Acne

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Acne

A slang term for a break-out.
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Differin is very effective for treating blackheads and whiteheads, and even some cystic acne.
You don't see people walking around with the bad cystic acne anymore,'' said Dr.
CLINICEL scar treatment products, which retail between $60 and $100, are designed to improve the appearance and enhance the comfort of scars from surgery or other skin trauma, including cuts, burns, keloids and cystic acne, by applying the unique silicon gel-filled cushions over the traumatized site.
Accutane is prescribed for patients--most often adolescents--who have cystic acne, a particularly severe form that does not respond well to traditional antibiotic therapy.
Those with severe cystic acne may have to be referred to hospital for treatment with retinoids.
One of the most distressing features of teenage life is acne, and with the advent of the antiacne drug isotretinoin (Accutane) eight years ago, the most severe cases of cystic acne, which almost inevitably led to permanent scarring, could now be successfully treated for the first time.
Severe recalcitrant acne, or cystic acne is the worst and most painful form of the skin condition, characterized by inflamed lumps that may result in depressed scars.
And in fact, his globally recognized anti-aging line was also first created in quite a similar fashion, saying "Well my whole journey started last year when I developed a homemade acne system to help clear my cystic acne, and a hair loss system for my own hair loss problems.
Isotretinoin is extremely effective in treating recalcitrant cystic acne, but patients who take it require careful counseling about birth control and regular monitoring for side effects.
Isotretinoin, which is uniquely effective for severe, cystic acne, is associated with retinoid embryopathy in about 28% of exposed fetuses.
Nineteen consecutive patients with recalcitrant comedonal, inflammatory, and/or mild to severe cystic acne were accrued to the study.