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Treatment options.: I agree w dr. Krauser. The "go to" class of meds is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's). It is important to be able to get control over your anxiety & panic - otherwise it will have control over you. Psychotherapy can be very effective. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often used for these problems. Learning deep breathing exercises is essential. Progressive muscle relaxation works. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took laser treatment for severe acne at the age 15. One year later pimples grew again although not severe. What is 1 final treatment for acne?
Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin (trade name: accutane) is a powerful drug used in the treatment of acne. Four to five months of Accutane treatment usually leads to clearing of acne. It is a potent medication that is very effective for nearly all types of breakouts. Accutane is needed for moderate to severe acne that has failed other treatments. It should be used for a severe, scarring acne. ...Read more
Derm consult: If you have cystic acne, you deserve 21st century treatment beyond what even your family doc can provide. A dermatologist will probably place you on one of the vitamin a derivatives; they are unpleasant and somewhat dangerous, you'll need to listen to the instructions carefully, and they work. Life is rough enough without cystic acne. I wish you the best. ...Read more
No: Adults with true acne use the same treatments as teens use. (rosacea in adults can be confused with acne, but has different treatment). For true acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. Doctors can add antibiotic gels. If more help is needed, retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives & oral antibiotics are options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Curacne and other acne treatments cure acne permanently, I've taken Curacne 30mg for 3 months but after a year the acne problem returned!!
You answered it: You asked if something called Curacne effected a permanent cure for acne and you said that your acne returned within the year. It reminds me of Bill when he said that it all depends on what the meaning of the word is is. Acne is a rite of passage and most of us get it and get thru it to adulthood. If you're having problems see your doc. ...Read more
What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?
Most effective acne : The treatment depends on the severiyi of acne. Most of the acne can be treated with various combinations containing benzyl peroxide , topical antibiotics, topical retinoids and in some cases oral tetracyclines resistance cases and nodular, cystic acne use accutane, but it has too many side effects birth defects and others roche pulled Accutane of the market in 2009 after jury awarded millions of $$. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Many options: Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Combination therapy: Gentile cleansers for the face daily avoid alcohol which dries skin benzoyl peroxide and antibiotic ointments possibly retin a (tretinoin) at night possibly oral antibiotics best to discuss this with a dermatologist, it will improve as your hormones begin to stabilize. ...Read more
Several Options: If the cystic acne is severe, Accutane is still an excellent option. It works and the risks are small. Oral and topical antibiotics, as well as a good skincare regimen and regular extraction facials help. The other treatment that has recently been shown to work well is photodynamic therapy with levulan and blue light. The blue spectrum light targets the bacteria in acne. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Natural?: Herbs and other supplements are an interesting field and are helpful adjuncts to mainstream evidence-based medicine. But none will treat acne as effectively as what your physician has. The vitamin a analogues and antibiotics that actually work against acne are straight form mother nature.Tea tree oil, the one good anti-acne botanical, is an estrogen that's made guys grow breasts. ...Read more
On acutane for persistent moderate acne max dose will be 20mg for a course of 6months. Is this "low dose" treatment effective for less severe-cases?
It can be: It can be but you may have to take it longer than 6 months. ...Read more
The one that works: Which may be diffent for each individual. It would also depend on what body part the attack too place in. Antiinflammatories or oral steroids are sometimes used, injections if pain is severe, Colchicine now Colcrys used as a treatment as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor: Your doctor can detemine what type of cream and spot treatment that is best for you., because it is depend on your skin type and the presentation of the comedones. ...Read more
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