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Are PCA peels good for getting rid of acne and/or blackheads?

Are PCA peels good for getting rid of acne and/or blackheads?

Peels for acne: Chemical peels are a great adjunct to your acne therapy. Chemical peels cause a deep exfoliation. The treatment can help with clogged pores too. ...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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Is proactiv+ a good teen acne treatment?

Is proactiv+ a good teen acne treatment?

MAY BE....,: But, the best treatment will be what the dermatologist gives depending on the type, severity of your acne. ...Read more

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Remedies for treating acne, pimples or zits?

Remedies for treating acne, pimples or zits?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide, hydroxy acids or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. If these regimes are not resulting in improvement after 4-8 weeks, consultation with a dermatologist may be in order. ...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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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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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 remedie for acne scars on face?

What is a good remedie for acne scars on face?

Laser is an option: Laser can reduce the scarring of acne. It may take several treatments however. Also, darker skinned individuals are at higher risks for the side effects of laser such as pigmentation changes. ...Read more

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Please describe a good routine face wash/moisturizer for keeping away acne?

Please describe a good routine face wash/moisturizer for keeping away acne?

Acne: Acne is not really due to poor hygiene or in adequate washing. In fact, you can wash excessively and remove protective skin oils leaving skin dry and sensitive or scrubbing to frequently or vigorously causing heperkeratosis and comedone formation. Consult your dermatologist about a home skin care routine. You can decrease Acne formation, but will not prevent it by optimal hygiene. ...Read more

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What's a good face cleanser for acne?

What's a good face cleanser for acne?

There are many: There are many, i will list few 1nanocleanse 2acnetix 3pronexin 4proactives clear purifying mask 5clinique acne solutions&cleanesing bar for face and body 6clear and clear advantage blackhead eraser. ...Read more

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Do momate cream cures acne and acne spots?

Do momate cream cures acne and acne spots?

Terrible idea: This is a glucocorticoid and will give the bacteria that cause acne a growth advantage. This is one of the worst things you can do for acne. This is serious business, not something for home remedies using prescription-strength medications. Please get with a competent physician for guidance. ...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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What are good face washes that work for acne prone, oily skin!?

What are good face washes that work for acne prone, oily skin!?

Acne care: We do not generally promote commercial products especially since there is no evidence of a specific face wash product's clinical superiority in keeping skin clear of acne. ...Read more

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Whhat besides proactive can I use for acne?

Rx: This is the 21st century; the over-the-counter meds don't work well, and you deserve something that does. I've had very good success with cheap topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. Consider adding oral tetracycline or Erythromycin as suitable for the individual if needed. Dermatologists have bigger guns. All acne can be managed today if that is your wish. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads?

Is minocin (minocycline) a good treatment for acne and blackheads?

Minocin (minocycline) & Acne: Minocin (minocycline) is one of the effective oral antibiotics use in the treatment of moderate to severe acne. Blackheads are best treated by gentle, non abrasive cleansing and the use of lotions or creams that help exfoliate surface skin cells and unclog pores, like retinoids, salicylic or azelaic acids. Chemical peels and facials with extractions can also be helpful to control blackheads. ...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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Are baby wipes good for acne breakouts?

Are baby wipes good for acne breakouts?

Baby wipes for acne?: Not necessarily, and sure! keeping your face clean will always minimize breakouts, but wipes are not a treatment. If you are breaking out regularly, see your dermatologist. Every day with acne is a day for potential scarring! ...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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Can benzoyl peroxide actually work for acne, pimples, and blackheads?

Can benzoyl peroxide actually work for acne, pimples, and blackheads?

Yes: Benzoyl peroxide does work for inflammatory lesions. There are so many different concentrations and preparations of benzoyl peroxide available it is hard to recommmend without seeing the patient. It works less well for blackheads and whiteheads. See your dermatologist. ...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