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Doctor insights on: Proactiv For Acne Skin Care

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Does acne treatment Proactiv make your skin dry?

Does acne treatment Proactiv make your skin dry?

Possibly: Most patients tolerate the topical benzoyl peroxide in proactiv. However, some may experience irritation and dryness from the active ingredient. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Retin a (tretinoin) for acne and blackheads ?

Retin a (tretinoin) for acne and blackheads ?

Acne: Retin a (tretinoin) is a topical product usually dispensed as a cream or gel available in different strengths that is effective in reducing inflammatory (red) pimples and comedones (black heads and white heads). The product is drying and should be used sparingly. Caution with sun exposure. See a dermatologist for a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Doctors! what acne skincare product/skin care system keeps your acne under control?

Doctors! what acne skincare product/skin care system keeps your acne under control?

Individualized: It really depends on what kind of acne you have. I would recommend you have your doctor take a look at it and classify what kind of acne it is which will make it much easier for him/her to advise which medications and products would benefit you the most. Some therapies include topical retinoids or antibiotics, and oral antibiotics among other more intensive therapies if those don't work. ...Read more

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What is gentle acne skin care regimen for very sensitive skin! suggestions?

What is gentle acne skin care regimen for very sensitive skin! suggestions?

Acne: Benzoyl peroxide containing washes are considered gentle. Other creams such as retin a (tretinoin) are gentle if used sparingly . See a dermatologist for a gentle and effective acne treatment plan. ...Read more

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Acne skin care question. Is salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide better?

Acne skin care question.  Is salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide better?

Both products help: Both products can be helpful, however one may work better for you than another. You can try one or the other or use them both. ...Read more

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Is microdermabrasion effective for acne and acne scars?

Is microdermabrasion effective for acne and acne scars?

Yes & No: There are two types of acne scars. Craters and ice-pick. The ice-pick scar has sharp borders whereas the crater has smoother borders. Ice-pick variety of scars have to be excised and can be done quite easily with small punch biopsies. The crater variety can be helped with multiple sessions of microdermabrasion. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for acne treatments for oily skin?

Any suggestions for acne treatments for oily skin?

Start easy: Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day or a retinoic acid derivative is your best start. If this isn't strong enough after two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What is a good skin care routine for acne prone skin?

What is a good skin care routine for acne prone skin?

Topicals: Benzoyl peroxide and or retinoids acid. Doing this regularly is more important than strength. If this does not clear you, your physician can add medicine but these will remain your best friends. ...Read more

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Topical treatment for acne scars?

Topical treatment for acne scars?

Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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What skin care product is good for dry, oily skin?

What skin care product is good for dry, oily skin?

Pangea organics: Egyptian calendula & blood orange facial cleanser is really good for combination skin. You may want to try the skin care discovery kit for dry to sensitive skin, which has the cleanser, toner, facial cream, facial scrub and mask. The products are vegan, gluten-free and perfect for sensitive skin. You can find the catalogue at pangeaorganics.Com/buffalo. ...Read more

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Which is better, neutrogena skin id or proactive for facial acne?

Which is better, neutrogena skin id or proactive for facial acne?

Real Rx: Get yourself some cheap drugstore topical benzoyl peroxide and use it as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will clear you. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-realted, and only minimally diet-responsive disease. It's serious and can't be cured until it remits on its own. Manage your care aggressively. ...Read more

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What products would you reccomend for acne? Biore, proactive,clean and clear,aveeno (oatmeal)? i have acne,blackheads, and oily skin

What products would you reccomend for acne? Biore, proactive,clean and clear,aveeno (oatmeal)? i have acne,blackheads, and oily skin

See your doctor: There are many types of therapy depending on what type of acne you have. You should follow medical advice carefully to get best results with no side effects ...Read more

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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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How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

Scientific Rx: If you are male and still have acne while on benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, your physician may try a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. Or if this is deep / cystic / severe acne, it may be time to consider accutane. For the scars, a dermatologist can abrade, fill, operate and/or laser; your choice, but note the hollywood stars who keep their scars for character. Good luck. ...Read more

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Home remedies for blemishes and acne?

Home remedies for blemishes and acne?

Only 2: Benzoyl peroxide and salicyclic acid are all that is available over the counter. See dermatologist if this does not work. ...Read more

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Can neutrogena t/sal shampoo be good for acne on face?

Can neutrogena t/sal shampoo be good for acne on face?

T sal: T sal shampoo may be harsh for the face. Neutragena does make a sal acid cleanser for acne, it would be more appropriate for the face. ...Read more

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Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?

Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?

AHA's: Alpha hydroxy acids include glycolic acid but also other fruit acids such as lactic or malic or citric , etc. The aha's are somewhat effective in reversing acne and aging of the skin. ...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