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What's the best way to remove acne scars using household products?

What's the best way to remove acne scars using household products?

CAN'T. Don't try!: Scars are permanent and there is no surgeon or surgical, laser, cream, or cosmetic treatment in existence that can eliminate or remove scars completely. Expert plastic surgery can trade bad scars or poor orientation for better ones hidden in lines of expression or along skin lines, but there will still be new scars. Sorry! stay away from any household products--they can burn or scar you further! ...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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St.Ives apricot scrub vs. Neutrogenas for eliminating blackhead cleanser?

St.Ives apricot scrub vs. Neutrogenas for eliminating blackhead cleanser?

We try to avoid: Marketing otc products on healthap. Try asking an esthetician. ...Read more

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Product to remove acne scars?

Product to remove acne scars?

Improve not remove: Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and topicsl antibiotics prescribed by your dermatologist may all help to improve scars i'm addition to surgical interventions and/or resurfacing techniques. ...Read more

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Are cleansers and moisturizers containing alcohol & fragrance bad for acne-prone skin?

Are cleansers and moisturizers containing alcohol & fragrance bad for acne-prone skin?

Alcohol? No. : Alcohol is a good cleanser. Fragrances can contain so many substances that you have no idea what you may be sensitive to. Keep it simple. One ingredient at a time. ...Read more

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Can i remove acne marks by applying whitening lotion?

Can i remove acne marks by applying whitening lotion?

Acne Scars: Yes. Avoid hydroquinone cremes. Cortisone helps. There are other ingredients to look for over-the-counter that help lighten hyperpigmentation. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (aka bearberry extract), and even vitamin c (ascorbic acid) are great alternative ingredients to look for in over-the-counter lightening creams. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne and scars? Neutrogena oil free acne facewash will work?

How to get rid of acne and scars? Neutrogena oil free acne facewash will work?

No they won't: If you've already got scarring from acne, then your disease -- which is chronic, serious, and non-lifestyle-related -- wasn't managed as it should have been. You have my sympathy. If benzoyl peroxide fails, a scientific physician can clear it up in a short time. This is the 21st century. Please get seen. A dermatologist can deal with the scars later. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove facial hair? Without shaving or using nair hair removal products it burns my skin, I use extra sensitive skin products.

What is the best way to remove facial hair? Without shaving or using nair hair removal products it burns my skin, I use extra sensitive skin products.

Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is the most effective method to remove facial or body hair. Electrolysis can be used for smaller regions but is less reliable and technique dependent than lasers. Lasers are very safe if performed by a skilled and experienced physician or provider. Vaniqa cream also helps reduce hair growth by 40% but effects wear off after discontinuing use. Laser effects are long-lasting. ...Read more

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How to remove pimples/blackheads using normal/common household objects?

How to remove pimples/blackheads using normal/common household objects?

Not safe : Most household objects are not sterile and it is not recommended that you manipulate skin with household objects. Please see a physician or a professional aesthetician to clear the pores using sterile equipment such as comedone extractors. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne with oily skin? Acne soap?

How to get rid of acne with oily skin? Acne soap?

Soaps do not help: Acne is a disease of the oil-producing glands of the face, but removing the oils does not cure acne. Regular washing with a benzoyl peroxide-containing cleanser will help dry your face, but will not cure the underlying problem. You need to consult with a dermatologist who can prescribe a program which should help your acne. ...Read more

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Will st. Ives scrub for blemish and blackhead clearing work effectively on keratosis pilaris (arms)?

Will st. Ives  scrub for blemish and blackhead clearing work effectively on keratosis pilaris (arms)?

A little for some: The st ives product is trying to exfoliate (shed) the skin "naturally". Exfoliation is a great way to treat kp, but the natural items are not really the strongest, so some may not respond. Alpha-hydroxy acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid or urea moisturize and soften dry skin while exfoliating. Apricots are supposed to have vitamin a to help, but I use it directly- retin a (tretinoin) is another product. ...Read more

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Can body shop tea tree blemish gel help acne scars?

Can body shop tea tree blemish gel help acne scars?

No: Seek a consultation with a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. No matter what the employee at body shop tells you, tea trea oil will not remove your acne scars. ...Read more

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Does using the body shop tea tree products help stop and prevent acne?

Does using the body shop tea tree products help stop and prevent acne?

May or may not: There's a lot of interest lately over tea tree oil, but acne is caused by bacteria and your skin reacting to this. See a dermatologist to get professional care instead. ...Read more

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Top clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) product to get rid of pimples?

Top clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) product to get rid of pimples?

Vanishing cream: I prefer the daily vanishing cream as it has benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient, which is the best product available over the counter for the treatment of acne. ...Read more

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Are hydroquinone cream products good for whitening and removing acne red marks?

Are hydroquinone cream products good for whitening and removing acne red marks?

It's about pigment: Hydroquinone works by decreasing the pigment cells in your skin. Let your doctor look at the scarring to determine if this is redness from blood vessels or is it pigment associated with pih or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If it is pigment, hydroquinone will be your ticket. ...Read more

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Would you recommend aveeno (oatmeal) products or tea trill skin line from the body shop for acne and oily skin?

Would you recommend aveeno (oatmeal) products or tea trill skin line from the body shop for acne and oily skin?

Your choice: Aveeno (oatmeal) has some pricey, relatively weak salicylic acid glamourized with soy for some reason. Tea tree as an oil that's an estrogen and has made guys grow breasts. How abut getting serious? If topical benzoyl peroxide (dirty-cheap) as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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Do organic botanicals therapeutic facial cleansing get rid of acne?

Do organic botanicals therapeutic facial cleansing  get rid of acne?

No.: Acne is not about dirt; it's about plugged oil glands and a specific species of bacteria. Organic botanicals (i'm assuming you're talking about the avon product) is a gentle cleanser, nothing more. It was not formulated and is not promoted as an acne treatment - so, surprise! it shouldn't be used as an acne treatment. ...Read more

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What products effectively whiten skin?

What products effectively whiten skin?

Whitening Creams: There are several creams for whitening the skin. They contain Hydroquinones or Kojic acid which inhibit production of melanin, skin pigment. Caution must be used with these products. Excessive or prolonged use can lead to hypo-pigmentation which can look even worse.Porcelana and others are available without a prescription.Please consult a doctor when using these products to limit complications. ...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