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Hi doctor! How effective is neostrata glycolic acid face wash (18%) for grade 2 acne scars? I underwent 30% salicylic acid peel thrice. Not much use. So if the face wash is effective then Please suggest a regimen too. Thank you

Forget this stuff. Nothing you can do on your own is going to touch the acne scars. I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated as it should have been, but you do have the option of getting seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who may offer laser work, filler, or microsurgery. Best wishes. Read more...

Very oily face, min. Acne. Used BPO wash up to 10%, 2 times/day for 8 weeks and my face is still oily. Salicylic acid or other wash help oily face?

Acne. Drying agents can be used as keryolytic agents at night. If OTC BP 10% feel isn't drying enough, next step is script for retina A 0.1% gel and cleosin to wash face before bed for acne care. a Derm MD can give you a script for this or appt with Derm MD thru virtual appt at health tap. Read more...
Try this. Retinoic acid instead of or in addition to. It's more likely to cause de-differentiation of your sebaceous glands. If you want to be rid of the acne, or if it's on your trunk as well, ask your physician whether a short course of oral medication occasionally might help -- tetracycline's one option, and you stay on the topical stuff. Truth is, "oily skin" isn't by itself a problem. Best wishes. Read more...

Used acne med w/salicylic acid on face & it burned me really bad. It is oozing clear liquid & is raw and hurts a lot. What should I put on it?

Remove thoroughly. Make sure it is completely removed and treat as a burn, with cool compresses and Neosporin. Increase your fluids. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. As it is on your face, have it reviewed by your MD and protect from any sun. All the best. Read more...

2 days of using 2% Salicylic acid wash on my face. Acne is getting worse. I heard that's normal while it cleans the pores then it will get better?

Reassurance . Yes, you heard actually right. You need to continue minimal as a week for using salicylic acid wash to clean the skin for some improving in developing new acne. It is not magic,! You have to keep doing this for months. . Read more...

I just used Oxy pads containing salicylic acid for my acne on my face and neck and put lotion on top... Is this okay?

See below. Putting too much lotion on top of the areas you are treating with OxyPads will negate some of the drying effect that you are supposed to have with the salicylic acid. I would recommend just using the lotion sparingly on areas that have become dry. If the medicated pads are very drying and aren't helping your acne, please talk to your doctor about an alternative treatment. Read more...