What it is?
Cystic Acne are large, red and painful pimple break outs that form deep in the skin.
Large, red and painful pimples that can be felt developing under the skin.
Cystic acne can be caused by androgen hormones, clogged pores, bacteria and spreading from previous pimples bursting and spreading the bacteria. Cystic acne can also be hereditary.
Epiduo – 0.1% adapalene\2.5% benzoyl peroxide – treatment of acne volaris
Think of Epiduo® Gel as a nightmare for your breakouts. It is the most prescribed branded topical acne agent in the world.
Epiduo Gel is the only antibiotic-free topical acne treatment with a fixed dose combination of 0.1% adapalene and 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. It helps clear up the breakouts you have now and helps prevent future pimples from forming. It also comes in a convenient pump, so treating breakouts can quickly become a part of your everyday routine.
Benzoyl peroxide is one of the two effective medicines in Epiduo Gel. It’s an antimicrobial which kills the bacteria that lead to breakouts and helps prevent pimples from coming back.
Adapalene is a type of retinoid, and the other medicine in Epiduo Gel. It unclogs blocked pores, helping to stop acne from forming under the skin’s surface and decreasing the redness, swelling and inflammation associated with pimples.
Having both ingredients in a single treatment could also mean fewer co-pays. Use a pea-sized amount on the affected areas daily, and you may only need a refill once every 3 months.
Some people using Epiduo Gel experience redness, scaling, dryness, stinging and/or burning—if that happens and it bothers you, get in touch with your doctor.
Two simple steps – that’s all it takes to get your Epi•Do•Over happening.
- first step When you wake up, or just before bedtime, wash your face with a gentle, non-soap cleanser, such as Cetaphil® DERMACONTROL™ Oil Control Foam Wash. Gently pat your face dry with a soft towel, don’t scrub it.
- The second step Using a pea-sized amount, apply a thin layer of antibiotic-free Epiduo Gel to each of the affected areas of your face (e.g., forehead, chin, each cheek). Avoid the areas around your eyes and lips.
You may also use a gentle moisturizer on your face afterward, ideally one with SPF protection during the day.
Expect more from your treatment. Like results.
- The dual action of Epiduo® (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel 0.1%/2.5% will give you results. It’s been proven safe and effective for short- and long-term acne treatment. Clinical trials with thousands of patients showed that many people’s breakouts visibly improved and continued to get better with consistent treatment.
- Even when your breakouts are under control, Epiduo Gel is safe to use, as recommended by a doctor, to keep your skin on the right track.
- As with most acne treatments, Epiduo Gel may come with mild side effects. If your skin is irritated at first, you should see improvements after the first couple of weeks. Typical side effects associated with short-term and long-term use of Epiduo Gel are redness, scaling, dryness, stinging and burning where applied. A non-comedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil® DERMACONTROL™ Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 can help if your skin becomes dry. Unless major discomfort occurs, it’s best to keep using Epiduo Gel to make sure you’re on the right path. But don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor if you have major discomfort or if you have any questions or issues at all.
Treatment used for
- Topical salicylic acid is used to help clear and prevent pimples and skin blemishes in people who have acne.
- Topical salicylic acid is also used to treat skin conditions that involve scaling or overgrowth of skin cells such as psoriasis (a skin disease in which red, scaly patches form on some areas of the body), ichthyoses (inborn conditions that cause skin dryness and scaling), dandruff, corns, calluses, and warts on the hands or feet.
- Topical salicylic acid should not be used to treat genital warts, warts on the face, warts with hair growing from them, warts in the nose or mouth, moles, or birthmarks. Salicylic acid is in a class of medications called keratolytic agents.
- Topical salicylic acid treats acne by reducing swelling and redness and unplugging blocked skin pores to allow pimples to shrink. It treats other skin conditions by softening and loosening dry, scaly, or thickened skin so that it falls off or can be removed easily.
- Topical salicylic acid comes as a cloth (a pad or wipe used to cleanse the skin), cream, lotion, liquid, gel, ointment, shampoo, wipe, pad, and patch to apply to the skin or scalp.
