How to get rid of acne on the body?

Serious Rx. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best friend, but you'll need to add a prescription strength Rx from your physician, probably a few weeks on a systemic antibiotic. If you're a female, spironolactone or the oral contraceptive pill may work. If you have severe acne and are offered isotretinoin, consider taking it -- though it's not for the faint-hearted.

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How to get rid of acne scars on body and face? How about stretching marks?

Not on your own. I am sorry your acne was not treated as it should have been. A specialist can use a filler, laser or microsurgery. Some Hollywood leading men like Jet Li kept their scars to look tough. Nothing you can do at home will work. Best wishes. Read more...

How can I get rid of acne all over my body?

It is difficult. Body acne is tough to treat. The skin is thicker, and some areas are hard for you reach, like your 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...

How to get rid of acne around my face and body?

Can be. If you are overweight (BMI over 30), snore loudly, wake up tired, fall asleep easily during the day, have reflux or morning headaches then you could have sleep apnea. Unless you are obese it is less common in your age group - risk is increased after the age of 50. Read more...
Various ways ... Acne is a skin condition characterised by blocked pores (comedones / blackheads) which may become inflammed or infected (pustules / whiteheads). Treatments include facial wash (Benzoyl Peroxide), topical Retinoids or topical antibiotic (Erythromycin, Clindamycin). Infected pustular acne may be treated with oral antibiotic (Tetracycline, Doxycycline). Severe nodular cystic may require oral Retinoid. Read more...

Are there natural ways to get rid of acne around body?

Serious stuff. Today's medicine can always clear acne, but I'd urge you to be open to 21st century methods as well as "natural" / "folk". Visible acne is a sign of poor self-care and will interfere with your being able to get the job you want. Nothing's more "natural" than the vitamin-A-based / retinoic acid derivatives (topical, isotretinoin) and antibiotics like tetracycline that can clear you. Read more...

Can you tell me natural ways to get rid of acne around body?

This is serious. Acne on the trunk won't respond to less than a mix of topical (benzoyl peroxide and/or topical retinoic acid) and systemic (antibiotic like tetracycline) Rx, unless you opt for isotretinoin. All are actually gifts from Mother Nature, but if you try home remedies or "pop" stuff, you'll be disappointed. Acne is a serious, chronic illness and a major liability. You deserve to be free of it. Read more...

How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

Numerous choices. There are a variety of treatments that vary according to the severity of scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, fillers, fat grafting, excision, grafting, etc. Read more...
Acne Scars. There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. The treatment program and costs vary with the extent of the scarring and number of treatments required. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to check out your options. Read more...

How can I get rid of body acne?

Many ways. Acne of the body is treated the same way that acne of the face is.Sometimes it is more difficult to treat. I would see a dermatologist to consider all of your options. Remember all acne medicine take several weeks before they are fully effective, so be patient. Read more...