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  1. 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

  2. Acne - Medications

    Information on drugs used to treat acne vulgaris.

  3. Acne - Treatment Overview

    Learn about treatment for acne vulgaris.

  4. 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 ...

  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 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 ...

  7. Acne - Other Treatment

    Your doctor may suggest other types of therapies to treat acne or acne scars.

  8. Skin Conditions and Acne

    Read about the causes of acne, types, and treatments.

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