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Acne Treatment - Procedure, Cost And Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Acne refers to a skin condition which occurs when hair follicles on the skin get plugged with oil, dead skin cells and dirt. These substances clog the pores present in the skin and lead to pimples. There are various types of acne, categorized on the basis of their severity and appearance – blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, cysts, nodules and acne conglobate.

The treatment for acne is focused on removing the acne causing bacteria and excess oil from the skin. The treatment also reduces oiliness of the skin. Different treatments include oral medications, medical procedures, and topical medications.

Oral medications refer to drugs which help to treat acne in moderate and severe cases. Some drugs are available over the counter while others are available only when prescribed by doctors.

Medical procedures are used to treat acne when the symptoms are severe. The procedures are usually performed in a doctor’s clinic. Drainage and extraction, laser therapy along with chemical peels and microdermabrasion are some of these medical procedures.

Topical medications refer to the lotions, gels, creams that promote acne healing. These medicines contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid which controls the amount of oil secreted by the skin.

How is the treatment done?

The various types of treatments are explained below:

  • Antibiotics that are a part of oral medication kill the bacteria that resides inside the pores of the skin.
  • Birth control pills regulate the hormone levels which improve acne symptoms in the fairer sex. However, these pills should not be consumed during pregnancy.
  • Isotretinoin belongs to the retinoid family and is considered to be a strong drug for treating severe cases of acne. Consumption of this drug reduces the oil glands’ size, as a result of which the oil secretion is reduced. This drug is available only when prescribed by a doctor.
  • Drainage and extraction method is mainly used to treat cystic acne. In this method, a doctor manually drains out the large cysts that form under the skin. Along with this, fluids, pus, dead skin and dirt are also removed. This helps in reducing the pain as well as the infection. At times, steroids or antibiotics are injected into the infected area to speed up the healing process.
  • In laser therapy, laser light is used to reduce the growth and amount of acne-causing bacteria The laser light penetrates the skin and eventually kills the bacteria present on the skin. This treatment is cost efficient and painless.
  • Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are used to remove the topmost layer of the skin. This treatment is used to effectively remove whiteheads and the blackheads.
  • Topical medications like gel, cream and lotion are applied as a thin coat on the surface of the skin. These products reduce the oil secreted by the body. They also help in killing the bacteria that causes acne.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Any person suffering from mild to moderate acne can resort to topical medications and oral drugs. However, one needs to check the composition of these products to make sure it will suit them. Otherwise, they may face adverse effects.

In case the person is suffering from severe acne, he/she can treat it via medical procedures.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

People with sensitive skin.

People suffering from keloid scars should avoid the medical procedures to treat acne.

People with darker skin tones should avoid the laser treatment as they may suffer from loss of pigmentation.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects of the acne treatment vary according to the method of treatment. They are:

  • Topical medications may cause skin irritation and dryness along with peeling. However, these are temporary in nature and heal as the body adapts to the medication.
  • Consumption of oral medications can have side effects like stomach upset, dizziness, nausea, etc.
  • Certain medical procedures may result in the formation of large scars and depigmentation.
  • Apart from these, you may witness swelling of the face, difficulty in breathing, tightness in the throat, allergies, rashes, etc.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

One of the most important guidelines that one must follow during the treatment as well as post treatment is to avoid the sun.

One should try to keep the infected area clean. He/she should use cleaners/face washes as recommended by the doctor.

The person should try to maintain a healthy diet and avoid consuming spicy food.

In the case of medical procedures, it’s recommended to visit the doctor after a day or two of the treatment. This will enable the doctor to analyze the condition and provide him/her with further guidelines.

How long does it take to recover?

Recovery time varies from person to person. It largely depends on the skin type of the patient as well as the treatment opted for. People with normal skin tone react quicker to the treatment while people with sensitive skin tone may face certain complications which increase the recovery time.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The laser treatment cost varies between Rs. 1000/- to Rs.30000/-. The cost of various application-based products and oral medicines also vary depending on the brand.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Most of the treatments usually provide steady results. External factors like pollution and dirt may bring back the occurrence of acne. In case the patient does not follow a healthy diet, chances are that the acne will recur.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Apart from these treatments, one can opt for various homeopathy and ayurvedic methods to cure acne. Home remedies and a healthy lifestyle can also help eradicate acne.

