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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
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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
Flesh colored bumps on chin I am 20, f, had since 10 yrs old. Wont go away with acne treatments doesn't hurt or itch nothing inside what is this?
Skin bumps: There are a number of conditions that can result in growth of benign flesh colored bumps on the face. Please have this evaluated by your dermatologist. Most of the time, these flesh colored bumps on the skin are just harmless small bumps, but rarely there are genetic conditions, like cowden syndrome & many others, that can have small skin-colored bumps that have to be diagnosed early. ...Read more
Most acne treatments contain benzoyl peroxide, but they contain about 5- 10 % of it. What would happen if i used something with 50%?
Nothing: Because there is no 50% bezoyl peroxide available unless you are pharmacist knows how to do it. ...Read more
I have suffer long from acne since teenage time. Apart from taking medical treatments, what can I do to have better skin?
Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I normally have good skin but within the last nine months or so I have had bad acne. What would be some good treatments?
ACNE TREATMENT: If the acne rash is new onset and is not to bad then you can use benzyl perixide wash twice a day, if it does not get better then you need to see your doctor who can prescribe either anibiotic like lacal erythromycine or clindamycine or a combination of benzyl parexide and antibiotic gel, if that dont help you will need a retinoin gel or cream and in worst cases you will need oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do all acne treatments make you break out at first? Should you continue using it or stop if it makes you break out?
Typically retinoids: The retinoid family can typically cause an outbreak at first. These include tretinoin, tarazotene, and adapalene. This can occur within the first 2-3 weeks of uyse. If it continues to persist past 3 weeks, I would consider stopping it or switching to a different medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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