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Can tea tree oil help clear up acne?

It can. It's a fairly strong estrogen and i suspect this is how it works; in fact, some guys have gotten breasts from using it. At best, it's an adjunct for scientific acne treatment. If you've got acne that you can't manage with topical benzoyl peroxide, you owe it to yourself to get effective scienetific treatment from your physicain. It's a chronic disease that can be managed. Best wishes. Read more...

Will tea tree oil help fade post acne blemish marks?

No. No scar can be completely removed. Tree oil is a mild antibiotic and has a limited effect against mild acne in the acute stage, and is less irritating than other over-the-counter preparations. For old scars, dermatologists have dermabrasion, lasers and more, and some hollywood men have cultivated the scars for the "tough guy" look. Read more...

Would I need to dilute 100% tea tree oil used for acne?

Makes no difference. This is not effective at any dilution. If you want to be serious about a real acne problem a dermatologist can help you. Read more...

What is considered the number one way or method of using tea tree oil on acne?

Adjunct. It's a moderately strong estrogen which is probably how it exerts its effects. Some young men get breasts from using it. There are much more effective ways of treating acne (benzoyl peroxide, physician-prescribed meds), and if somebody is preventing you from getting effective treatment because of a superstitious preference for "natural healing", you have my sympathy. Call your doctor. Cheers. Read more...

Hi docs, would tea tree oil help clear up acne?

Adjunct only. It's a moderate estrogen and this is probably how it works. It's given men growth of their breast tissue. Your best rx for acne is topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated plus, if required, your physician's prescription-strength medication. Read more...

Hi docs, do you think it's alright not to dilute tea tree oil for acne?

It's your call. And not your best choice. It's an estrogen, and if you're a man, you're at risk for getting breast development. Use it as an adjunct. Your best friend is either a salicylic acid wash or topical benzoyl peroxide. They are less pleasant but more likely to work. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. Best wishes. Read more...