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Acne and pimple treatment?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Acne therapy

If your acne doesn't respond to otc treatments, consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get a stronger prescription lotion.
Tretinoin (avita, retin-a, others), Adapalene (differin) and tazarotene (tazorac, avage) are examples of topical prescription products derived from vitamin a. They work by promoting cell turnover and preventing plugging . You may also need oral antibiotics like doryx (doxycycline).

In brief: Acne therapy

If your acne doesn't respond to otc treatments, consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get a stronger prescription lotion.
Tretinoin (avita, retin-a, others), Adapalene (differin) and tazarotene (tazorac, avage) are examples of topical prescription products derived from vitamin a. They work by promoting cell turnover and preventing plugging . You may also need oral antibiotics like doryx (doxycycline).
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