Safety: High Effectiveness: Medium Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Low Side Effects: Low Recovery Time: Medium Price Range: Rs. 100 - Rs. 30,000

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Acne - How Homeopathy Can Help?

BHMS
Homeopath, Nadiad
Acne - How Homeopathy Can Help?

Acne, also known as pimples, is a skin disorder caused due to inflammation in the skin's hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Acne may also cause permanent scars on your skin. It usually occurs in teenagers going through puberty due to the production of high levels of ​hormone that clog pores. Many women also get premenstrual acne which, as the name suggests, are caused after ovulation due to excessive release of progesterone. Most pimples are found on the face, shoulders, back, chest and neck. Apart from hormones, pimples are also caused due to genes, amassing of dead skin cells, bacteria, birth control pills, certain medications, greasy medication and so on. Although acnes do not pose a serious risk to your health, it may cause scars and look displeasing. There are many different types of acne such as acne vulgaris, baby acne, acne rosacea, acne cosmetic, chloracne, acne medicamentosa, etc. 

Homeopathy and Acne:
Since the causes of acne in people vary from person to person, homeopathy treatment for acne is one of the best options as the remedy for acne is individualized to the person. Homeopathy has a great success rate when it comes to removing pimples and eliminating the chances of reoccurrence. Homeopaths prescribe the treatments depending on the symptoms. Mentioned below are a few homeopathic treatments for acne. 

  1. Sulphur: Sulphur is the most common homeopathic treatment for acne, especially if the skin condition is chronic. Apart from clearing your acne and giving you a glowing skin, sulphur also helps to remove your tendency to develop acne. It clears acne within a few months. Sulphur is usually the first choice because it treats almost all types of acne. 
  2. Hepar Sulph: Pustular acne is the type of acne which is painful to touch and contains pus. They bleed easily and are very sensitive; usually forming a cluster on the forehead with discharges.
  3. Calcarea Sulph: Calcarea Sulph is used to treat severe cystic acne. This acne persists for weeks and heals at a very slow pace, following which, a creamy and yellowish pus is drained. These types of pimples are mainly found on the face, near the hairline as well as ears. Calcarea sulph is a very effective treatment.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How To Prevent Break Outs?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Delhi
How To Prevent Break Outs?

Wash skin gently yet thoroughly immediately following exercise or any other activity that causes you to perspire heavily. Heat and humidity can lead to increased break outs.

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Prevent Acne And Wrinkles - Effective Bedtime Skincare Tips!

Prevent Acne And Wrinkles - Effective Bedtime Skincare Tips!

Acne usually affects people who fall in the age group of 12-25 but sometimes older people are also affected. It is a disorder which is characterized by small red bumps on the skin or occluded pores in the skin such as blackheads. It can make people conscious of their appearance and result in low self-esteem and anxiety. There are various factors that make the skin prone to acne. Acne occurs when overactive sebaceous glands (glands that produce oil in the skin) produce excess oil and the dead skin cells clog the pores of the hair follicle present in the skin. Inflammation occurs in the clogged hair follicle, resulting in acne.

Skin repairs and rebuilds at night time while you rest, so it makes sense to follow good skin care routine before going to bed every night.

3 most effective bedtime skin care tips that rejuvenate your skin are:

  1. Use clean pillowcase: Many pathogens and oil may reintroduce to your skin if you use unwashed pillowcase. Thus make it a habit to use a clean pillowcase, preferably made of silk fiber, which keeps you away from the risks of pimples and other skin infections.
  2. Cleanse and moisturize your skin: Your skin is exposed to kinds of pollutants, allergens, makeup during daytime. So cleanse your skin properly. Then apply vitamin E-based moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.
  3. Don't sleep with your phone: Your phone collects many bacteria and other microbes during daytime. Thus it is better to keep your phone away while sleeping to avoid any counter infections.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Chehre Pe Daane Ke Upay - चेहरे पर दाने के उपाय

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Chehre Pe Daane Ke Upay - चेहरे पर दाने के उपाय

