Does Proactiv really work to clear acne?
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Proactiv for Acne
Acne is a medical condition, it is a result of clogged pores. Everyone has P.acne bacteria (Propionibacterium acne) that live on the skin, when there is an excess of sebum (oily skin) this causes the bacteria to multiply in the pores. This results in inflammation, redness, swelling, heat, tenderness and sometimes infections.
The best thing for you to do is to see a Board Certified Dermatologist. When you see a Dermatologist they will assess your skin and can prescribe medication as necessary for your acne. Prescription medications will always be more effective than products you buy over the counter.
There are a variety of different medications that are both topical and oral that can help improve your acne. Alternatively, there are also several different types of treatments like Isolaz or Photodynamic Therapy that can improve your acne without medications and will give you quicker improvement.
Consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see what the best option for your acne is.
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ProActiv works for some people
Yes, it can help acne but probably not
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Proactiv works for some acne
Please see a board-certified dermatologist and make sure you are on your way to acne-free skin. Glowing skin begins with a complete skincare plan, including topical retinoids such as Retin-A or Tazorac. These retinoids actually stop blackheads and whiteheads from forming. This should be the foundation of your skin care. Next, your dermatologist may recommend washes or other topical medications containing BP which can help. Proactiv is fine, too, if your dermatologist recommends it to you.