Ask an Expert - - Ask an Expert, March 18, 2010
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Ask an Expert – Ditch the creams to help prevent and manage your breakouts 

I’m 35 and I have bad acne. What can I do?

Dr. Kellett answers: The first thing is to get rid of anything that you’re using on your skin that’s a cream or a lotion. Do not use creams or lotions if you have acne. You should use gel preparations only. Often those creams and lotions are what is making you break out.

We also use something called photodynamic therapy in the clinic, and it’s a treatment that we can use with a drug called Levulan. People tend to like it because it’s not an oral medication, and most people don’t want to take pills. We can also do things like Silkpeels, which deliver anti-inflammatory ingredients into the skin. Diamond peels can also help get rid of dead skin cells and clean out the pores.

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