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Dr. Michael P. Tabibian

Dermatology
Ehrenberg, AZ
32 years experience

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Dermatology

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English

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 32 years experience
Could be many: You may not have "acne" in the traditional sense, but a hair follicle infection that when becomes larger (by involving adjacent follicles), is referred to as an abscess. The usual bacteria is a staph bacteria. This infection could have been acquired from other people (i.e. potentially they are contagious) or can sometimes be due to medications such as testosterone or DHEA supplementation.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 32 years experience
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is certainly more potent in real clinical settings. However, it is quite concentration dependent. I do not find the 2% concentrations to be very effective vs. the 4% concentrations (or higher if compounded) that you can get by prescription. Nonetheless, Arbutin could be quite effective as a stand alone treatment for milder cases of hyperpigmentation.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 32 years experience
Hyperpigmentation: The question is what is the underlying cause of the discoloration. Usually some sort of inflammation precedes it. This could be due to an irritation due to chemicals or even some types of fungi. The best thing to do is wear a sunscreen on a daily basis until you have your skin evaluated to see what the underlying rash could be that is causing the hyperpigmentation.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tabibian is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tabibian is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Medical/Graduate school

UCLA
Graduated 1989MD
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