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Salicylic acid penetrates the oil glands well and works as a mild keratolytic (removal of dead skin cells) and has mild anti-bacterial effects. Hence it acts to clear blackheads and whiteheads, the precursors of inflamed acne and also to treat mildly inflamed acne. Often it w...
23 Dec 2019
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Topical clindamycin phosphate is a topical antibiotic that is used for the treatment of inflammatory acne (painful swollen bumps). It is not effective and should not be used for the treatment of non-inflammatory acne (whiteheads and blackheads). The effective and safe use of to...
23 Dec 2019
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To answer your question, yes, you may. In fact, topical acne medications that you have listed (benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid) have no interactions with your anti-depressant therapy. With that said, it is also not associated with aggravating depression. On the other hand, if...
14 Nov 2019
Microneedling RF can be quite effective in reducing sebum secretion. Heat generated from the RF needles can have a similar effect as heat from various lasers which can cause shrinkage of sebaceous glands and consequently decrease secretion. The Agnes microneedling RF stands ou...
16 Dec 2019
Psoriasis is an immune-mediated chronic skin disease , which presents as thick red skin patches with silvery scales. In psoriasis, the skin cells multiply at an accelerated rate, leading to the thickening of the skin and scaling. This disease is caused by the immune system whic...
4 Oct 2019
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If a patient has tried standard topical and oral treatments (which are more cost-effective) and is not getting satisfactory relief for the flushing, then micro-Botox may be tried as there are several reports demonstrating its effectiveness. However, it is important that patients...
23 Sep 2019
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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
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Actually, there may not be a need to add adjunctive light therapy to treat acne if you have already been started on isotretinoin therapy. The control of your acne can be managed by simply adjusting the dose of isotretinoin if required.
27 Aug 2019
Phototherapy is a good treatment option for vitiligo. It is important for you to see your dermatologist before purchasing a machine for a proper assessment. When undergoing phototherapy, there is a treatment regime in the delivery of phototherapy to optimise the effectiveness of the treatment and m...
14 Aug 2019
SPF or Sun Protection Factor indicates the level of protection against UVB radiation . Other than the visible light that we can see with our naked eye, the sun transmits UV radiation to the ground as well, which is invisible to us. 95% of these UV rays are UVA rays , with the rem...
19 Aug 2019
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