derm glossary

A resource of all the terms you ever needed or wanted to know

Isotretinoin

What is Isotretinoin? Isotretinoin is a prescription medication. Isotretinoin is used to treat severe acne. Severe acne causes large, deep, painful cysts and nodules. When the acne clears, it often leaves scars behind. This type of acne can be difficult to treat. When other treatments fail, isotretinoin may be an option. This treatment often results in a prolonged, may be permanent, clearance of acne. How to Use Isotretinoin Before your doctor can prescribe this medication, you must enroll in a USFDA program, agree to see your dermatologist for follow-ups, and sign forms stating that you understand the risks of isotretinoin. Precautions Speak to your doctor about any medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal or dietary supplements, as well as any other acne...

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Valacyclovir

Treat your herpes outbreaks with Valacyclovir. Relieve pain and discomfort from your cold sores or genital herpes with Valacyclovir by scheduling an appointment with our online dermatologist.

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Bactrim

What is Bactrim? Bactrim, also known as trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, is an oral antibiotic. What Does Bactrim Treat? Acne can be caused by many things, from hormones and excessive oil production to bacteria and irregular shedding of the skin. Bactrim targets the growth of bacteria and reduces the inflamed and infected hair follicles that cause moderate to severe acne. Acne affects between 40-50 million Americans, making it the most common skin condition in the US. It is painful, frustrating, and plays a large role in lowered self-esteem. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available, like Bactrim. Your dermatologist will be able to tell you if this is a good treatment option or may recommend a combination of medications and products to help...

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Minocycline

Treat acne and rosacea with the help of Minocycline foam or oral antibiotic. Reduce inflammation and improve your skin with this acne and rosacea treatment online.

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Doxycycline

Are you suffering from rosacea or adult acne? Doxycycline can be used to treat the pimples and abscesses caused by acne or rosacea. Schedule a virtual appointment to discuss an online prescription treatment.

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Spironolactone

While Spironolactone can treat acne, it can also stop hair loss and promote hair growth in women. Learn more about the benefits of spironolactone!

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Finasteride

Say goodbye to your male pattern baldness with Finasteride. Increase hair growth and slow down hair loss with this once-a-day tablet get it online now!

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Latanoprost

Latanoprost increases hair follicles to give you fuller eyelashes. Learn more about this amazing treatment and schedule an appointment for an online prescription.

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Dapsone

What is Dapsone? Dapsone is part of a class of medications called sulfone antibiotics. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria as well as decreasing inflammation. What Does Dapsone Treat? Dapsone is used topically to treat acne in children, teenagers, and adults. It comes in the form of a gel that is applied to the skin once or twice daily. It may take up to 12 weeks to see the full benefit of dapsone gel. How to Use Dapsone Begin by washing the affected area and pat dry with a towel. Spread a pea-sized amount of the gel in a thin layer over the affected area. Gently rub it into the skin. You may see particles in...

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Tranexamic Acid

Tranexamic acid is a new, safe way to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation in the skin. Safe for all skin types and complexions!

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Kojic Acid

Kojic acid can be used to treat hyperpigmentation, lighten scars, improve acne, and get rid of fungal infections. Here’s what you need to know about kojic acid products.

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Metronidazole

Metronidazole can be used to treat rosacea and adult acne. It reduces inflammation and redness as well as the number of pimples in the affected area. Learn more now.

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Ivermectin

Ivermectin is a safe, and effective treatment for severe rosacea lesions. Learn more about Ivermectin online prescription for rosacea.

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Azelaic Acid

Azelaic acid can be used to treat acne, improve hyperpigmentation, lighten skin, reduce the appearance of rosacea, and more!

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Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone can be used to reduce hyperpigmentation and improve the appearance of darks spots, freckles, acne scars and more.

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Tretinoin

What is Tretinoin? Tretinoin is used to treat acne and other skin conditions. Learn more and schedule an appointment for an online prescription treatment.

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Clindamycin

Clindamycin is used topically to treat acne and other skin conditions. Treatment details, precautions, and side effects of Clindamycin.

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Minoxidil

Are you dealing with hair loss or thinning hair? Minoxidil can be used to help hair growth for men and women and treat male pattern baldness.

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