आज की बदली हुई जीवनशैली के कारण लोगों के चेहरे पर दाने का निकलना बेहद सामान्य बात हो गया है. जाहीर है बात चेहरे की है इसलिए इस प्रकार विकृतियाँ लोगों के मन में घबराहट का भाव जगाती हैं और लोग घबराहट में विभिन्न प्रकार के क्रिम्स या दवाइयों का सहारा लेने को बाध्य हो जाते हैं. लेकिन आपको बता दें कि कई बार ऐसा करने से आपकी परेशानी बढ़ भी सकती है. तो ऐसे में आपको चाहिए किसी बेहतर चिकित्सक का परामर्श. लेकिन प्राथमिक तौर पर चेहरे के दाने के उपचार के लिए हम आपको कुछ उपाय बताने जा रहे हैं.
1. स्वस्थ आहार है चेहरे पर दाने का उपाय
एक पुरानी कहावत है कि “जैसा खाये अन्न वैसा होवे मन”. ये बात अब वैज्ञानिक दृष्टिकोण से भी सही है कि आपका आहार आपके स्वस्थ्य को सीधे सीधे प्रभावित करता है. इसके साथ ही हमारा आहार हमारी त्वचा को भी हेल्दी बनाने में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है. इसके लिए आपको अपने दैनिक आहार में विभिन्न प्रकार की हरी सब्ज़ियों को शामिल करना अत्यंत आवश्यक है. इन सब्जियों में साग, धनिया, करी पत्ता और इसी प्रकार के विभिन्न सब्जियाँ जिसमें विटामिन-ए मौजूद हैं से आपकी त्वचा स्वस्थ बनेगी.
2. सूरज की सीधी रौशनी से दूरी है उपाय
सूर्य की सीधी रौशनी का त्वचा पर कई प्रकार से नुकसान होता है. ऐसे में यदि आपके चेहरे पर दाने हैं तो आपको सूर्य की सीधी रौशनी में आने से बचना चाहिए. सूर्य की रौशनी आपके चेहरे की त्वचा में मेलानोसाईट की मात्रा को बढ़ाने का काम करता है. इसके साथ ही यदि आप चेहरे की त्वचा को समय-समय पर पानी से साफ़ करते रहें तो ये भी लाभकारी है.
3. संतरे के छिलके से दूर करें चेहरे के दाने
चेहरे के दाने को दूर करने में संतरे के छिलकों की महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका है. इसके लिए आपको संतरे के छिलकों को तेज धूप में सुखाना होगा. जब ये अच्छी तरह सुख जाए तब इन्हें मिक्सर में डालकर इसका एकदम बारीक पाउडर बनाएँ. फिर पाउडर को प्रभावित क्षेत्रों पर लगाकर 20 मिनट के लिए छोड़ दें. इससे भी चेहरे के दाने दूर होते हैं.
4. चेहरे के दाने दूर करने में एवोकाडो भी है सहायक
चेहरे के दानों को दूर करने के लिए सबसे पहले इसे खूब अच्छे से मैश करें. फिर इसको दाने वाले जगह पर आधा घंटा तक लगाए रखें. आधे घंटे बाद आपको अपनी त्वचा गुनगुने पानी से धो लेना चाहिए. यदि आप एक माह तक नियमित रूप से इस पेस्ट को दिन में दो बार लगाएं तो काफी लाभी मिलेगा.
5. हल्दी पाउडर और नींबू
