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What Should I Do To Get Rid Of Acne
Scientific Rx: Your physician can treat you effectively. All acne is manageable today if you're allowed to get treatment for it and you're not subject to the whims of someone who thinks it's lifestyle-related or that "natural is better." before getting seen, try benzoyl peroxide topically. Acne on your trunk usually requires systemic rx. ...Read more
Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more
See plastic surgeon!: No scar removal techniques (that work) exist. Only dermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser resurfacing techniques can successfully improve acne scarring, and none of these options can completely "eliminate" scars. Depending on the location and severity of the scars, they can often be made much better, however. Dr. Tholen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends Upon Extent: For limited and localized acne, topical therapy would be indicated using benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid preparations. If large surface areas are involved including the face, chest, and back with large inflammatory painful lesions, then systemic antibiotics would be more practical. These may be prescribed by your physician. ...Read more
Many options: Acne is not a disease but a response to hormaones of the pilosebaceous apparatus. It has many expressions from the mildest comedones to the most severe cystic acne. Treatment depends on the age of the patient and the severity of the acne. Some mild acne needs only topical agents and the more severe acne may require signifigant oral medications, hormonal therapy or lasers. ...Read more
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 more
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
Pore strip/ comedone: Extractor. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples / blackheads. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more
There's no quick way: Often times consumers are sold on 'secret' treatments for acne. This is because acne is a difficult problem without a best way to treat all cases. Start with standard otc treatment: salacylic acid wash, benzoyl peroxide and a good moisturizer and if this is not effective make a visit with your primary physician to discuss prescription therapy. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, get with your personal physician. A topical retinoic acid derivative or topical Clindamycin may be sufficient for acne on the face; a systemic antibiotic is usually required for trunk acne. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that can be managed. Use home / folk / pop remedies only as an adjunct. ...Read more
Improve, not remove: You can never remove a scar, once present. However, multiple options for improving the appearance of acne scars exist. Depending on your skin and exact circumstances your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend laser treatments (including co2, 1550 nm erbium), peels, dermabrasion, or well as topical treatments. Seek a physician with experience. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends Upon Extent: For limited and localized acne, topical therapy would be indicated using benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid preparations. If the entire back is involved with large inflammatory painful lesions, then systemic antibiotics would be more practical. These may be prescribed by your physician. ...Read more
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