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Treatment for acne and improving overall skin tone - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi doc
Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you ?
User :   doc just today i have started using this proactive treatment for acne n pimples
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but they say not to use any other cream or facewash
User :   nw that m always at home i hav decided to use it only during the night
Doctor :  
What is the treatment that you are getting
Doctor :  
It is good to stop using any cream or face wash
User :   no, it is this proactive cream, suppose to b used a lot in the u.s
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
It is nothing more than a normal cosmetic
User :   no but during the day n while bathing then wt do i use for my face
Doctor :   May I know which place you are chatting from?

User :  
Doctor :   Ok

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Use Acnil cream instead
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Can use it 2 times daily
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morning and night
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after washing the face
User :   with what???
Doctor :   Normal soap, which you are used to

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Should not change it frequently
User :   now is this cream non comodogenic and non acnegenic
Doctor :  
or if you are comfortable, you can use Acnil soap as well
User :   ???
Doctor :  
It is against acne
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So no problem with it
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It is medically approved and not a cosmetic
User :   doc actually i hav discussed these issues wid u earlier but all the doctors said to go for non comodogenic n non acneginc cream , but in the store on none of the creams i find that y is it so???? n pls can u name some if u knw???
Doctor :   Yes, in India it is not mentioned routinely on all the cosmetics

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but this is fine
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You need not worry
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You can go ahead with Acnil
User :   ok just for my info any other cream or facewash that is against acne????
Doctor :   Yes there are

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Aclene,
Doctor :   Aclin, acgel
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but the same medicament
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Are you there?
User :   nw r these available in mumbai
Doctor :  
Yes, they are
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availabe at all leading pharmacies
User :   ok
User :   these also hav face washes????
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
I have already mentioned about Acnil
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You can try that
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Go for one
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That is enough
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I hope you are getting it
User :   r moisturisers also available???
User :   yes very much
Doctor :   Yes, they are

Doctor :  
But moisturisers are not for you
User :   ok , shall get it rite away
Doctor :  
as it shall increase the problem
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Refrain from moisturisers and other cosmetics
User :   ok coz the proactive wants me to apply a non comodogenic moisturiser after the treatment
User :   so is it okm, even if i dont???
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
You need not apply any moisturiser as of now
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Along with these
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I hope that you know other tips
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like washing your face regularly
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every hour if possible
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and dry it gently
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Avoid oily foods
User :   ok
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Do a good exercise everday
User :   ok
User :   doc m also spending my whole day losing weight , earlier i was applying a cocoa butter cream for stretch marks but as i sweat i guess evrythng is washed out, nw shud i concentrate on losing weight or removing the marks????
Doctor :   Loosing weight

Doctor :  
Marks, there is not much evidence to remove it
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Should consult a dermatologist
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and you can get advanced laser treatments for the same
User :   but if i lose weight will it help in anyway
Doctor :  
Sure
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It shall help
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in improving the overall skin tone and complexion
User :   doc is it true that swimming shrinks the body and can reduce stretch marks effectively
Doctor :   It softens the skin

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as you shall be in water
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but further than that I am not sure
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but as it reduces weight and also softens
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you will surely find improvement, that is clear
User :   no as in it is good for stretch marks or no????
User :   oh ok clear
User :   doc in future i hav some plans in media, as in is it difficult to be an actor in films if u hav stretch marks????
Doctor :   There are advance treatments available

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and should not worry in that aspect
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Any mark can be got rid of with the new treatments
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mainly Laser
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and cosmetic surgeries as well
User :   no that is after i hav enuf money but for nw to start off , will it b a problem to me???
User :   as in to start off as an actor???
Doctor :   You will have to shell amount some amount to get the things done

Doctor :  
and on other aspects
Doctor :  
I am not a professional in that
User :   k
Doctor :  
Do you have any other health queries?
User :   no. hw do i get thru a dermatologist
User :   ?
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :  
Do want the skin specialists in mumbai?
User :   yes
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   Follow the above link
User :   k
Doctor :  
There is a list of the dermatologists in Mumbai
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no that is all. thx
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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