चेहरे के दानों को दूर करने के लिए आप हल्दी पाउडर और नींबू को एक कटोरे में मिश्रित करके एक सॉफ्ट पेस्ट बनाएँ. फिर प्रभावित त्वचा को अच्छे से साफ करके इस मिश्रण को 15 मिनट तक लगाए रखें. 15 मिनट बाद आपको अपनी त्वचा गुनगुने पानी से धो लेना चाहिए. यदि आप यह मिश्रण रात को सोने से लगाते हैं तो इसका और ज्यादा फायदा आपको मिलेगा.
6. सेब का सिरका
सेब के सिरका का चेहरे के दाने दूर करने के लिए इस्तेमाल करने के लिए सर्वप्रथम आपको इसे पानी में मिलाना होगा. इसके बाद इस इस मिश्रण को दाने वाले स्थान पर लगाएं. इसे लगाने के 5 मिनट बाद त्वचा को हल्के गरम पानी से ठीक से धो लें. आपको चेहरे में बेहतरी आने तक इसका इस्तेमाल दिन में दो बार करना चाहिए.
7. खीरा से दूर करें चेहरे पर के दाने
खीरा की सहायता से भी चेहरे के दाने को दूर किया जा सकता है. खीरा का पेस्ट बनाकर इसे प्रभावित जगह पर 10-15 मिनट के लिए छोड़ दें. इसके बाद आप गुनगुने पानी से अपनी त्वचा को साफ कर लें. यदि आप नियमित रूप से इस मिश्रण को दिन में दो बार लगाएं तो इससे लाभ तो मिलेगा ही त्वचा में भी निखार आएगा.
8. चंदन की लकड़ी भी है सहायक
चन्दन की लकड़ी को अच्छे से बारीक पीसकर एक मुलायम पेस्ट तैयार करके इसे दाने के स्थान पर आधे घंटे तक लगाए रखें. जब आधा घंटा हो जाए तो आप इसे हल्के गरम पानी से धो लें. यदि इस पेस्ट को नियमित रूप से दिन में दो बार लगाया जाए तो ये काफी लाभ पहुंचाता है.
9. कच्चा आलू
कच्चे आलू को ठीक से धो करके इसे आधा-आधा काट लें. इसके बाद कटे हुये हिस्से के ऊपर थोड़ा पानी डालकर दाने वाले स्थान पर 10 मिनट तक लगाए रखें. इसके बाद आप इसे हल्के गर्म पानी से साफ कर लें. यदि नियमित रूप से इसे दिन में 3-4 बार किया जाए तो इससे काफी लाभ मिलता है.
10. उपाय है दही
फैट से भरपूर एक चम्मच दहि को यदि आप चेहरे पर हुये दाने की जगह पर 20 मिनट तक लगाए रखें तो इससे भी आपको काफी राहत मिलती है. इसके बाद चेहरे को हल्के गर्म पानी से धो लें. आपको बता दें कि इसे आपको एक हफ्ते में दो बार अवश्य लगाना चाहिए क्योंकि इसमें लैक्टिक एसिड मौजूद होता है जो कि आपके त्वचा को समृद्ध करने में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है.
11. टमाटर से इलाज करें चेहरे के दाने को
चेहरे पर हुये दाने को आप टमाटर की सहता से भी दूर कर सकते हैं. इसके लिए आपको टमाटर का पेस्ट बनाकर दाने वाले स्थान पर 20 मिनट तक लगाकर रखें. जब ये एकदम सुख जाये तो हल्के गर्म पानी से इसे धो लें. इस पेस्ट को आपको प्रत्येक दिन एक बार लागाना है.
12. अपनाएं स्वच्छ आदतें
हमारे जीवन में स्वच्छता के महत्व से तो हमसभी परिचित हैं ही. जाहीर है स्वच्छता को अपनी आदत में शामिल करने से ज़्यादातर रोग स्वतः दूर हो जाते हैं. जाहीर है कि स्वच्छता को अपनाने से त्वच्छा भी स्वच्छ रहता है.

