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I'm white can I use a lightening product for acne red marks will there be any side effects or darkening in the future ?
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
Any products for red post acne marks after i finished accutane? I understand peels and micro are a no no, but anything i can do?
Just be glad: Truth be told, everybody is so happy to see the good results you got that nobody cares about the red marks, which will fade in a few months. Congratulations on staying the course. You may eventually need to repeat it and/or take other milder medicines to keep your disease at bay. But you will no longer have to worry about failing a job interview because of your acne. Best wishes. ...Read more
Obagi, Dermesse: Depending on depth of scars, the Obagi & Dermesse (generic Obagi) skin rejuvenation program does an excellent job of treating fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and some scarring, depending on depth. Laser, and some chemical peels also help. Talk about your choices with a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or PC doc with an interest in cosmetic dermatology. Other programs exist.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best product or facewash and ointment i could use to remove excess oil , acne and acne marks?Tnx
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
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I have lots of acne and black spots all over the face. I do drink lots water and doing homemade facials to reduce acne&marks but no result.Plz helpdoc?
Acne : This is a case where the first response should be to see a dermatologist. This is one of the major things that we treat so you need to see one of us to get a good plan for lifetime of facial care. Your general practitioner can help you but the dermatologist has it his or her specialty. There are so many remedies that there's no way to even begin to discuss them even partially here. That's why you. ...Read more
Specialist work: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent using a laser, filler, or dermabrasion. Before you do this, consider whether this is what you really want. If you are a woman, most men don't care but you'll probably get a good result. If you are a man, look at the hollywood stars who have kept their acne marks to look tougher (jet li, charlie sheen, stephen segal, many others.). ...Read more
Laser / Aesthetics: Laser therapy is very good at reducing scarring from acne - but specific lasers and a knowledgeable technician/physician is most important so as not to worsen the scarring... Sometimes - depending on skin type and type of scarring - other aesthetic treatments can help with decreasing the look of scars too... Good luck! ...Read more
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