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What is the best regimen for acne prone skin?

What is the best regimen for acne prone skin?

Acne : Depending on the severity of the acne, combination therapy with topical antibacterials , retinoids , and sometimes oral antibiotics or Accutane may be prescribed . See your dermatologist to evaluate the acne and prescribe the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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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Is the no7 micro-dermabrasion exfoliator effective for acne and acne scarring?

Is the no7 micro-dermabrasion exfoliator effective for acne and acne scarring?

Microdermabrasion: Over the counter microdermabrasion kits can be helpful for weekly use, but a microdermabrasion performed in office will be the most effective as this also has suction. ...Read more

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What is the best acne fighting regimen?

What is the best acne fighting regimen?

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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What's the best foundation for acne and acne scarring?

What's the best foundation for acne and acne scarring?

Sheer coverage: Avoid heavy liquid and cream foundations, which can be comedogenic, in favor of mineral powders. Like the jane iredale line because the mineral line is very fine. Obviously, prevention is worth a ton of cure, so treat blemishes early and don't pick, which will inevitably result in scars. ...Read more

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Which is the best medicine containing benzoyl peroxide for acne and pimples?

Which is the best medicine containing benzoyl peroxide for acne and pimples?

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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What acne cleanser works the best for teens?

What acne cleanser works the best for teens?

Skin Clear Wash : We formulated this wash using tea tree oil due to its antibacterial anti inflammatory properties, salicylic acid and hydrogen peroxide also addressing bacterial growth. A very light, foaming facial cleanser made for normal to oily skin. Available from www.Cosmograde.Com. ...Read more

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Is renova (tretinoin) cream effective in treating pimples and dark spots on the face?

Is renova (tretinoin) cream effective in treating pimples and dark spots on the face?

Yes and no: Renova (tretinoin) is tretenoin isis for acne both pimples and blackheads and whiteheads. It is also used to treat fine wrinkles. It does not do much for dark spots. Theoretically if the spot is superficial and it is used for a long time it might peel away at the spot to help some but don't hold your breath. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne and acne marks?

What is the best treatment for acne and acne marks?

You have choices: If you have acne that's causing scars, you have a right to effective treatment. It's likely that a dermatologist will give you a trial of one of the kind-of-dangerous and unpleasant but highly-effective vitamin a derivatives. These specialists also have a variety of ways of making old scars less apparent if that is your wish. ...Read more

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What is the best spa treatment for blackheads and acne on the back?

ACNE IN SPA: Spas are not the best place to get any kind of medical treatment. Microdermabrasion, acne cleanings and superficial peels are all good therapies for your described condition, but they are best delivered by an aesthetician in a dermatologist's office. ...Read more

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What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

Derm consult: If you have cystic acne, you deserve 21st century treatment beyond what even your family doc can provide. A dermatologist will probably place you on one of the vitamin a derivatives; they are unpleasant and somewhat dangerous, you'll need to listen to the instructions carefully, and they work. Life is rough enough without cystic acne. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

Benzoyl peroxide: It will slow new lesions but won't touch scars or hyperpigmentation. It is also only moderately effective. Nothing else over-the-counter works. Get with your physician -- despite our dysfunctional health care system, it's your best choice. ...Read more

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What is the best product for getting rid of acne and acne scars?

What is the best product for getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Accurate RX: Is probably the single most effective treatment to minimize acne scarring and prevent future outbreaks but it is not without risks and does require superb union by a physician. Discuss your candidacy for this protocol with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What helps the most for acne and acne scars?

What helps the most for acne and acne scars?

Depends: Best treatment is individualized. For women it may be certain oral contraceptive pills or spironolactone. For very severe acne or acne resistant to initial therapy, oral isotretinoin is the most effective. Plan on several months of treatment to achieve desired result. After isotretinoin there may be no maintenance. With all others there will be months to years of continued maintenance. ...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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Acne treatment for the back?

Acne treatment for the back?

Several types: It really depends on the type of acne and severity of the acne. If is is moderate to severe, oral antibiotics with topical treatments prescribed by a dermatologist is necessary. If it is very severe, Accutane may be necessary. It is is mild, topical prescriptions may help alon. ...Read more

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Which is the optimum skincare product for acne prone skin?

Which is the optimum skincare product for acne prone skin?

None: There is no single best product for acne. Most over the counter products (cleansers, creams, etc.) contain benzoyl peroxide. For everything else you'll need a prescription. If your acne does not improve with over the counter medications, see a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the best anti-biotics to treat rid of acne (blemish acne)?

What are the best anti-biotics to treat rid of acne (blemish acne)?

Tetracyclines: Don't use any antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. You need to have a physician's help with this. If a combination of a systemic tetracycline and topical benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, there are stronger rx's that will. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best benzoyl peroxide product to use for acne?

What is the best benzoyl peroxide product to use for acne?

Any BP gel or lotion: Otc benzoyl peroxide is a good treatment for mild acne. It kills p. Acnes, the bacteria involved in the formation of acne. It works well in combination with other treatments, such as antibiotic gels. Any cream may have irritating side effects in some unlucky people, and/or lead to uneven skin tones in darker-skinned people. One can start with every-other-day use and increase if no skin irritation. ...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