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How To Get Rid Of Cystic Acne - Homeopathic Ways To Treat It!

Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
How To Get Rid Of Cystic Acne - Homeopathic Ways To Treat It!

Cystic acne is a serious form of acne, which is characterized by deep, inflamed acne breakout. Red cysts are developed under the surface of the skin, which cause great pain. Cystic acnes are not only painful, but also affect your appearance and self-confidence.

Hence, effective steps should be taken to get rid of them. Here are 6 effective remedies to treat cystic acne.

  1. Do not pop: Avoid popping the acne which appear on your skin. Cystic acnes should never be popped because of their depth and popping or squeezing will make them worse. The more you touch them, the more they tend to worsen, and permanent scars may be left.
  2. Ice: Applying ice cubes directly to the acne affected area for some time constricts the blood vessels in the cyst. By applying ice, the size and redness of the acne get reduced.
  3. Proper skin careYou should maintain a simple skin care routine and avoid scented moisturizers. Before applying any lotion, ensure that your skin is clean and exfoliated. Use oil free and non-scented moisturizers.
  4. Do not get obsessed: Avoid spending hours looking at the cystic acne in the mirror. The more obsessed you, the more negative thoughts will come into your mind, making you feel even worse.
  5. Towels and pillowcases: Do not let other people use your towels and pillows. Abstain from washing these items with strong detergents and use natural, non-scented laundry products. Change your pillowcases and towels regularly.
  6. DietIn case of cystic acne, you should take several diet precautions. Cut down the use of dairy products, excessive sugar, grain products and caffeine. Fried food and fast food should be avoided as well.

For better healing of cystic acne, you should consume probiotic rich foods, foods high in zinc, protein and fiber. You can consume several supplements as well, such as probiotics, zinc and Omega-3 fatty acids.

  1. Relax: Stress makes the condition of cystic acne worse. You should undertake relaxation techniques to reduce stress as hormones released due to stress can make the acne worse. You should try natural stress relievers.
  2. Sleep: Having proper sleep at night regularly improves your health and reduces inflammation due to cystic acne.
  3. Exercise: Regular exercise benefits the lymphatic system and detoxifies the body. Your mood and self-esteem are improved, which have been hampered due to acne.
  4. Essential oils: Essential oils such as lavender and tea tree help in treating cystic acne. With anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, these oils are effective and can be applied to the acne directly.

Homeopathy For Acne-

Homeopathy for acne is different from conventional treatment in that a homeopathic remedy is individualized to the person. Because every person is different, no single homeopathic remedy will work for everyone. A remedy is selected based on a person’s unique set of symptoms, including (but not limited to) their acne symptoms. Therefore, seeking care with a homeopathic healthcare provider will likely result in the greatest success when treating acne.

Cystic acne is a severe form of acne, which requires proper care and treatment. Several simple remedies can be used to treat the same.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Popular Questions & Answers

I am a 19 years old women I have a severe back acne problem there are a lot of marks on my back from the acne. Its been a few years since I have it. I'd be really glad if you could suggest something to get rid of them.

MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello. The scars and the pigmentation on the face are treatable. It's better to get it examined first so that we can identify the type of skin, scars and if they are hyper pigmented, atrophic or ice pick scars. The treatment are of various kind like ranging from simple scrubs and mild peels for the face to the major interventions such as laser therapy, dermaroller, subcision or peeling. These depend on the type of the scars and which kind you opt for. You can consult me online or text me with pictures for further details.
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I have been prescribed Doxybond 100 mg capsule twice a day for acne problems to be continued for 3 months. I am experiencing headache and gastric irritation. How can I complete the course by reducing the side effects?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Only doxibond is not sufficient to control acne. You can stop doxibond. No hair oil. No cream on face. And topical creams are also needed along with Salicylic acid based face wash.
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I took MNRF treatment. Can I take gemcal capsule with MNRF treatment any Side effects Sir?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Gemcal have Soo many side effects like nausea,, unusual weigh loss,bone pain,, muscle pain,,changes in urine etc can be
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I am confused please suggest me can we used nadibact cream and also aloe Vera gel both?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Nadibact and aloevera gel should not be used together and I will suggest you to upload the image of the lesion for diagnosis and further guidance.
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I am male of 18 year I have pimples in under arm after some day broke and from that rashi came out.

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Homeopath, Ahmedabad
For your problem take homeopathic treatment take hepar sulph 30 and Merc sol 3x. It give you complete cure.
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Causes and treatment of Acne
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All About Acne
Know the causes and treatment for your acne

Hi this is Dr. Chavi Bansal and I am practicing homeopathy at Home Mutual Normal Homeopathy in Pitampura. Let us have a brief discussion about acne.

Acne is one of the most commonly seen skin diseases especially in young individuals and teenagers. It can manifest from blackheads or whiteheads to pustule and to reduce depending on its severity it is more common in young individuals or teenagers because the hormonal changes occurring during puberty which leads to much secretion of oil at the end this all gets clot into the pores into the skin which leads to secondary infection but this hormonal changes does not occur only during puberty.

