Doctor insights on:
Person With Acne
Is it possible to get acne from sleeping on dirty pillow ? Or touching each other's face's when that other person has acne?
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
Acne scar treatment: Oil on acne prone skin may be detrimental & typically home treatments fail. One important factor-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that w/ you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html. ...Read more
Hoe often should a person with sensitive acne prone skin exfoliate? Suggest ezfoliaters for this skin type
No: This is a popular misconception, as your own observations of your friends and neighbors will tell you. The thickness of the skin keratin and other factors also come into play. ...Read more
Can you let me know how many times should a person wash his/her face a day if he/she has acne-prone skin?
Many steps: Acne treatment is just not 1 thing you do and presto - clear skin. It consists of proper cleansing (not too much or too little), generally use of benzoyl peroxide preparation, and then other prescription meds depending on the type and severity of your individual acne. Thus, you need to talk things over with your doctor as to what regimen is perfect for you, your skin type and your lifestyle. ...Read more