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Does acne and facial pimples go away after you are 18?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Maybe

I needed to take systemic tetracycline until i was in my mid-40's.
The important thing is that no youngster nowadays needs to have bad acne. There are a variety of approaches; i start with topical clindamycin, try a systemic antibiotic that the person can take if this fails. For the toughest cases, dermatologists have Accutane and lasers. Good luck -- and good health.

In brief: Maybe

I needed to take systemic tetracycline until i was in my mid-40's.
The important thing is that no youngster nowadays needs to have bad acne. There are a variety of approaches; i start with topical clindamycin, try a systemic antibiotic that the person can take if this fails. For the toughest cases, dermatologists have Accutane and lasers. Good luck -- and good health.
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