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What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?
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
No: Laser treatment works occasionally on small targeted areas. Widespread chronic pain does not respond to laser. Though pain rx are important in pain therapy, there needs to be some type of psychological counseling to lessen overall pain and to help the individual deal with the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the scars: There are multiple types of scars from acne, from discoloration to ice pick scars or demples in the skin. Treatment depends on the type of scar and the patients skin type, for example how much pigment you have. Treatments can range from chemical peels and topical creams laser to or dermabrasion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suffering from hormonal acne back of neck, jaw, chest, and cheeks. Best non-Rx treatment? Currently using shea butter and tea tree oil, mild relief.
Please consult this site for effective home remedies for Acne:
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
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
Scientific Rx: With a lot of blackheads / comedones, you're best get with your personal physician now. The best rx to start with is probably a topical retinoic acid derivative. ...Read more
Not for spots: Use them on a regular basis to prevent new lesions. If this isn't working, get with your physician. You also need to know that enjoying your own body is not a health problem. Wishing you the best. ...Read more
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
Pick ingredients: Most over the counter acne products have the same few active ingredients, anything with salicylic acid is likley going to help, 2% is probably best for most. 10% glycolic acid washes can be helpful. Benzoyl peroxide washes can be great for acne, but hard on your skin, ie drying, redness etc. If you are having problems controlling acne, call your family doc! pick any non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more
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