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Transformation of facial skin
An_207975 posted:
Hello all !
I've been in great trouble from the past one year. Hope someone could help me.
About a one and half years back, my face was clear. But now its more of a combination skin. I started with a skin treatment that lasted for about 10 months, which was on no use, as the doc himself backed out. He couldn't do much about it. Now I can say I own a few scars and bigger pores and small acne's! Thanks to the pollution of a metropolitan city, the air conditioners, and the so call skin treatment.
I need to fix my problem:
1) Do acne's spread from person- to- person ?
2) How do I close my large pores in the T- zone and around the upper cheeks?

Thanks and Regards,
Mary Ruth Buchness, MD responded:
Dear Mit,
Acne cannot spread from person to person. The pore size is determined by genetics and sun damage. We don't have a lot of control over it. Sometimes, using a prescription retinoid, like Retin A or Tazorac, will make the pores smaller. You can also try a clay mask 3 times a week if you don't want to consult another dermatologist. I think that you should consider trying another dermatologist though, because acne can certainly be controlled!

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