- Q How do retinoids treat acne?
Dr. Doris Day, DermatologyThe wonderful part about retinoids is that they affect several of the most important steps in the path to acne formation. They get to the root problem of acne by preventing microcomedo (plugged hair follicle) formation. They decrease the number... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for acne?
Acne treatments depend on each person's individual case. For mild acne, over-the-counter products like soaps, gels, and creams usually work well. For moderate or severe acne, prescription medications are the next step. Topical medications-medicines that... Full Answer
- Q How often do I moisturize my skin when taking prescription acne medication?