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Reduce Post Acne Marks
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
Rosehip: Please go online and look up Epiduo. You will think it best for your care but your doctor will need to prescribe it. The article online says it will cost no more than $25 for 3 months. Not bad! ...Read more
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
I feel like retin-a isn't doing much for my acne marks and uneven skin tone, my pimples and breakouts have been reduced a lot. Its been over 4 weeks. ?
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
See your physician: It depends on the depth of the scars and how much you have, also if there's more discoloration involved and if still with active acne. Using a noncomedogenic sunblock everyday will help prevent further discoloration. Retinoid products are known to reduce scarring over time but the most effective ones are by prescription. Glycolic acid may also help. See your physician for the best options for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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