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    Hey there.
    Can anyone tell me how i could get rid of acne . But something that is long term and can stop future break outs. Also is there a way of fading acne scars. Especially the light brown ones they leave behind. Since i have really light skin it sticks out more and im trying to find a way of getting rid of them or at least make them fade.
    Are there any suggestion/tips/homemade remedies that could help?
    Thankyou
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    I take lymecycline tablets, 400mg a day. It's a small improvement day-to-day, but after 8 weeks (seems like nothing) it's gone down A LOT. But I was prescribed this by my GP. You should probably just try go to your own doctor. IMHO, homemade stuff doesn't really work, and when it does it's very inconsistent.
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    You would need to go to your GP for an assessment and they may prescribe you an antibiotic to take until it clears up and keep you on a maintenance dose for a certain period of time.

    Common antibiotics for acne are Lymecycline 408mg once a day or Oxytetracycline four times a day.

    They could also prescribe a cream/gel, duac and epiduo being the most common ones that I see.

    It would be up to your GP to decide which would be best for you.
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    Thx guys for your feedback. I'll be asking my doctor for it.
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    I recommend trying to get a referral from your GP to see a dermatologist, who can prescribe you accutane. Worked a treat for me.
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    (Original post by zero766)
    I recommend trying to get a referral from your GP to see a dermatologist, who can prescribe you accutane. Worked a treat for me.
    Would depend on the severity of posters acne

    Accutane is a drug of last resort for acne and most dermatologists would want to have seen some evidence of other treatments being tried before prescribing such a thing.
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    (Original post by IGX_RSV2)
    Would depend on the severity of posters acne

    Accutane is a drug of last resort for acne and most dermatologists would want to have seen some evidence of other treatments being tried before prescribing such a thing.
    There is no other treatment that can actually fix acne. Too many doctors try to mess about and have you on a bunch of antibiotics which is such a waste of time, it will not cure anything unless it is very mild acne, in which case you could probably just wash more often and you would get the same result. Even if those people where antibiotics do work, it is not a permanent cure and more often than not, when you get off the antibiotics the acne will return, and seeing as antibiotics are not meant to be used in long periods (they will destroy your body's own natural bacteria) it's unlikely that antibiotics work as a long term solution to many people's acne.

    I know I wish I hadn't have wasted time loading my body up on stupid antibiotics that didn't do anything to help me and should've just gotten prescribed accutane straight away.


    This is all my opinion of course. I don't believe accutane should be prescribed based on severity of acne, as severity is not a reliable indicator of how it is affecting one's life. I would say this: How badly is the acne affecting your mental well-being? Have you tried one other form of treatment (there is a version of accutane that comes in a cream for example, which you could try)

    If is affecting you a lot and you've tried another method, then I say go for accutane. Try one course of antibiotics if you really want to, but definitely don't let your doctor do what mine did and try 5000 different types of antibiotics. If one doesn't work, none will. Don't waste your time!
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    Epiduo is the best. At a certain point of time into using it. Pimples would vanish literally overnight.
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    Accutane is probably your best bet, I had 4 rounds of tetracycline and my acne kept on coming back.

    Currently taking Accutane and I think it seems to be working well, fingers crossed.
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    Just leave them.
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    As others have said, see your GP about treatment. As for the scars, most will fade in time provided they're not severe. I know there are certain oils like Bio-Oil which helps reduce the appearance of scars and other stuff, but I'm not sure it's suitable for use on your face, might even make it worse.
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    Ive heard things about retinoids.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLYszMuB-RQ

    Focus on the cause of acne. Teenagers generate more oil/ sebum so you are more prone to acne....but that SHOULD NOT mean you will have acne.
    Btw that video 100% works it worked for me and other people I know. But. the problem is most people would rather have bad skin then change their diet.
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    Try natural remedies first search online. Have you ever heard of black soap? Works a treat
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    the best method for acne that works for all involves 3 ingredients, it will get rid of your acne in a day. get some Doritos ( they have to be cool original or it wont work!) get some toothpaste (has to be colgate) and then put the doritos and empty the toothpaste into a blender, after that add the final ingredient which is Dr Pepper (diet) ( this will make it easier to scrub into the pores) then blend that stuff real good until its a paste and then rub it onto your face/acne and leave it. this will heal your acne dont listen to the other bogus treatments.
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    (Original post by zero766)
    There is no other treatment that can actually fix acne. Too many doctors try to mess about and have you on a bunch of antibiotics which is such a waste of time, it will not cure anything unless it is very mild acne, in which case you could probably just wash more often and you would get the same result. Even if those people where antibiotics do work, it is not a permanent cure and more often than not, when you get off the antibiotics the acne will return, and seeing as antibiotics are not meant to be used in long periods (they will destroy your body's own natural bacteria) it's unlikely that antibiotics work as a long term solution to many people's acne.

    I know I wish I hadn't have wasted time loading my body up on stupid antibiotics that didn't do anything to help me and should've just gotten prescribed accutane straight away.


    This is all my opinion of course. I don't believe accutane should be prescribed based on severity of acne, as severity is not a reliable indicator of how it is affecting one's life. I would say this: How badly is the acne affecting your mental well-being? Have you tried one other form of treatment (there is a version of accutane that comes in a cream for example, which you could try)

    If is affecting you a lot and you've tried another method, then I say go for accutane. Try one course of antibiotics if you really want to, but definitely don't let your doctor do what mine did and try 5000 different types of antibiotics. If one doesn't work, none will. Don't waste your time!
    Thats great and all, but GP's have treatment pathways/guidelines that they generally have to abide by before referral to secondary care. Accutane requires a referral to secondary care so the patient can be assessed as to whether it's suitable or not by a specialist. For most things GP's have to attempt to treat said medical condition in primary care.

    Acne can be effectively treated in primary care by specific antibiotics and/or cream/gels. of course there will always be people who require specialist treatment, but at the end of the day, it's up to the patient's GP to make that decision.
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    (Original post by IGX_RSV2)
    Thats great and all, but GP's have treatment pathways/guidelines that they generally have to abide by before referral to secondary care. Accutane requires a referral to secondary care so the patient can be assessed as to whether it's suitable or not by a specialist. For most things GP's have to attempt to treat said medical condition in primary care.

    Acne can be effectively treated in primary care by specific antibiotics and/or cream/gels. of course there will always be people who require specialist treatment, but at the end of the day, it's up to the patient's GP to make that decision.
    IMO the "primary care" (being antibiotics etc) is just as these drugs are seen to be more mild and there is less risk of you suing them if things somehow went wrong.

    The truth is, there are a lot of horror stories (can't get an erection while using accutane blah blah) which is just made up stuff. For many, including myself, antibiotics do nothing whatsoever.

    I don't want to be held liable if somebody somehow says they had really bad side effects from accutane, so I'm not going to tell people what to do, only make recommendations. And in my view, accutane will stomp out acne and make you feel better sooner rather than later. I put off the inevitable by avoiding accutane, and there's no reason anybody should waste time as I did.
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    Acne just gets on my nerves because I have had this for at least 6 years and nothing works. These spots actually hurt and it doesn't go away no matter what.
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    I feel you. I tried everything for so many years. I would say try duac and lymecycline tablets which will reduce your acne. I always got dark spots after my acne faded. To get rid of these, I used skin lightening cream (a safe one) and it reduced it a little
 
 
 
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