having amyopathic  dermatomyositis and acne rosacea at the same time, can I have laser therapy for the acne scars or what treatment  would work?

Lasers for scars: Your question is a little unclear as in rosacea there is not usually acne scars. Perhaps you meant acne vulgaris rather than acne rosacea. Anyway, you would be able in most circumstances to be able to receive laser for the redness of rosacea or laser for acne scars. ...Read more

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Is there something similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

Is there something similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

No: Nothing's going to help with depressed acne scars of any subtype except the lasers, fillers or microsurgery that some dermatologists and plastic surgeons can use. I'm sorry you ended up with scars in the first place; all acne is manageable nowadays and it's unfortunate that yours was neglected. ...Read more

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Is the no7 micro-dermabrasion exfoliator effective for acne and acne scarring?

Is the no7 micro-dermabrasion exfoliator effective for acne and acne scarring?

Microdermabrasion: Over the counter microdermabrasion kits can be helpful for weekly use, but a microdermabrasion performed in office will be the most effective as this also has suction. ...Read more

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I have oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. I currently use a 10% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment - can you recommend a different treatment?

I have oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. I currently use a 10% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment - can you recommend a different treatment?

Hard stuff: Spot treatment is going to lead to frustration and disappointment. Get with your personal physician. Your next step may be adding a topical retinoic acid derivative, or moving to benzoyl peroxide over all affecte areas as tolerated plus a short course of an antibiotic, topical spironolactone, or something similar. ...Read more

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Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Time, time & more : Time is your best friend. Avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking are great. Onion bulb extract ( allium cepa) may help as well as honey for some active infections but these later two are controversial. ...Read more

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Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

No: This is a cruel internet hoax. Acne severe enough to cause scarring needs to be seen, and should have been managed, by your personal physician. Make the phone call now. ...Read more

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Have mild facial acne scars and occasional acne breakouts. Is growing beard a bad idea for my scars or acne in any way?

Have mild facial acne scars and occasional acne breakouts. Is growing beard a bad idea for my scars or acne in any way?

A beard covers acne: If you prefer a beard, it can disguise the skin problem, but it doesn't change its severity. See your doctor for effective treatment. ...Read more

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Is photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne a permanent cure or will the acne come back?

Is photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne a permanent cure or will the acne come back?

No Cure: After a number of treatment sessions, photodynamic therapy (pdt) will reduce the number and size of acne lesions, and some patients will have almost complete clearance. However, the acne may return. ...Read more

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Is microdermabrasion or laser better for acne and blackhead removal?

Is microdermabrasion or laser better for acne and blackhead removal?

Neither: Acne and blackheads are usually best treated by topical medications or chemical peels. Blackheads can be extracted in a controlled environment while getting a peel or microdermabrasion. ...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


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