What smart skin products can I use to get rid of my acne problems?

There are several great acne products that one can get without a prescription and many that are not that good. In some cases, these over-the-counter products are all that one needs. In other cases, prescription-strength products are needed. If someone has scars, this is not the same as skin stains, then one should see a board-certified Dermatologist for treatment immediately as any new lesions can result in more scarring, which is not easy to treat.


For CLOGGED pores (blackheads and small whiteheads):

By far and away, the most effective treatment available without a prescription is Differin gel. This medicine was only available by prescription until recently. It takes months to see significant improvement, but it works well. Our Alpha-Beta Acne pads (click here to see) are very good as well, especially for those with oily skin, but should not replace Differin Gel. Other products, such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are slightly helpful. Our Clarifying Cleanser (click here to see) contains salicylic acid and can be used as a face wash for those with oily skin.

For inflammatory acne (pustules and red bumps):

Benzoyl peroxide is available in a gel, cream, and wash. The wash can be used for the trunk (back, chest, shoulders), but is less effective than the gel or cream. Some people are allergic to this product and it is irritating. It is very effective at killing the bacteria that causes acne. Our Acne Control Serum (click here to see) contains Benzoyl Peroxide and is well tolerated by most.

Our Acne Treatment kit contains Clarifying Cleanser, Acne Control Serum, Alpha-Beta Pads, and a sunscreen. This has everything that you need, except Differin Gel for those with clogged pores.

Best Dermatologist Near Me

People often ask, “Who is the best dermatologist”? That is a difficult question to answer and really has several parts. First, is “Who is the most competent?” And the second is, “Who is the most honest?” In many cases, the most competent Dermatologist is not the most honest. Often the “nicest” Dermatologist is not the most competent. Being “nice” does not mean that they are “good/competent”. There are many treatments for Acne, a good Dermatologist must find the safest and most cost-effective products for their patients. Skin smart dermatology.

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Robert S. Bader, M.D., Dermatologist