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Which acne treatments work the best?

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Dr. Jayson Dupre
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Topicals or laser

Laser acne treatments are extremely effective and work well in combination with medical grade topicals.

In brief: Topicals or laser

Laser acne treatments are extremely effective and work well in combination with medical grade topicals.
Dr. Jayson Dupre
Dr. Jayson Dupre
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Gels/creams for acne

For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful.
If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane.

In brief: Gels/creams for acne

For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful.
If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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