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What are the best ways to get rid of acne?

What are the best ways to get rid of acne?

Scientific Rx: As a young person, whoever is responsible for your health has a duty to make sure you are effectively treated. Acne is not a lifestyle or hygiene problem; it's a chronic disease that can be a grave social problem. Don't waste time on folk remedies; if benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in 2 weeks, get a physician's appointment for a topical or systemic antibiotic, topical retinoic acid etc. ...Read more

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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What are the best ways to get rid of acne scars?

What are the best ways to get rid of acne scars?

Depends on severity: There are different lasers, from non-ablative to ablative, that can help a lot. The more severe acne scars require more invasive techniques. These include dermabrasion or even surgical excision for the deeper scars. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of acne scars ?

What are the best ways to get rid of acne scars ?

Specialist care: A physician with a specialty focus can make them less visible, though not remove them, using dermabrasion, microsurgery, laser treatment or filler injection. I'm sorry this happened, as all acne can be managed today using evidence-based medicine. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to get rid of acne?

Whats the best way to get rid of acne?

Tough question..: Simple question, but not easy to answer. It is easier to prevent acne than treating severe acne because severe/cystic acnes will cause scars which are permanent. Inflammatory acne are often treated with topical benzoy/antibiotic combo or oral antibiotics. Comedonal acne probably better treated with some retinoid derivatives..It is best to consult doc for individualized treatment... Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of acne?

What's the best way to get rid of acne?

Scientific Rx: First, you need to understand that acne is not curable, only manageable until it self-cures. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something stronger. If you're offered isotretinoin, go for it; you're likely to get a full remission lasting a year or longer, but it's not for the faint-hearted. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of acne?

What is the best way to get rid of acne?

Scientific Rx: I'm going to assume that topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, a salicylic acid wash and topical retinoic acid have all failed. Ignore all "pop" advice. Your physician needs to add a prescription-strength Rx. You're female so the oral contraceptive pill or spironolaction are options. An antibiotic may be all that's required. If you need isotretinoin, don't worry about the scare stories. Cheers. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of acne fast?

What is the best way to get rid of acne fast?

Scientific Rx: Jhere's no quick fix. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. He/she may be able to add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin, a retinoic acid derivative, a systemic antibiotic, topical sprionolactone or some other rx. All acne is manageable nowadays. Take advantage of what the 21st century offers. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of acne marks?

What is the best way to get rid of acne marks?

Depends on the "mark: If these are only red and not depressed they will sometimes resolve naturally. The the marks are scars treatment depends on the nature of the scar. Depressec smooth scars respond to saline injections, laser resurfacing or fillers. Thickened red areas may do best with lasers or injectible cortisone. Evaluation by your dermatologist is the best idea. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to get rid of acne on the back?

Whats the best way to get rid of acne on the back?

It is difficult: Back acne is tough to treat. The skin is thicker, and it is hard for you reach your own back to apply medication. Depending on the severity, you may need topicals, lasers, antibiotics, hormones, etc. Find somebody with experience for this difficult problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the best way for a male to get rid of acne?

What's the best way for a male to get rid of acne?

Acne: Acne is chronic so you have to stay on treatment. Men usually out grow their acne. If you are tired of battling acne then you should take isotretinoin. ...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