Helping People Achieve Clear Skin Since 2007

Helping People Achieve Clear Skin Since 2007

Two New Combinations Of Drugs For Treating Acne

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It’s been at least 30 years since doctors prescribed single drugs for treating acne. Acne patients no longer get just a disinfectant like a benzoyl peroxide or just an antibiotic like minocycline or just a retinoid drug like Differin. Dermatologists prescribe medications with multiple effects to get rid of as many blemishes as possible. Typically, they […]

When It Comes To Accutane, More Is Not Necessarily Better

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Accutane (also known as isotretinoin or 13-cis-retinoic acid) is sometimes a miracle drug for cystic acne, but the benefits of the medication come at the cost of side effects. Just a few of the potential side effects of Accutane include: Dry skin and peeling skin. Accutane breaks down the “glue” that holds skin cells together over […]

Why You Should Think Twice Before Using Doxycycline for Acne Treatment

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The antibiotic doxycycline is considered to be a kinder, gentler alternative to minocycline, an antibiotic more often used to treat acne in the United States. Canadian and European doctors often prescribe doxycycline for their teenage and young adult patients because it is less likely to leave black or blue stains on the teeth at the […]

Everything You Need to Know About Preventing Acne Scars

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The conventional wisdom of acne is that only cysts and papules leave scars. The worst thing that can happen in the wake of a whitehead or blackhead is an enlarged pore, most of us have been taught. But new research finds that skin-scarring lesions can arise from non-inflammatory acne and even from clear skin. Pimples […]

Treating Bacterial Overgrowth May Relieve Rosacea

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Nearly 50% of people who have rosacea also have a condition known as small intestine bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO. In one small study, 100% of people who have ocular rosacea (which can cause red and puffy eyelids, a feeling of grittiness in the eyes, eye pain, and sensitivity to light) have the predisposing condition. What […]

Stem Cell Therapy For Acne Repair

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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 […]

Can Dry Tattoos Eliminate Acne Scars?

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In the hundreds of entries on this site, you can find articles about skin peels for eliminating acne scars, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion for eliminating acne scars, and laser ablation and traditional surgery for eliminating acne scars. There is one very important method we have not mentioned yet, however, and it’s dry tattooing. What Is Dry […]

Acne And Allergies: How Gentle, Effective Treatment Can Change Your Skin

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Do you often break out with tiny red pimples? Do cleansers, moisturizers, toners, and makeup leave your face feeling itchy or tingly? Does sunscreen leave your face looking sunburned even before you have been out in the sun? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, it’s possible that in addition to acne you […]

Masturbation And Acne

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Tens of millions of teenagers have been admonished not to indulge in masturbation because sexual self-gratification will cause their faces to break out. 👦👧 Since 80% of teenagers get acne and 80% of teenagers masturbate, there might be a ring of truth to this age-old advice. But is there really any relationship at all between […]

Celebrities Get Acne Too: Check Out These Actors Who’ve Dealt With Acne

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In 1995, actor Brad Pitt was selected as People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” In 1975, however, the then-unknown Brad Pitt was about to start Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri. He was plagued by acne, just like many teenagers. In 1985, Pitt was earning his living by wearing a chicken suit 🐥 for an El […]