Acne Treatments While Pregnant

Ken asks…

How to get rid of old acne scars and stretch marks.?

Does anyone know any treatments, varying from old wives’ recipes to chemical treatments?

admin answers:

OK, How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks:
1: Start early. Once they pass the initial stage (when they are red, purple, pink, or
brown, depending on the color of your skin) and become white or silver
(reerthrytyseydeep indentation), it’s far more difficult to minimize them.
2 Massage the area with stretch marks three or four times a day with moisturizers
that contain cocoa butter as a prime ingredient.Massage the area with stretch marks
three or four times a day with moisturizers that contain cocoa butter as a prime
ingredient. This hydrates the skin, making it more pliant. Again, this is most effective
in the initial stage.
3: Apply self-tanner.Apply self-tanner. It will help minimize the appearance of stretch
marks. Exfoliate beforehand for best results.
4: Educate yourself about topical treatments. Many are advertised to “repair” stretch
marks, but few have actually been proven to be effective. Here’s the scoop on what’s
available:
Wheat germ oil – may help improve stretch marks in their early phase.[1]Glycolic
acid – increases collagen production; can be administered in higher doses by a
dermatologist (costs about $100 USD and requires three or four office visits before
you see results) has not been fully studied by itself. A good topical treatment that
contains Glycolic acid as its primary ingredient is Stretta from Zenmed. Glycolic
Acid helps to gently remove the upper layer of the skin.[2]Vitamin C – certain
formulations might increase collagen production, but they’ll only help with
early-stage stretch marks; for best results, combine with glycolic acid; taking
500 mg of Vitamin C supplements three times a day may also help.
[3] Another great product that contains Vitamin C and can treat early stage of
stretch marks is “iS Clinical Super Serum Advance.”[4]
Relastin – the effectiveness of this product is unknown and unverified[5]Peptide-
containing products – these “repair” creams are ineffective; there’s no evidence
that they work.[6]Retinoids – they’re fairly effective in increasing collagen and elastic
production in the early stages, but they should be avoided if you’re pregnant or nursing
they’re more effective when used in combination with glycolic acid.[7]Topical tretinoin
can lighten stretch marks and reduce their size if applied in the earlier stages.[8]
Specifically, tretinoin cream is effective against stretch marks that are less than 6
weeks old, and are still pink or red, but it should not be used during pregnancy. It
works by helping to rebuild collagen, but it’s not effective against older stretch marks.
5: Consider laser treatment. It’s used to treat both red/purple and white stretch marks
and generally it works by promoting the formation of collagen. It can be expensive,
however, and effectiveness is limited. Vascular lasers – won’t remove superficial skin,
but are effective against redness by treating the blood vessels behind it (V-Beam,
requires three to six sessions, about $450 per session)[1]Fractionated laser -
minimizes older, more entrenched stretch marks in a process comparable to
“smudging”; expect to pay around $1000 USD per session, and you’ll need at least
three sessions; yields about a 30% improvement.[2] New generation fractional lasers
can improve depressed skin, whiteness, and redness in one to three sessions
[3]Pulsed dye laser therapy – “remodels” the underlying layers of skin and trigger the
production of collagen and elastin; it’s most effective on new stretch marks, but might
be effective on older ones.[4] The light heats blood vessels and makes them collapse
so that the color is reduced, but it doesn’t affect texture. Five treatments, one month
apart, $500-800 per treatment.[5] It is not recommended for anyone with a dark skin
tone (Fitzpatrick Skin Type IV, V or VI) because of the potential for skin discoloration,
and it should not be used while pregnant or nursing.[6]Fractional photothermolysis
also targets the underlying layers of skin; it damages small dot-like areas, not the
entire area. [7]The excimer laser triggers melanin production so that stretch marks
take on the same color as the surrounding skin. This can be effective against older
stretch marks. [8] Excimer laser is for older marks. 10-20 treatments, two weeks
apart, $200-700 per treatment.[9] Look into microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion
works by blowing crystals onto the skin to “polish” the surface; it’s followed by a
vacuum tube that removes the crystals and skin cells, stimulating new skin growth.
This is effective against older stretch marks. WHOA ! That was alot of typing ! All i
can say now is good luck with it. OK, now acne scars: you need a chemical peel
for this OK ( cost about $250 USD ), but i do not know if there are any places near
you that do this ? It`s very, very affective so go check it out OK, again good luck
with it.

