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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

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

Get a real Rx: This is the 21st century and you owe it to yourself to use remedies that actually work. Your physician can manage acne using compounds that are gifts from mother nature -- benzoyl peroxide, the retinoic acid derivatives, isotretinoin, and the wonderful antibiotics made by natural micro-organisms. Acne is a chronic, serious disease and requires real rx. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of acne when you are a teen?

What is the best way to get rid of acne when you are a teen?

See your doctor: See your doctor or dermatologists for best results there are so many drugs available to help you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of acne scarring and oil production?

What is the best way to get rid of acne scarring and oil production?

Depends.: That's a very broad question, as there are many mechanisms involved in the production of different aspects of acne, including oil production. A dermatologist can help you choose a regimen that will work best for your particular situation. As for scarring, the best way to prevent that is to get your acne under control. Again, a dermatologist can help you with that. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of acne and the scars that go with them?

What is the best way to get rid of acne and the scars that go with them?

Scars: If you control your acne it will minimize the long-term scarring. Basic steps include regular hygiene with a mild soap and water, the use of topical agents like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide and the use of non-comedogenic makeup or better yet avoiding make up. If that doesn't work you may need to see a dermatologist about topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics or other oral anti-acne meds. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get, rid of acne scars?

What is the best way to get, rid of acne scars?

Combination.: Usually need to combine a few treatments, but if you had to choose one, i would recommend fractionated laser co2 such as active fx. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to get rid of acne scars?

Please help! what is the best way to get rid of acne scars?

Serious Rx: I'm sorry your acne got neglected and you ended up with scars. The real scars (not just the brown marks, which fade with time) can be managed by a specialist with a laser, microsurgery or microinjection. Some hollywood stars keep their acne scars for the "tough guy" look. ...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