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Is the treatment for teen and youth acne different from the treatment for adult acne?

Is the treatment for teen and youth acne different from the treatment for adult acne?

No: Adults with true acne use the same treatments as teens use. (rosacea in adults can be confused with acne, but has different treatment). For true acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. Doctors can add antibiotic gels. If more help is needed, retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives & oral antibiotics are options. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Is proactiv+ a good teen acne treatment?

Is proactiv+ a good teen acne treatment?

MAY BE....,: But, the best treatment will be what the dermatologist gives depending on the type, severity of your acne. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne in teens and adults?

What is the best treatment for acne in teens and adults?

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 is the best treatment to get rid of acne as a young teen?

What is the best treatment to get rid of acne as a young teen?

Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best acne treatment for tweens/teens?

Help please? What is the best acne treatment for tweens/teens?

Scientific Rx: If junior isn't clear after two weeks using benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, it's time for prescription-strength treatment. Please don't delay or let any superstition interfere. Acne is not related to hygiene or lifestyle. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best acne treatment for tweens/teens?

Can any doc tell me what's the best acne treatment for tweens/teens?

Benzoyl peroxide: Apply topically in a strength and with a frequency that you can tolerate. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who will be able to find something to add to the regimen that will clear you. If the milder stuff fails and you are offered isotretinoin, consider accepting it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is dermabrasion effective for removing facial acne marks in teens? My 17-year-old daughter is fighting some terrible acne and scarring. I am not aware of any medical problems besides her acne. Can dermabrasion be used in the treatment of facial acne marks

Is dermabrasion effective for removing facial acne marks in teens? My 17-year-old daughter is fighting some terrible acne and scarring. I am not aware of any medical problems besides her acne. Can dermabrasion be used in the treatment of facial acne marks

The : The first step is to get the acne under control. Although accutane-like drugs require careful monitoring and can have potential side effects, they do work for severe acne that has not responded to typical prescriptions. Nonsystemic drug options include isolaz and photodynamic therapy for reducing acne, but... If she truly has severe acne, chances are she needs an rx oral program along with rx topicals. If the acne is in constant flare, no scar treatment will be effective as the continued cycle of tissue destruction will be in play. No teen should have to endure the psychological ravages of acne, so I do hope you will seek out a qualified acne specialist who has all the tools at hand. Dermabrasion is a messy and risky procedure that few doctors use. Fractional lasers have become the gold standard for acne scarring. It is far more tolerable with low risk. Depending on your daughter's ethnic heritage, she can embark of a series of treatments with or without pre treatment for potential post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Fraxel and other fractional erbium lasers cause new collagen growth so the scarred areas build up to become more level with unscarred skin. It is a process and can't be completed in procedure. Most average patients with scars see decent improvement after 4 to 5 sessions. Severe scarring may require some subcision (undercutting the scar floor first) followed by fraxel. Residual redness can be reduced with vascular lasers. ...Read more

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Can you offer some acne treatments suggestions for adolescent son?

Real Rx: It would be a grave mistake not to get junior treated scientifically. The internet is full of home remedies that don't work. If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide hasn't worked, get with a scientific physician. Topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic, and systemic Isotretinoin are all options depending on severity & response. You must do this. Thanks for understanding. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more