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When Will Acne Stop
WHY does isotretinoin cause your skin to get WORST purge pores before it suddenly stops and clears?
Exfolliation: the medicine works by causing the deeper layers of the skin to grow up to the surface faster. This causes pores deep in the skin layers that are already affected to move up to the surface thus making it look like your acne is getting worse before it gets better. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R ...Read more
Will tretinoin eventually stop fighting pimples and acne? Will your skin become resistant to it, say after 5 months. Also how long does the ib last?
Tretinoin: No, it works better the longer you use it. It works by affecting the differentiation of the corneocytes to prevent plugging of the sebaceous orifice. ...Read more
Less turnover: Tretinoin cream improves skin cell turnover and can help reduce the appearance of fine lines. In addition, tretinoin can improve excess sebum production. Cessation of tretinoin can lead to a reversal of some of the benefits. Not all patients respond to tretinoin creams and others can have overdrying effects. ...Read more
Can abruptly stopping benovate cream after a year of use lead to temporary acne flare ups on chin and back? Will the acne eventually go away?
Depends on cause : This may allow the underlying disease to become more active but does not cause a flare. ...Read more
I was taking birth control for acne and than I decided to stop taking it. I'm going back on it now, will my acne flare up when I start using it again?
Like life, always: trial & error, no way to predict with any certainty, vastly too many variables which no one fully understands. Medicine is low tech, the real Hi-Tech is within. Given acne in past, study treatments for acne, e.g. https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6804092 & http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1069804 for some basics on mainstream methods which usually help. ...Read more
Maybe: Since i'm not sure what the process is or exactly what the cause is (presume hormonal due to your age) it is difficult to say. Good hygiene would always be necessary. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If you generally have good control, your physician may choose a low dose of systemic tetracyline plus perhaps a topical preparation. Herbal / supplement / mystical treatments will probably disappoint you though they may help with other aspects of your life. ...Read more
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Does lemon juice help in vanishing acne scars and blackheads completely? I heard, it's effective. How much time will it take?
It won't help: You're almost a grown-up and I hope this is the worst bit of misinformation that you fall for. If you have a lot of blackheads with your acne, your best first choice is a topical retinoic acid derivative. If you don't have this handy, topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is your best friend. If this does not clear you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who will add a prescription Rx. ...Read more