If you talk with acne patients or if you read acne “experts” on the Internet, you might get the impression that the only medications that doctors ever use to treat acne are antibiotics (such as tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline, and clindamycin), hormonal therapy (birth control pills), topical over the counter products with benzoyl peroxide, and retinoid drugs […]
Acne light therapy is the biggest exception in the industry right now. Very specific kinds of light can help improve the acne you currently have, and when used in conjunction with a preventative acne treatment system, you can see real improvement in your acne, without the initial backsliding. The vast majority of treatment processes for […]
Most people who have acne hear about good products from their friends or see acne products on YouTube and try them. After a few months or maybe a year, they accumulate a huge set of skin care products that don’t work, and for which they cannot get their money back.
“Do you suffer from unsightly whiteheads, zits, pimples, and acne?” the advertisement asks. “Do you worry about uneven skin tone, blemishes, and even blackheads? You are about to learn how to feel better, look better, and get rid of acne for good—in as little as three days!” It sounds too good to be true.
Nearly everyone has mild to moderate common acne at some time during life, most typically between the years of 8 and 18. There are many ways a doctor can help you keep your experience of acne to an absolute minimum. But there are no medical miracles that cure acne overnight1. Your doctor can only help […]
With most acne care products, price is not a good indicator of quality1. The most expensive products tend to be the least effective. When it comes to choosing an acne device for home treatment, however, you usually do get what you pay for. Let’s take a look at some of the options for home acne […]
Nearly everyone gets mild to moderate acne1 between the ages of 8 and 18, and nearly every case of acne resolves on its own eventually even without medical care. Some people who have acne, however, need the services of a specialized acne clinic. And it’s also possible to have diseases that look like acne but […]
For centuries, people who had acne were told that they needed the sun to “dry out” their skin. While both dryness and sun are enemies of healthy skin, it turns out that the old advice to expose acne to the light of day was partially correct. Visible blue light, it turns out, can kill acne.
Birth control for acne, but is it right for you? If you notice that your acne tends to get worse during the week before your period, then birth control may be able to help. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are the main hormones involved with acne related to the menstrual cycle, and their varying levels can […]
Vitamins are vital, and we should always take more, right? Everyone needs to get a minimum amount of vitamin B12. But taking too much vitamin B12 can make your acne worse1, and even trigger breakouts when you have clear skin. On the other hand, certain acne medications can cause a deficiency of vitamin B12 that […]
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