How Topical Retinoids Work

The dermatologists in our network are very fond of prescribing topical retinoids, like Retin-A. These creams and gels are very effective acne treatments, yet have relatively mild side effects. Many YoDerm patients ask how these treatments actually work, so we’ve done our best to describe exactly how retinoids treat and change your skin.

How Topical Retinoids Work

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The Difference Between Acne and Ingrown Hairs

We work directly with new patients every day to help them clear their skin. After looking over some recent consults, there were a handful of misconceptions that repeatedly came up. One of them in particular was that patients were mistaking ingrown hairs as acne. I’ve put together a small post that should help everyone and anyone distinguish between the two.

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Benzoyl Peroxide and Acne

Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is a key ingredient in the most commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) acne-treatments as well as some prescription medications. One of the first proven treatments for acne, it is often the first choice for those suffering from mild to moderate acne. So, what do you need to know about benzoyl peroxide and acne? Read-on and we cover it all!

Benzoyl Peroxide and Acne
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When and Why You Should See A Dermatologist for Acne

Some people experience the occasional breakout that they spot treat or ignore. Many others deal with a constant struggle to keep their skin clear of acne. This latter group can find some salvation in over-the-counter products, but many consider getting help from a dermatologist. Below we explain when one should make the jump to seeing a derm, as well as why one should.

<image> When and Why You Should See A Dermatologist For Acne

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