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Problem Skin Acne
No: If you've had acne scarring and still have acne, you need to get with your personal physician. Use topical benzoyl peroxide until then. Nothing will touch acne scars short of a physician's intervention with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry your acne was neglected, but several hollywood stars have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more
Daily care + diet: Acne can be the result of different hormone imbalances. Medicines that help to stabilize the hormones of teenagers and of peri menopausal women have the same mechanism and can be considered. Excessive oil can lead to acne and may be diet related. Blackheads can result from constricted pores with dirt present and can be diminished by warmth when cleansing. Scarring increases with inflammation. ...Read more
YES!: Yes, the products you use on your hair can cause breakout on your forehead especially if they are oily products. Discontinue using these products. ...Read more
Acne treatments: Acne treatment depends on the severity. Mild acne can be treated with good skin care products such as Retin-A and topical benzoyl peroxide. Moderate acne can add topical antibiotic as well as peels and lasers. Severe acne may need short term antibiotics, retin-a, topical antibiotics, ala and laser followed by resurfacing for scars and or accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne and Scarring: It depends on what type of acne you have. There are different types of acne. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. Often, more than one type of treatment is needed depending on your skin. Treatment for the scars varies as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Rosacea and acne are different disorders. Acne is a follicular disease characterized by increase oil gland production, colonization of p.Acnes bacteria, resulting in pustules and white or black heads. Rosacea is not follicle based, and is associated with increased demodex (mite) colonization, triggered by sun, heat, alcohol, caffiene, etc... One can have both conditions at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can dermablend foundation cause acne ? It is made for sensitive skin and severe acne and skin problems
Sebum: Your skin produces sebum, which is an oily substance designed to moisturize the skin and hair, keep it waterproof & keep it acidic. Sebum also contains some more waxy & fatty type stuff that can clog the pores. Once sebum is stuck in a pore, skin bacteria can cause infection which leads to inflammation, & that results in the redness, swelling & production of pus we all know and hate as acne. ...Read more
Acne scars: There's nothing you can do about this on your own. If you want, a dermatologist can treat you with dermabrasion, fillers, microsurgery and/or a laser. I'm sorry you weren't treated when you should have been. Before you make your decision about seeking care, notice that hollywood "tough guys" from tommy lee jones to jet li seem to have deliberately kept theirs for "character." it's your choice. ...Read more
Not effective: Chemical peels are temporary and thin the skin. You may need laser care to plump up the skin. The co2 fractionated laser is very helpful with acne scars as well as collagen stimulating lasers. Dermal fillers are also helpful with filling in the deeper marks. A chemical peel can also trigger an acne break out. ...Read more
Sure, and they also: Have additional benefits. Metabolism of pill creates more proten to bind to testosterone, decreasing free testosterone that wreaks havoc on the skin. By inhibiting ovulation it also decreases testosterone. In takes a couple of months but it will make a big difference. Gd luc. ...Read more
I never had any skin problems with acne or anything. recently my face broke out and cleared up and now I have red bite like bumps on back and stomach?
Which is most likely responsible for skin problems acne, bacne? Depression, sudden weight gain, or irreg w hormones late periods? Or all? Thanks Dr.
Hello! I am 16 years old girl and I have few skin problems like pimples, acnes.. Also few black points on my nose, too.. How can I get beautiful skin?
Diet & exercise: What you eat greatly influences your skin and your health. We know that high sugar and processed food diets lead to overgrowth of the bacteria responsible for acne, and also make the skin less able to heal. A diet that is high in healthy fats, such as olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, eggs, real cheese, and high in fresh vegetables and fruit helps. Also regular exercise and moderate sunlight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
please help me to find out what kind of skin problem I have acne, eczema or shingles under the arm its itchy.Iwas very stressed ?
I'm guessing...: The smart money, though, is on shingles since it is localized and very itchy, but there are many other possibilities. Acne seldom itches or pops up here locally; eczema here would be due to something you've come into contact with. Your physician knows how to manage shingles. ...Read more
I have pinpoint dents in just one nail of my right hand. I have no joint pains or skin problems, except minor acne. ?
Pitting of nails: Localized pitting may at times be traumatic or may occur without a reason ...Read more
My problem is about my skin there are acnes a few on my face but a lot on my back and my skin is oily. What should I do about this situation? Thanks.
Acne care 4 back: Wash (not scrub) back with soapy water to remove excess oil (but not strip all oil or body will produce much more). Pat dry. Have someone apply acne meds (benzoyl peroxide or Retin-A + topical antibiotic like cleocin). If pimples r large & cystic, see dermatologist for more intense treatment. ...Read more
My age is 24 n status is single.
I have pocs problem since 2-3 years. M gaining weight, my skin is not so very clear, getting acnes also.Help me out ?
See a medspa doctor: A medspa doctor can you get started on medications as well as laser skin care to reduce the oil glands (Cool Breeze Laser) and clean out the pores (Isolaz). She can also recommend products to use between visits and discuss medcations you have started for the PCOS which will also help the situation. If the metformin does not adress your weight ask for an appetite suppressnat and a supervised diet. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
Rosacea: Since you're 41yo, you're presumably beyond your teenage years when acne is more typically. If so, then you might be suffering from rosacea. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rosacea/basics/definition/con-20014478 & http://www.rosacea.org/. Then go see your Family Doc & Dermatologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
Dear doctors i got a little problem with my skin, after i start working in steel industry plant..My skin have a lot of acne and dark...?
I am a 22yrs old male with acne problem on my back and shoulders. a year ago i have noticed a darkish hue on a patch of skin on my both cheeks . Help.
Manage your acne : You are a grown man and you need to manage this like an adult. It is a huge liability in this day and age. Twice daily benzoyl peroxide and you will also will need prescription strength medicine from n your physician. Ignore all pop wisdom about acne and do not try to figure out the cause. Best wishes and good health ...Read more
Acne washes/soaps: I'm guessing you're from Germany although I'm not sure why your location is "Vereinigte Staaten". Here in the States, there are many over-the-counter acne washes & soaps, none of which are proven better than the rest, which is why they all vie for marketshare. You'll need to try individual ones out on yourself. Given your age, discuss your concerns w/your Family Doc as you may have rosacea. ...Read more
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
What can be the underlaying problem of my daughter having acne recurring after her skin clears up?
She's young: Acne is not curable, but tends to go away some after the hormonal surge of the teens and twenties. If the oral contraceptive pill is appropriate for and desired by her, it can make acne remit, or she deserves some scientific rx that actually works. Consider topical Clindamycin along with whatever's worked so far, move further only if required. Glad you're a caring mother, good luck. ...Read more
What are drug free alternatives for reducing my acne problems?For my age having oily and pimple prone skin..
Forgive my frankness: You're asking for "drug-free alternatives", yet you are taking Isotretinoin and you have already got acne scars. You need to decide what you want. No "natural" / "pop" / "magic" remedy is going to match scientific medicine's effectiveness in managing a very serious personal and professional liability. Stay the course with your present regimen, or you'll regret it for the rest of your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer