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Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Time, time & more : Time is your best friend. Avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking are great. Onion bulb extract ( allium cepa) may help as well as honey for some active infections but these later two are controversial. ...Read more

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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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What causes acne and scars on chin?

What causes acne and scars on chin?

Many causes: Affecting the sebaceous glands that may be associated with the sebaceous glands of the chin skin and associated hair follicles. Acne disease has many causes ranging from diet sensitive, to stress related, and hormone responsive. It amy take to determine the best medication and skin care regimen for your particular problem so be patient. ...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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Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Infection: Check with your private dermatologist.This sound like recurrence of small glutral abscesses leaving hard painful scars- or in fact, ongoing abscess formation. Must be visualized for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Please describe the top acne treatments?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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What products work on facial acne scars?

What products work on facial acne scars?

Acne scars: It is a very difficult thing to treat. Please do not expect any miracles. A two prong approach to fix it from outside and inside should be used. You can try the following; dermabrasion or fraxel on the skin. Sculptra or fat injections under the skin. ...Read more

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Is Proactiv really good for acne on chin and forehead? Those are my problem areas and very noticeable blackheads. Tried many over-the-counter product

Is Proactiv really good for acne on chin and forehead? Those are my problem areas and very noticeable blackheads. Tried many over-the-counter product

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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Is benzoyl peroxide remove all types of acne and pimples from the face?

Is benzoyl peroxide remove all types of acne and pimples from the face?

No: It is safe, effective and readily available. Benzoyl peroxide will improve appearance and dry the skin a little, but will not remove all kinds of acne. it will help if used as directed. ...Read more

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Please explain which face washes are good for acne , acne scars and large pores?

Salicylic acid: However, if you have real scars (depressed lesions), it won't be sufficient to clear you. You need to get with your personal physician before things get worse and worse. All acne can be managed, though it cannot be cured until it remits on its own. It is unrelated to lifestyle and only marginally to diet. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...Read more

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i'm facing severe pimples on my face ,i kept many creams kindly suggest me the good and genuine solution to my problems?

 i'm facing severe pimples on my face ,i kept many  creams kindly suggest  me the good and genuine solution to my problems?

Many options.: Begin with benzoyl peroxide. It's effective and well tolerated for most people. Start with a low strength and increase if needed. With stubborn acne, add a second product with a different active ingredient, such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or sulfur. But do see a dermatologist; in the long run it's way cheaper than trying all those "miracle" non-prescription concoctions. ...Read more

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Female, Asian, 19. Only get acne on right side of face leaving hyperpigmentation. Wash sheets/face regularly with acne scrub. Any tips for treatment?

Female, Asian, 19. Only get acne on right side of face leaving hyperpigmentation. Wash sheets/face regularly with acne scrub. Any tips for treatment?

See a dermatologist: Tretinoin (Retin A) or adapalene prescription will reduce the acne and the post-inflamatory hyperpigmentation. Depending on the severity of the acne, as well as your emotional reaction to it, you may also consider prescription SPIRONLACTONE, an antiandrogen. Very effective. Very safe except not if pregnant or in kidney failure. ...Read more

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What are the best solutions for getting rid of acne scars?

What are the best solutions for getting rid of acne scars?

Combination therapy: A variety of approaches are necessary to improve not remove acne scars. Specific therapy is dependent on the type of scars and skin type. Potential therapies include subcision, cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion, laser and other treatments, including prp. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for back acne and back acne scars?

What are some home remedies for back acne and back acne scars?

Some help: Regular use of antibacterial soap helps dry skin & kill off some bacteria residing there. Loofah or scrub brush to help remove dead skin. Sunshine (it's 24f here today) exposure helps some. Astringent ("witch hazel" etc.) can dry & kill bacteria as well. If these don't improve it, will need to see dermatologist for meds. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for acne scrubbing drying my skin?

Any suggestions for acne scrubbing drying my skin?

Why scrub?: This is unlikely to help the situation all that much. A good topical agent like benzoyl peroxide as tolerated may be enough; it's not pleasant but it's got a good chance of working. If it's not enough, get with your personal physician to add a second rx. The key to managing acne is finding something you can live with until the disease self-cures -- there's no guessing when that wil happen. ...Read more

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Applied a benzoyl peroxide solution to face for acne and face turned red and burned cause? Acne free sensitive was the product hist: pcos htn

Applied a benzoyl peroxide solution to face for acne and face turned red and burned cause? Acne free sensitive was the product hist: pcos htn

Direct effect: Your reaction is a direct action of the benzoyl peroxide. Try using a weaker preparation: it comes in many different strengths. Carefully read your label and ascertain what strength you actually have. ...Read more

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What causes acne marks and scars?

Destruction: When you have inflammatory acne for a long time the natural structure of your skin becomes permanently changed and the good structure is damaged and changed and marks or scars result. ...Read more

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Is there an easy solution to acne problems?

Is there an easy solution to acne problems?

Need Rx: Over-the-counter preparations do not work well. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. Freedom from acne should be a person's right. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any great natural solutions for acne?

Are there any great natural solutions for acne?

Scientific Rx: Acne is a serious, chronic disease that needs to be managed scientifically until it remits on its own. The stuff that works (benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, salicylic acid, prescription antibiotics) all are gifts from mother nature. If you're responsible for a young person's health, you have a duty to provide effective treatment including physician consultation. ...Read more

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Acne help. Help me find my solution!, what to do?

Acne help. Help me find my solution!, what to do?

Scientific Rx: Forget all the "pop" recommendations. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength stuff. All acne can be managed nowadays though you'll need to wait until it self-cures before you can stop taking medication. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC topical drug to remove redness after acnes ? My face is have always redness of already eliminated acnes what's the solution ?

What is the best OTC topical drug to remove redness after acnes ? My face is have always redness of already eliminated acnes what's the solution ?

Depends: How long has it been since the ance disappeared ? You may need something more aggressive like chemical peels to get rid of the layers little by little as at times the ted spots can turn into permanent dark spots. You could try a low strength of hydro quinine but we usually reserve this medication for the darker spots and not the red ones. Be sure you keep moisturizing well! ...Read more

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Nothing seems to work on my acne. Any solution?

Nothing seems to work on my acne. Any solution?

See a specialist: This condition may need some close collaboration from you and your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best solution for severe acne problem?

What is the best solution for severe acne problem?

Isotretinoin: If you're using the word 'severe', your acne is a grave personal and professional liability. Your personal physician may try any of several rx's (a combination of tetracycline and topical benzoyl peroxide, or some other rx, might perhaps clear you), but don't hesitate to try isotretoin if offered. It's not for sissies, but it's better than not being able to get the job you want. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective acne solution?

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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Which is now the top product to treating serious acne?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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Acne and dark spot,nothing worked!Help me find my solution, please! ?

Acne and dark spot,nothing worked!Help me find my solution, please!
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"nothing"?????: Acne is amenable to accurate therapy. Acne often causes post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation. This is also treatable. You forgot to mention even 1 treatment so far. Different kinds of acne and different kinds of people are treated in different ways. If you are serious about a remedy see a dermatologist. Unless you list all the treatments so far no other answer is possible. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for clinique acne solution to show the full effects?

How long is it supposed to it take for clinique acne solution to show the full effects?

Salicylic acid: This might work against your acne but is unlikely to clear you unless you have a very mild case. Get with your physician if you still have it after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have tried many different solutions for my acne, but nothing seems to give lasting results. What should I do?

See dermatologist: There are many ways to treat acne and the medication or laser required is dependent on the type and severity of your condition. A dermatologist would be the one to advise you on your options. ...Read more

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Any solution for acne?(face)

Any solution for acne?(face)

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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Please describe the top acne treatments?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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Is there any solution for acne hyperpigmentation?

Is there any solution for acne hyperpigmentation?

Hydroquinone: Topical hydroquinone can make the spots more pale, but be careful. You're likely to look worse than before unless you are very good at it, and long-term use will disfigure you in any case. The spots face in time and i'll bet they look worse to you than to other folks. The key is to have your primary acne managed. ...Read more

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What is the best solution for cystic acne?

What is the best solution for cystic acne?

It varies: There is no single best treatment for acne. The common treatments for acne are cleansers, benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics (topical and oral), retinoid creams, chemical peels, laser treatments, led light treatment and acutane. Consult your dermatologist to find the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a solution for baby acne?

I need to know if there is a solution for baby acne?

Patience: The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy. While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within weeks of birth they break out for many weeks before the hormone levels begin to drop ; the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean ; avoiding irritating soaps helps. Occasional use of a 1/2% hc once daily can calm some lesions. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the Proactiv acne solution to help your acne go away?

Maybe never: Prescription stuff works much better and even in our loony health care system should be cheap enough. I start with topical clindamycin, with a topical retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads, moving to systemic antibiotics as appropriate if these prove insufficient. This is the 21st century and you deserve better than a labor-intensive benzoyl peroxide kit. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had persistent adult acne tried everything! Was acutane the right choice? What is the top of the line for acne now?

I had persistent adult acne tried everything! Was acutane the right choice? What is the top of the line for acne now?

Acne--i am frustrate: There is no "top of the line" treatment. There is no "magic bullet". There are MANY treatments, some more effective than others and no one is best for everyone. Unfortunately, it is trial and error. VERY few have tried every class of medication, and trying every one is impossible. Finding a good Dermatologist is paramount. Accutane works for inflammatory acne (NOT clogged pores). ...Read more

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Hello, i have acne and black head in face i just got irritating on that.....so please give solution to that immediatly?

Hello, i have acne and black head in face i just got irritating on that.....so please give solution to that immediatly?

Acne: Sorry no immediate gratification. You do have extensive acne, you may need oral antibiotics, with or without topical retinoids and oral isotretinoin. Adherence to therapy for at least 3- 4 months is essential. See a Dermatologist for treatment plan. ...Read more

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At 31 i still get significant acne on my chest and shoulders. What causes this and how can I treat it when regular acne solutions don't seem to work?

At 31 i still get significant acne on my chest and shoulders. What causes this and how can I treat it when regular acne solutions don't seem to work?

Check out these : Links. May your stress be less! http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/acne/ds00169. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/11-herbs-used-traditional-acne-remedies. ...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