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Suffering from Acne, given Tretin and Zyclin. Any side effects of peeling?

I am 26 year old male suffering from acne on my face and back from 8 year recently i have visited a doctor who has given me tretin-0.025 ,zyclin cream for face to apply in night and morning respectively and doxy-1and isotrin tablet and also told me for the peeling so i want to know that is there any side effect of peeling and what are the benefit of peeling.Dose peeling remove acne 100% . Is peeling is necessary to cure acne without peeling is there any other cure. Also tell me the reason how acne occurs.
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi Aman,
Thanks for writing to us.
The treatment plan suggested by your doctor is good.
Chemical peels when done by a dermatologist is a safe procedure. Peels as such work to remove the superficial layers of skin, help in collagen remodelling, disperse melanin and melanin producing cells, also get accumulated in pilo sebaceous units thus helping in giving an even toned skin, reduce fine lines, help in pigmentation problems and acne. With peels also there is no guarantee that acne will go 100 percent and would not come back. Peeling is not necessary to cure acne. It is just an adjuvant treatment that will help in early resolution of the lesions and give better results. Simple intake of isotretinoin with tretinoin cream and clindamycing gel would be effective too.
Hope that helps
Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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