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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience Dermatology
ACNE IN SPA: Spas are not the best place to get any kind of medical treatment. Microdermabrasion, acne cleanings and superficial peels are all good therapies for y ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Serious Rx needed: Acne on the trunk won't respond well to anything you can do on your own. Start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your personal ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: There are now in many different creams and pills available to treat acne that is either mild or severe. They suggest you see a dermatologist to see wh ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Vague: The cited symptoms are too vague to provide for much of a response. Skin issues most often require direct observation for assessment. Past history, re ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Keratosis Pilaris: You likely have Keratosis Pilaris, which is keratin build up which covers the fine vellus hair follicles that most people have on their arms, and bloc ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Fractional Laser: Fractional laser can reduce the appearance of acne scars. This should be performed by a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
You need: You need a retinoid like differin, retin-a, tazorac (tazarotene).
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Yes: The first or primary lesion in acne is a clogged pore or blackhead/whitehead. This becomes inflammed and infected for many people. Treatment depends ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Forget pop remedies: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a l ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Worth a try: If you have a more severe form of acne like cystic or nodular it probably won't work for you, if not, Pro-Active is worth a try. It is reasonably pri ... Read More

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