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Systematic Products Acne
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
Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?
Not best choices: The first is overpriced hyped retinol. Bioderma has salicylic acid that may work. Both compounds have some use in some acne preparations, but if you're serious about managing acne, start with some topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, and ask your physician if you need something more. ...Read more
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
Got intolerant skin with rash-like, scaring, acne. (it's usually not cistic) benzoyel, salycilic, face washes, differin, (adapalene) clindoxyl = not helpful?Me=girl
Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?
It can exacerbate sx: It is possible that topic treatment can exacerbate sx. Cleaning up your diet, removing junk and fatty foods, increase water intake, and adding probiotics as well as cleaning up any stool pbms . Rosacea is actually caused by a little bug and requires specif treatment, dermatology consult indicated. ...Read more
We try to avoid: Marketing otc products on healthap. Try asking an esthetician. ...Read more
Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?
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
Get a real Rx: That stuff is weak and overpriced. If you have gotten scars, you should already be on prescription meds. I am sorry this happened and you need to get with your personal physician. ...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 more
Are clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) products good? Especially 4 hour rapid action treatment cream and face wash.
They are: They are but usually you need prescribed meds with this. ...Read more
It can't: The product does not intend to do away scars. ...Read more
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