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Is it possible to get rid of acne with just one month of treatment with Accutane 10mgs? I've been taking it for a month but i'd rather stop. Should i?

Is it possible to get rid of acne with just one month of treatment with Accutane 10mgs? I've been taking it for a month but i'd rather stop. Should i?

Dose too low: For it to work you need to take an adequate dose 1 mg per kilo of. Weight .Ideally a 132 lb person. Should be on 60 mg.The minimum dose is a half a mg per kilo or 30 mg for 132 lb. This shoul be for. 15-20 weeks. If you need the Accutane because nothing else worked stick with it and get the benefit. Discuss this with your dermatologist. ...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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Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light or nd yag laser?

Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light or nd yag laser?

Acne laser treatment: There are several lasers to treat acne and acne scars. Much of the data is comparable. My advise would be to seek a board- certified dermatologist who is knowledgeable in lasers and consult with them to to see which laser would be most beneficial for you. ...Read more

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Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light laser or nd yag laser?

Which one is the best for an acne treatment: e-light laser or nd yag laser?

Very similar results: There are many devices that can help with acne. These devices use controlled heat to diminish sebum production by the oil gland and to kill acne causing bacteria. (nd:yag) uses laser light to generate heat while the (e-light) uses a combination of optical and radiofrequency energy. While effective, they are not a first line treatment and are best used when good topical skin care is not effective. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline the acne treatment medicine make your skin red, and it says take one tablet with food in the morning.. Any suggestions?.

Does doxycycline the acne treatment medicine make your skin red, and it says take one tablet with food in the morning.. Any suggestions?.

Photosensitivity: Doxycycline can make your skin hypersensitive to sunlight and prone to sunburn with minimal sun exposure. Patients are always advised to stay out of the sun while taking doxycycline, and use sunblock or wear clothes that cover you completely. If you already have a rash whether its photosensitivity or a straightforward allergic reaction you may need to discontinue the doxycycline. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take doxycycline 100mg of acne treatment one hour after taking betaine HCl with a protein breakfast post workout?

Is it safe to take doxycycline 100mg of acne treatment one hour after taking betaine HCl with a protein breakfast post workout?

Yes: Go right ahead. Glad you're working out and doing something about the acne. Heads-up ... An antibiotic must never be your sole treatment for acne. If you're not already doing so, slap on some 5% benzoyl peroxide twice a day. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to know if one has a chemical burn or allergic reaction on their face after using a benzoyl peroxide acne treatment/face wash, and how to know what degree of possible burn it is and the appropriate measures to take to heal it.?

How to know if one has a chemical burn or allergic reaction on their face after using a benzoyl peroxide acne treatment/face wash, and how to know what degree of possible burn it is and the appropriate measures to take to heal it.?

Benzoyl Peroxide: Stop using benzoyl peroxide and call your doctor at once if you have severe stinging or burning of your skin. Less serious side effects may include: mild stinging or burning; itching or tingly feeling; skin dryness, peeling, or flaking; or redness or other irritation. ...Read more

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Best acne treatment?

Best acne treatment?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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Tips on acne treatment?

Tips on acne treatment?

Rx's best: Since you are a female, your physician may be able to identify a mild hormonal problem putting you at extra risk. Over-the-counter stuff is weak. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic if needed (erythromycin might be a good choice if you can tolerate it). Only dermatologists can use the strongest medications. ...Read more

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Acne treatment for the back?

Acne treatment for the back?

Several types: It really depends on the type of acne and severity of the acne. If is is moderate to severe, oral antibiotics with topical treatments prescribed by a dermatologist is necessary. If it is very severe, Accutane may be necessary. It is is mild, topical prescriptions may help alon. ...Read more

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What is best acne treatment?

What is best acne treatment?

Scientific: It's unfortunate if you're 25 & haven't yet been rx'd effectively. Mildest cases may respond to topical benzoyl peroxide. Next step is topical Clindamycin or something similar, retinoic acid derivative if many blackheads. If not clear in a month or so, a systemic antibiotic for a guy, maybe tetracycline 500 2x/day; for the toughest cases Accutane will clear you tho it's not pleasant. ...Read more

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