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Doctors! what acne skincare product/skin care system keeps your acne under control?

Doctors! what acne skincare product/skin care system keeps your acne under control?

Individualized: It really depends on what kind of acne you have. I would recommend you have your doctor take a look at it and classify what kind of acne it is which will make it much easier for him/her to advise which medications and products would benefit you the most. Some therapies include topical retinoids or antibiotics, and oral antibiotics among other more intensive therapies if those don't work. ...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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How effective is proactive on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

How effective is proactive on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

Derm evaluation: Proactiv is topical dermatologic treatments based around salicylic acid, which is a known treatment for acne. Proactiv really has an effective marketing scheme, but it may not be the best treat for all skin conditions. I would seriously suggest a consultation with a dermatologist before starting any skin therapy and learn about all the options. ...Read more

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Can birth control help tame my oily skin?

Can birth control help tame my oily skin?

You can always try..: Cetaphil oil control soap, if that doesn't work try a brand called "boots" this can be found at target. If that doesn't work contact me again and i will recommend stronger washes :]. ...Read more

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Can proactive really work on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

Can proactive really work on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

Proactive: Proactive, depending on the specific product used, often uses benzoyl peroxide (antibacterial) to treat mild acne. While this may be helpful, more severe cases may require topicals such a Retin-A , oral antibiotics , or Accutane . Talk to your dermatologist for the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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What is gentle acne skin care regimen for very sensitive skin! suggestions?

What is gentle acne skin care regimen for very sensitive skin! suggestions?

Acne: Benzoyl peroxide containing washes are considered gentle. Other creams such as retin a (tretinoin) are gentle if used sparingly . See a dermatologist for a gentle and effective acne treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can I use 5% benzoyl peroxide on my acne ? I have oily skin... Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?

Can I use 5% benzoyl peroxide on my acne ? I have oily skin... Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?

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

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Home remedies to control cystic acne?

Home remedies to control cystic acne?

See a dermatologist: Home remedies don't work too well. You can try an over the counter cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide but that may not be enough. I suggest you see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Do skin vitamins help with acne?

Do skin vitamins help with acne?

Cant hurt: they may act as antioxidants I see you are already on Doxy and BPO so I would continue that maybe add a glycolic wash for exfoliation. ...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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How to get my acne under control using natural remedies?

How to get my acne under control using natural remedies?

Do what works: Despite all the pretty pictures and talk, natural remedies will disappoint you as bitterly for acne as they will for cancer. All acne is easily manageable with today's prescription medicine -- this is the 21st century -- and you have a right to the benefits of real science. Please forgive my frankness; being young is hard enough without acne and bad information. Good luck. ...Read more

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Skin care; acne on thighs, blackheads , razor bumps. What are good skincare products?

Skin care; acne on thighs, blackheads , razor bumps. What are good skincare products?

Cetaphil: Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and moisturizers are fantastic for conditioning the skin without clogging the pores or aggravating inflammation. I recommend this product constantly and have almost always had favorable results. Once the skin is conditioned, it is less likely to be irritated by over the counter acne products that can be used with it. ...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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How to get rid of birth control skin discoloration?

How to get rid of birth control skin discoloration?

Consult derm: See your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment plan...It depends on the depth of pigmentation, your skin type and some other variables. Many dermatologists will combine medication for example hydroquinone, a retinoid and sometimes azaleic acid. ...Read more

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Help for acne scarring on arms?

Help for acne scarring on arms?

Dermatology visit: I'm sorry your acne was this severe and was not managed properly. Nothing you can do will affect the scars. A dermatologist can make them less visible with laser, dermabrasion, injection or microsurgery. For both sexes today, looks is first and foremost about fitness rather than skin. Several hollywood male stars have kept their scars for 'character', but I am glad you have a choice today. ...Read more

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I have extremely oily skin and acne. What's the best skin care product to use?

I have extremely oily skin and acne. What's the best skin care product to use?

Acne: Salicylic and benzoyl peroxide containing washes and gels fight acne and help dry oily skin. Otc retinol and prescription Retin-A will also treat oily acne prone skin. See a dermatologist for a treatment plan that is right certain skin types. ...Read more

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Does acne treatment Proactiv make your skin dry?

Does acne treatment Proactiv make your skin dry?

Possibly: Most patients tolerate the topical benzoyl peroxide in proactiv. However, some may experience irritation and dryness from the active ingredient. ...Read more

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What skin care ingredients can help flakey and oily skin?

What skin care ingredients can help flakey and oily skin?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based, organic, vegan, gluten-free. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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What are the best natural remedies for skincare tips for sun damaged skin, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation?

What are the best natural remedies for skincare tips for sun damaged skin, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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Doctors! what acne skincare product/skin care system keeps your acne under control?

Individualized: It really depends on what kind of acne you have. I would recommend you have your doctor take a look at it and classify what kind of acne it is which will make it much easier for him/her to advise which medications and products would benefit you the most. Some therapies include topical retinoids or antibiotics, and oral antibiotics among other more intensive therapies if those don't work. ...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