They can also happen during pregnancy or because of prolonged use of contraceptives or in certain other conditions as well but it is not the case that it happens only because of the hormonal changes it can also develop because of certain triggering factors like much intake of oily food, poor food or lifestyle. Very much stress and polluted or unhealthy environment as well this acne does not only manifest physically, acne has also been found to produce deeper impact individuals leading to much other symptoms like prolong stress.

It has been found that many of the teenagers go into depression they have a tendency to develop low confidence as they feel embarrassed and they don't then. They go into the favor for isolation and so the treatment should also be targeted toward treating the condition in a deep way only coming to the home with. The treatment of acne homeopathic treatment is the most strongly suggestive treatment for acne not because it controls the oil secretion. But because it addresses the basic constitutional tendency to develop acne. It controls the hormonal imbalances and it also controls the secondary infections it is very well known to everyone that homeopathy produces the best results in the cases of acne and it is not the case that take very long intervals to get better.

It just depends on the Intensity Severity in the duration of your symptoms that how long it will take for the treatment to cure you completely as well in any other query related to acne feel free to consult me through Lybrate.
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Here are prevention and treatments of acne.

Hi! This is Dr. Rittika. I am a cosmetic physician, a trichologist, and a weight loss consultant. Today I am going to speak about Acne.

Acne is one of the most common skin problem today, as many as 1 and 2 people suffer from acne. These are may be red eruptions which may be filled with pus. Acne is formed when the mixture of dirt and dead skin cells clog our pores and leads to the eruption of red sores which we call acne or pimples. These mistakenly get infected with bacteria and it leads to the formation of pus and worsening of acne. The treatment of acne basically aims at treating the lesions which are always present to prevent further breakout and to prevent scarring and reduce the chances of scarring. Acne requires a proper medical treatment and post acne care for treatment of dark spots and scars which are commonly associated with acne.

Apart from medical treatment which involves an application of medications locally and oral medications if required, advanced treatments are also available. These are chemical peels, R.F therapy, Oxy-microcurrent therapy and micro needling therapy. I would highly recommend them because these not only cure acne but, they also lead to significant improvement in the appearance of scars and spots. The treatment is customized according to the need of the patient and severity of acne. Now acne may or may not lead to scarring. Some people are naturally more prone to scarring than others, for example, a person may have rather a severe acne without a scar inside, and for others, even a benign lesion can lead to a depressed pockmark. So early treatment is the best way to prevent scarring. If you are highly prone to scarring, consider meeting a cosmetic physician or a dermatologist right away and discuss acne treatment options with them.

I would like to give you tips for acne affected skin. First of all, if you have acne, do not touch or pig the area. Use only on comedogenic makeup, while going out in sun, use sunscreen, shave very carefully and shampoo your hair regularly. For more information on acne and for acne free clear skin, please visit Clinic Cosmoderma or book an appointment to lybrate.com. Thank you.
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Here are treatment , procedures and do's and don'ts of acne.

Hi I am Dr. Nivedita Dadu. I am a dermatologist at Skinology Skin Clinic. And today I will be discussing about acne.

Every patient of acne is different and therefore requires a tailor made treatment while mild cases may respond to change in skincare routine. Moderate to severe cases may require oral medications and cases that are refractory to treatment and adult acne may require a proper hormonal work up to rule out hormonal imbalances like polycystic ovaries. Acne management does not only include treating the active acne that you have but also includes treatment of the scars that the acne has left.

There are medications available for the red and brown marks that the acne is leaving but for your scars you may have to undergo one of the two procedures either derma rollers or scar lasers. As a patient one also needs to know that there are certain rules and don ts of acne like following the right skincare routine which includes using the right sunscreen and right face wash, following the right diet which includes avoiding food with high glycemic index like mangoes and chocolates. Avoiding steam and sauna which may open your pores and increase the chances of infection and using the right makeup.

For any further queries you can contact me directly or through lybrate.
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Whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, cysts, and nodules are all types of acne. It is a skin disease involving the oil glands at the base of hair follicles.It is not dangerous, but it can leave skin scars.Treatment depends on how severe and persistent it is.
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