29 doctors weighed in:
What can cure acne?
29 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
17 doctors agree
In brief: "Manage" not "Cure"
Acne is something which, if treated properly, can ben managed to minimize its impact.
Most people grow out of the problem, rather than "get cured." start with a gentle cleanser (i.e. Neutrogena w/ salicylic acid) and an otc benzoyl peroxide product. Follow the instructions. If that doesn't work, check with your doctor or dermatologist to step up the treatment.

In brief: "Manage" not "Cure"
Acne is something which, if treated properly, can ben managed to minimize its impact.
Most people grow out of the problem, rather than "get cured." start with a gentle cleanser (i.e. Neutrogena w/ salicylic acid) and an otc benzoyl peroxide product. Follow the instructions. If that doesn't work, check with your doctor or dermatologist to step up the treatment.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Otto Placik
Acne is a complex disease with no single cure
Dr. Dina Strachan
Dermatology
6 doctors agree
In brief: What can cure acne?
Acne, particularly in adulthood, is often a chronic condition.
Acne may go through periods of flare and remission. There are many options to manage it. The only medication that can potentially cure acne is isotretinoin, aka accutane, but even this effective medication does not cure everyone. Accutane can only be administred by a physician certified by the ipledge program.

In brief: What can cure acne?
Acne, particularly in adulthood, is often a chronic condition.
Acne may go through periods of flare and remission. There are many options to manage it. The only medication that can potentially cure acne is isotretinoin, aka accutane, but even this effective medication does not cure everyone. Accutane can only be administred by a physician certified by the ipledge program.
Dr. Dina Strachan
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6 doctors agree
In brief: Different for all
There are a lot of different acne medications and treatments available depending on your age and the severity of your acne.
You should see your regular doctor to discuss the options in more detail. Usually, finding the right combination of treatments is what is needed to improve acne. Unfortunately it's a difficult thing to cure, but with patience and persistence it can happen!

In brief: Different for all
There are a lot of different acne medications and treatments available depending on your age and the severity of your acne.
You should see your regular doctor to discuss the options in more detail. Usually, finding the right combination of treatments is what is needed to improve acne. Unfortunately it's a difficult thing to cure, but with patience and persistence it can happen!
Dr. Christianne Strickland
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Acne rx
To control inflammatory acne with comedones antibiotics are needed such as tetracyclines.
Topical rx are Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t lotion , perzagel 10 percent , retina a or erythrocin. Not helping? See a dermatologist.

In brief: Acne rx
To control inflammatory acne with comedones antibiotics are needed such as tetracyclines.
Topical rx are Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t lotion , perzagel 10 percent , retina a or erythrocin. Not helping? See a dermatologist.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Treat not cure
Wr still don't completely understand the causes of acne but a fairly clear picture of the outcome.
Treatments are targeted to reduce sebaceous (oil gland) activity and associated or secondary bacterial growth.

In brief: Treat not cure
Wr still don't completely understand the causes of acne but a fairly clear picture of the outcome.
Treatments are targeted to reduce sebaceous (oil gland) activity and associated or secondary bacterial growth.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Usually no cure
Acne can come at almost any age.
When it does there are treatments but really no.

In brief: Usually no cure
Acne can come at almost any age.
When it does there are treatments but really no.
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No cure
There is no "cure.
" it is a long battle. Good hygeine is a must as is a good skin care regimen. It is important to moisturize your skin which may sound funny, but it is true. With acne a lot of the oil is on the surface but the deeper layers are screaming for moisture. A lot of things can help with acne like benzoyl peroxide, retinols, sometime topical or oral antibiotics, facials, peels, light.

In brief: No cure
There is no "cure.
" it is a long battle. Good hygeine is a must as is a good skin care regimen. It is important to moisturize your skin which may sound funny, but it is true. With acne a lot of the oil is on the surface but the deeper layers are screaming for moisture. A lot of things can help with acne like benzoyl peroxide, retinols, sometime topical or oral antibiotics, facials, peels, light.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Dennis Hurwitz
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No cure
Acne can be reduced with proper treatments.

In brief: No cure
Acne can be reduced with proper treatments.
Dr. Dennis Hurwitz
Dr. Dennis Hurwitz
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