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  1. Teens and Acne

    Does your teen have acne? Get answers from WebMD about treating this common skin problem.

  2. Birth Control for Acne

    WebMD looks at the types of birth control recommended for acne treatment in women.

  3. Safe Soaps and Cleansers for Acne

    Arm yourself against acne outbreaks by choosing cleansers and face soaps that work with your skin type. WebMD tells you what to look for to keep your skin as blemish-free as possible.

  4. Isotretinoin for Acne

    Drug details for Isotretinoin for acne vulgaris.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Acne - Treatment Overview

    Learn about treatment for acne vulgaris.

  7. Acne - When To Call a Doctor

    Learn when to seek help for severe acne.

  8. Acne - Home Treatment

    Treatment at home can help reduce acne flare - ups.Wash your face (or other affected skin) gently once or twice a day.Do not squeeze pimples, because that often leads to infections, worse acne, and scars.Use water - based skin care products that gently cl

  9. Acne - Cause

    There are different types of acne. The most common acne is the type that develops during the teen years. Puberty causes hormone levels to rise, especially testosterone.

  10. 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 ...

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