Understanding Acne Treatment
How is acne treated? WebMD offers a comprehensive guide to prescription and nonprescription treatments for this skin condition, along with tips for preventing acne outbreaks.
Understanding Acne Symptoms
Learn about the symptoms of acne -- and signs that you should call a doctor -- from the experts at WebMD.
Skin Care for Those With Acne
To reduce acne and its damage to your skin, follow these suggestions.
Acne Rosacea is a skin disorder limited to the nose,cheeks,chin,and forehead,typically beginning during adulthood. The facial skin becomes oily,reddened and bumpy. Small red blood vessels are visible. In extreme cases,the nose may appear very red and bulbous. ...
Skin Conditions and Acne
Read about the causes of acne, types, and treatments.
Acne: Treatment With Salicylic Acid - Topic Overview
Salicylic acid is an active ingredient in some nonprescription acne treatments. When you apply it to your skin,it dries up whiteheads,blackheads,and pimples. It also causes the top layer of your skin to peel. Products that contain salicylic acid may cause tingling and a mild redness of the skin. Use them less often if you notice that your skin becomes very red or very dry. You'll find ...
Acne: Treatment With Alpha Hydroxy Acids - Topic Overview
Alpha hydroxy acids such as lactic acid,mandelic acid,and glycolic acid (for example,Alpha Hydrox) are often used in products to treat acne. These products work by drying up whiteheads,blackheads,and pimples and causing the top layer of your skin to peel. Skin care products that have AHAs are generally safe to use,but they may cause tingling and a mild redness of the skin. Use them less ...
Acne - Surgery
Read about surgery to remove deep acne scars.
Acne - Prevention
While you cannot prevent acne, there are steps you can take at home to keep it from getting worse.
Acne: Treatment With Antibiotics - Topic Overview
Doctors often prescribe antibiotics to treat severe acne or acne that is likely to leave scars. Antibiotics improve the look of your skin by killing bacteria that cause acne. This means you'll have fewer pimples and redness. Less acne means less acne scarring. You can put antibiotics directly on your skin (topically) or take them by mouth (orally). Topical antibiotics kill bacteria on your ...