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In terms of OTC products that you have listed, a combination of both benzoyl peroxide , which kills the acne bacteria, and salicylic acid , which reduces comedones, will be most effective for mild acne . However, the combination of both products may cause skin irritation , s...
16 Sep 2019
Stretch marks are a type of scar which commonly develops when a woman goes through pregnancy, causing the skin to stretch in a short time. This abrupt change will cause the collagen and elastin supporting our skin to rupture, causing the stretch marks. [1] Excluding the 2 causes...
9 Sep 2019
There are a number of skin conditions that can present with scaly skin patches. Common causes include: Fungal infection. Fungal infection occurs when the immune system of humans cannot prevent a fungus from taking over the infected area. Psoriasis. Psoriasis is a sk...
10 Sep 2019
Acne scar treatment should be deferred until active acne is completely treated and when you are free from active acne for at least several months to years. The reasons being: Active acne will cause more marks and scars , hence undoing the benefits of expensive acne scar t...
4 Sep 2019
For severe acne scars, treatment results tend to be poorer. You may consider the following strategies: Opt for more aggressive Fractional CO2 laser treatment parameters. Consider combination treatments such as subcision, scar excision. Fractional CO2 Laser T...
1 Sep 2019
Post-fractional lasering redness may last several weeks to months in some patients. Possible contributing causes include: 1. Use of more aggressive treatment parameters 2. Internal skin sensitivity 3. External causes of skin irritation such as harsh skin cleanser, excessive...
29 Aug 2019
Hi, It is likely that you have developed irritant contact dermatitis to the tretinoin. This is common if higher concentrations are used or application has been too excessive or too frequent. Strategies to manage this include: 1. Stop application tretinoin for the next 1-2 weeks 2. Apply a bla...
29 Aug 2019
Hi, From the photo, you may have multiple enlarged oil glands (sebaceous hyperplasias) and perhaps oil seeds (milia). An actual consultation and physical examination will be needed to confirm the diagnoses. Treatment options include oral isotretinoin and local destructio...
14 Aug 2019
Hi, While a quick fix is often requested for by patients, it is best that acne inflammation be controlled over a longer term rather than temporarily suppressed with cortisone injections which may cause unwanted side effects such as skin thinning and whitening....
1 Aug 2019
Hi, All current treatment for acne scars will also work for dark ethnic skin although risk of PIH is higher if you opt for more aggressive/effective modalities which can give you greater clinical improvement. Fractional CO2 laser can be considered as a good first line treatme...
1 Aug 2019
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