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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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At this present moment what is the top of the line treatment for persistent adult acne?

At this present moment what is the top of the line treatment for persistent adult acne?

Get A Treatment Plan: There are several effective acne meds. Many are topical; antibiotics and Accutane are oral. To categorize one as "top of the line" can be misleading. Therapy requires an individual and multimodal approach. Medication induced irritation/dryness is common. Finding the right balance is challenging, even w/ mild acne. Best chance at success is to see a doctor for treatment plan & close follow-up. ...Read more

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Best treatment for acne?

Best treatment for acne?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't worked in two weeks, get with your physician. Home remedies are only an adjucnt. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that cannot be cured, will remit in time, and can be managed. Topical Clindamycin often clears milder cases; acne on the trunk tends to require systemic rx. ...Read more

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Treatment for post-acne marks?

Treatment for post-acne marks?

Depends: Depends on the marks red spots. These come from acne inflammation and resolve over a few months. No treatment needed brown spots. Also come from inflammation, but in this case the inflammation leads to hyper pigmentation. This resolves on its own, but there are topical meds that help. Pitted scars. This needs laser treatment, surgery, or chemical peels to treat. ...Read more

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What's a good treatment for acne?

What's a good treatment for acne?

Rx: I start folks on topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoid acid derivative if there are. A woman who can take and wants the oral contraceptive pill will often be cleared by it. If this isn't sufficient (patient's opinion), the right systemic antibiotic usually works; the dermatologists have the big guns. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for acne?

What are some treatments for acne?

Scientific Rx: The best over-the-counter treatment is topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day as tolerated. Tea tree oil is the most effective of the "herbal" remedies as it is an estrogen. If benzoyl peroxide does not clear you in two weeks, your physician can guide you among topical retinoic acid derivatives, topical clindamycin, topical spironolactone, systemic antibiotics, "the pill" and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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What's the good treatment for acne?

What's the good treatment for acne?

Several options help: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist can help. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for acne?

What is a good treatment for acne?

Real science: Start with benzoyl peroxide otc if you can tolerate it. Rx topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative is next. Your physician may move to the oral contraceptive pill if you are a woman and can take it, or the right oral antibiotic (macrolide, tetracycline). Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne!

What is the best treatment for acne!

Multiple: So acne is a very common and complex issue. There are many many treatments and they are very individually tailored. So the best answer for you may not be the best for someone else. There are many medications that work really well but are very risky for pregnancy so require regular pregnancy tests and birth control. Others that are topical ointments. Again best is to visit with your doctor or derm. ...Read more

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Which acne treatments work the best?

Which acne treatments work the best?

Topicals or laser: Laser acne treatments are extremely effective and work well in combination with medical grade topicals. ...Read more

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Are there any quick acne treatments?

Are there any quick acne treatments?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some natural acne treatments?

Very weak: Vinegar and tea-tree oil may help some; tea-tree oil has enough estrogen to grow breasts in some teenaged guys, who isn't making the situation easier. Benzoyl peroxide is your best home remedy, and any troublesome case requires a physician's help -- the vitamin a and antibiotic preparations are from nature's own bounty. ...Read more

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What are some effective acne treatments?

Rx: You deserve treatment. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, I add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some acne treatments available?

What are some acne treatments available?

Rx are best: The only folk / otc remedy that works is benzoyl peroxide. The oral contraceptive pill can often clear a woman who wants and can take it. I've had good results with topical Clindamycin with perhaps a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. A systemic antibiotic as appropriate is the next step, and dermatologists can write for the very strong stuff. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for body acne?

Whatever works: It depends on your definition of "best". Some people can do w/ simple face (&body) scrubs & food trigger avoidance. Others require topical lotions & prescriptions. A third type (like me) was prescribed retinoic acid, but that kept me out of the sun for more than 2 yrs & I lost my spot on the varsity team (couldn't practice). All treatments have differing potency & side effects, so talk to ur docto ...Read more

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Treatments that cure the symptoms of acne?

Treatments that cure the symptoms of acne?

ACNE RX: It depends on type of acne, inflammatory or non-inflammatory. Dermatologist recommend the combination of retin a (tretinoin) and perzagel or benzoyl peroxide 5 or 10 percent with antibiotic orally. Severe cases needs Accutane rx only the dermatologist can do. ...Read more

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What are good acne treatments for grade 1?

Benzoyl peroxide: Use a strength and frequency of application as you can tolerate. If this does not clear you in two weeks, get with your physician. If many blackheads, consider using a retinoic acid derivate with or in place of. ...Read more

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