- Topical salicylic acid comes in several strengths, including certain products that are only available with a prescription.
- Topical salicylic acid may be used as often as several times a day or as infrequently as several times a week, depending on the condition being treated and the product being used. Follow the directions on the package label or your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use salicylic acid exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than directed on the package or prescribed by your doctor.
- If you are using topical salicylic acid to treat acne, your skin may become dry or irritated at the beginning of your treatment. To prevent this, you may apply the product less often at first, and then gradually begin to apply the product more often after your skin has adjusted to the medication. If your skin becomes dry or irritated at any time during your treatment, you may apply the product less often. Talk to your doctor or check the package label for more information.
- Apply a small amount of the salicylic acid product to one or two small areas you want to treat for 3 days when you begin to use this medication for the first time. If no reaction or discomfort occurs, use the product as directed on the package or on your prescription label.
- Do not swallow topical salicylic acid. Be careful not to get topical salicylic acid in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you accidentally get topical salicylic acid in your eyes, nose, or mouth, flush the area with water for 15 minutes.
- Do not apply topical salicylic acid to skin that is broken, red, swollen, irritated, or infected.
- Only apply topical salicylic acid to the areas of skin that are affected by your skin condition. Do not apply topical salicylic acid to large areas of your body unless your doctor tells you that you should.
- Do not cover the skin where you applied topical salicylic acid with a bandage or dressing unless your doctor tells you that you should.
- If you are using topical salicylic acid to treat acne or certain other skin condition, it may take several weeks or longer for you to feel the full benefit of the medication. Your condition may worsen during the first few days of treatment as your skin adjusts to the medication.
- Read the package label of the topical salicylic acid product you are using very carefully. The label will tell you how to prepare your skin before you apply the medication, and exactly how you should apply the medication. Follow these directions carefully.
If you have moderate to severe acne that hasn’t gotten better with other treatments, a retinoid may help. When spread on the skin, retinoids can unclog pores, allowing other medicated creams and gels to work better. They also reduce acne outbreaks by preventing dead cells from clogging pores. By clearing acne and reducing outbreaks, they may also reduce the formation of acne scars.
Retinoid pills treat oil production, bacteria that cause acne, and inflammation.
Treatment used for
Since the first retinoid was approved for acne in 1971, these drugs have been hailed by many as a cure-all for skin problems. Although retinoids may not be the answer to every skin condition, there are several with proven results.
How to use: Smooth a retinoid cream over the skin once a day 20 to 30 minutes after washing your face.
Light Stim – LED light therapy blue light – acne/ amber- builds collegen electain/ red circulation
LightStim patented LED Light Therapy is a powerful, effective, and natural solution to help achieve clear and healthy skin. It can be used on all skin types and tones. In just minutes a day, you can heal existing blemishes, minimize future breakouts, and recapture your radiant glow. Just like plants, our skin and other body tissues have the ability to absorb light and convert it into energy.
LightStim uses LED light therapy to deliver light energy in similar way plants absorb light energy from the sun. LightStim emits UV-free, beneficial light rays that energize cells and stimulate the body’s natural process to build new proteins and regenerate cells. Each LightStim product is composed of different wavelengths or colours of light. When this beneficial light is applied directly to the skin it can help to increase collagen and elastin production, reduce inflammation, speed healing, increase circulation, and destroy acne bacteria.
Treatment used for
Acne breakouts occur when our glands produce an excess amount of sebum (oil), clogging pores and allowing bacteria to grow.
This excess bacteria forms pustules or acne on the skin’s surface.
Blue light destroys acne-causing bacteria and Red light reduces redness, together, they help to clear existing breakouts and prevent them in the future.
- FDA Cleared LightStim for Acne is FDA cleared to treat mild to moderate acne. Great for adults and teenagers.
- Clinically Proven Results – In numerous clinical studies Blue LED light therapy has been proven to be an effective treatment for acne, with no negative side effects.