Mark asks…

What treatment can I use to cure polycystic ovaries?

my doctor said I had polycystic ovaries due to over use of clomid, what can i use to rectify this mistake.

admin answers:

How is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) treated?
Because there is no cure for PCOS, it needs to be managed to prevent problems. Treatments are based on the symptoms each patient is having and whether she wants to conceive or needs contraception. Below are descriptions of treatments used for PCOS.

Birth control pills. For women who don’t want to become pregnant, birth control pills can regulate menstrual cycles, reduce male hormone levels, and help to clear acne. However, the birth control pill does not cure PCOS. The menstrual cycle will become abnormal again if the pill is stopped. Women may also think about taking a pill that only has progesterone, like Provera, to regulate the menstrual cycle and prevent endometrial problems. But progesterone alone does not help reduce acne and hair growth.

Diabetes Medications. The medicine, Metformin, also called Glucophage, which is used to treat type 2 diabetes, also helps with PCOS symptoms. Metformin affects the way insulin regulates glucose and decreases the testosterone production. Abnormal hair growth will slow down and ovulation may return after a few months of use. These medications will not cause a person to become diabetic.

Fertility Medications. The main fertility problem for women with PCOS is the lack of ovulation. Even so, her husband’s sperm count should be checked and her tubes checked to make sure they are open before fertility medications are used. Clomiphene (pills) and Gonadotropins (shots) can be used to stimulate the ovary to ovulate. PCOS patients are at increased risk for multiple births when using these medications. In vitro Fertilization (IVF) is sometimes recommended to control the chance of having triplets or more. Metformin can be taken with fertility medications and helps to make PCOS women ovulate on lower doses of medication.

Medicine for increased hair growth or extra male hormones. If a woman is not trying to get pregnant there are some other medicines that may reduce hair growth. Spironolactone is a blood pressure medicine that has been shown to decrease the male hormone’s effect on hair. Propecia, a medicine taken by men for hair loss, is another medication that blocks this effect. Both of these medicines can affect the development of a male fetus and should not be taken if pregnancy is possible. Other non-medical treatments such as electrolysis or laser hair removal are effective at getting rid of hair. A woman with PCOS can also take hormonal treatment to keep new hair from growing.

Surgery. Although it is not recommended as the first course of treatment, surgery called ovarian drilling is available to induce ovulation. The doctor makes a very small incision above or below the navel, and inserts a small instrument that acts like a telescope into the abdomen. This is called laparoscopy. The doctor then punctures the ovary with a small needle carrying an electric current to destroy a small portion of the ovary. This procedure carries a risk of developing scar tissue on the ovary. This surgery can lower male hormone levels and help with ovulation. But these effects may only last a few months. This treatment doesn’t help with increased hair growth and loss of scalp hair.

A healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is another way women can help manage PCOS. Since obesity is common with PCOS, a healthy diet and physical activity help maintain a healthy weight, which will help the body lower glucose levels, use insulin more efficiently, and may help restore a normal period. Even loss of 10% of her body weight can help make a woman’s cycle more regular.

How does Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affect a woman while pregnant?
There appears to be a higher rate of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, and premature delivery in women with PCOS. Researchers are studying how the medicine, metformin, prevents or reduces the chances of having these problems while pregnant, in addition to looking at how the drug lowers male hormone levels and limits weight gain in women who are obese when they get pregnant.

Robert asks…

What product is best for getting rid of and preventing breakouts/spots/acne?

I have tried a few but they don’t work too well.

admin answers:

I personally recommend cutting dairy out of your diet completely that includes milk, ice cream, yoghurt, cream etc This is because you drink the hormones in milk which come from a pregnant cow which means you may be getting an overdose of these hormones which are then producing pimples/acne. Some peoples bodies can tolerate while others cant.
Secondly, 2-3 times a week squeeze fresh lemon and put it directly on your skin. Let it dry for at least 20mins then wash it off with warm water. It will sting but it will leave your skin soft and fresh it will also help get rid of scarring over time. There is no FAST treatment but try these and i guarantee you will see results in at least 2 weeks.

I have dealt with acne for 5 years these were the only two treatments that worked after MANY MANY trial and errors.
GOOD LUCK!

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