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Laser treatment

Hi, These are box-cart and ice-pick scars, secondary to past acne, which the first doctor has alluded to. The treatment for this would be a series of ablative lasers ie. CO2 or Erb:YAG to resurface the skin and let it heal in a controlled manner through the production of co...
26 Mar 2019
Hi! Sorry to hear that you are troubled by milia around your eye area! Milia are a common cause of lumps and bumps around the eye that I treat very often. They are small, benign, keratin filled cysts that originate from blocked sweat glands. How effective is laser treatment f...
17 Jan 2019
This depends on the type of face mask you are using. Even among hydrating face masks, there are many different types with different ingredients. In acne prone skin, we should use products that are non-comedogenic and oil free so that they do not clog the pores. Some face masks...
12 Sep 2018
One of the first things your doctor should do during a proper consult would be to take a thorough history from you and examine your skin to assess if you truly have PIH, a combination of PIH and other pigmentary disorders, or a completely different pigmentary condition altogether....
10 Sep 2018
It is quite common for acne to leave red marks as they heal. These will gradually fade with time, provided active acne is treated and no new acne spots form. Lasers can be used to treat these marks to result in faster lightening. I often use the VBEAM pulsed dye laser which ...
16 Aug 2018
I usually combine different treatments for such cases. This include topicals, oral medications and machine driven treatment. For your case, besides topical antibiotics, oral Isotretinoin (eg.Oratane) will be worth considering in combination with machine-driven treatment suc...
3 Aug 2018
Hello Renee, There are many treatment options available for comedonal acne. Topicals: Retinoids Benzoyl Peroxide Glycolic acid Salicylic acid Orals: Oral Contraceptive Pills Antibiotics Isotretinoin Depending on the severity of your ...
22 Jul 2018
Sorry to hear that you are suffering from acne scars. Low dose isotretinoin (Accutane) is increasingly being used for acne. Many patients on isotretinoin also have scarring from previous acne. It is best to start scarring treatment early, but there remains some concern with abnormal...
31 Dec 2018
I had asked about accutane but my doctor was hesitant in prescribing to me due to my history with depression. Accutane is usually reserved for severe, recalcitrant, cystic acne or as a last resort. Additionally, Accutane can also affect your liver, cholesterol, causes muscle a...
24 Jan 2018
Hi, There are several topical retinoid derivatives which differ in their chemical structures. I assume you are referring to tretinoin, which is the active form of retinoid and is only available by prescription. It has been widely studied over at least 30 years for treating acne a...
18 Feb 2019
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