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Helping People Achieve Clear Skin Since 2007

Acne And Your (US) Income Taxes

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People who pay income taxes to the United States sometimes get to take advantage of itemized deductions. The restrictions on the amount you are allowed to include in your itemized deductions for medical care is a lot less than it once was, but since 2010 Americans have been allowed to deduct the cost of some […]

Stem Cell Therapy For Acne Repair

Stem Cell Therapy for Acne Scars Stem Cell Therapy for Acne Scars

Stem cell therapies have been controversial in the United States and in most Catholic countries for many years, due to objections concerning the use of tissue from discarded human embryos. The development of techniques that use an adult’s own stem cells, however, have opened up new possibilities for stem cell therapies for an astonishing range […]

Knowing Your Rights at The Dermatologist’s Office (US Readers)

Confidentiality of Patient Information and Treatment Confidentiality of Patient Information and Treatment

America is an incredibly litigious society. Americans can and do sue each other for good reasons, bad reasons, and no reason at all. You don’t have to sue anyone you don’t want to, but knowing your rights in the doctor’s office can prevent situations where you might feel the need to assert your legal rights […]

Treating SAD And Acne At The Same Time

Blue Light Therapy for Acne and SAD Blue Light Therapy for Acne and SAD

November is the time of year that many people in the Northern Hemisphere start to get the blahs. In North America, especially in the United States, people tend to get pre-holiday depression, but all over the Northern Hemisphere many people start to get SAD, or seasonal affective disorder. And making their depression worse, late autumn […]

What’s New In Acne Medication?

Coconut Oil and Acne Coconut Oil and Acne

Probably you already know about benzoyl peroxide, Accutane, and minocycline for acne. But have you heard about gold nanoparticles for acne or Compound 71? This article discusses medicine on the horizon for acne treatment. Summary: Scientists are constantly developing new treatments for acne. Gold nanoparticles are being developed to deliver potent acne medications directly to […]

Should You Try Laser Therapy for Your Acne?

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Laser treatments are the fastest way to deal with scars and hyperpigmentation left behind when acne heals, but can also be beneficial for inflammatory acne. ¬†However, it’s not known to be particularly helpful for noninflammatory comedonal acne. The primary benefit of laser therapy, as well as the primary drawback of laser therapy, is that is […]

What Everyone With Acne Needs To Know About Retin-A

Retin-A Cream Topical Acne Treatment Retin-A Cream Topical Acne Treatment

Retin-A is a synthetic, acidic form of vitamin also known as all-trans-retinoic acid or ATRA, as well as tretinoin (short for trans-retinoin). It is used to treat cystic acne and a condition called keratosis pilaris, which causes patches of thick, rough skin on any part of the body except the palms of the hands and […]

Zineryt For Acne – A Remedy That Works?

Zineryt Acne Lotion Zineryt Acne Lotion

Zineryt is a combination of two old and reliable remedies for acne, the antibiotic erythromycin and the nutrient zinc, in a convenient lotion form. It is not as fast acting as some other combination treatments for acne, but it’s inexpensive, has few side effects, and usually gets rid of about 2/3 of blemishes in 3 […]

Why Ziana for Acne Is More Effective Than Other Prescription Acne Treatments

Acne Treatment for Light Skin Acne Treatment for Light Skin

Ziana is a prescription medication that combines the antibiotic clindamycin with the exfoliant and skin rejuvenator tretinoin. Combining these two proven acne fighters with tolerability in mind, Ziana only has to be used once a day, and the manufacturer offers assistance with the cost of treatment for people with mild to moderate acne who have […]

Why You Should Try Topical Tretinoin for Acne

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Topical tretinoin for acne is the over-the-counter (or, more often, over the Internet) form of the best-known acne drug Retin-A. It is not as strong as prescription Retin-A, but sometimes it is exactly the right treatment for stubborn acne problems. Summary: Topical tretinoin is the non-prescription form of Retin-A. It is always best to start […]

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