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What can be done for extreme oily skin - acne for a 40 year old?

What can be done for extreme oily skin - acne for a 40 year old?

Acne: There is a # of different topical and oral medications that can help your acne. Please see dermatologist or a primary care doc to discuss your options. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Hi Doc! Whats a good facial cleanser to help remove red acne marks/ post infammatory hyperpigmentation marks. The marks have been a problem . Thanks?

Hi Doc! Whats a good facial cleanser to help remove red acne marks/ post infammatory hyperpigmentation marks. The marks have been a problem . Thanks?

Basically you can't: I'm sorry. These are going to need to resolve on their own. A hydroquinone bleach may help the brown spots, but nothing will help with the red spots. You're an adult now and I'm sorry that you acne wasn't managed aggressively when you were younger. Take charge of its care until it remits on its own. If benzoyl peroxide isn' enough, your physician can Rx stronger medicine. ...Read more

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How can I resolve my facial skin clarity issue? I'm a guy?

How can I resolve my facial skin clarity issue? I'm a guy?

FACIAL SKIN CLARITY!: IF YOU MEAN "HOW TO HAVE A CLEAR FACE," THEN WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS WASH WITH A GENTLE SOAP TWO OR THREE TIMES A DAY; EAT WELL BY CUTTING OUT NUTS, CHOCOLATE, SUGARY FOODS, AND CUTTING DOWN ON DAIRY. IF THIS DOESN'T WORK, PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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How much scarring does a neck lift cause? I'd like a neck lift, but i'm worried about visible scars. I think i might prefer saggy skin over scarring. .

How much scarring does a neck lift cause? I'd like a neck lift, but i'm worried about visible scars. I think i might prefer saggy skin over scarring.

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Necklift scars: The scars are similar to a facelift, in front of the ear, curving around the earlobe and going behind the ear into the hairline. The scars are well hidden. There can be a little scar under the chin as well. ...Read more

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I wanted to become a dermatologist, after lookin through a book w/ the disorders i'm scared. Would becoming a medical esthetician be as rewarding?

I wanted to become a dermatologist, after lookin through a book w/ the disorders i'm scared. Would becoming a medical esthetician be as rewarding?

Yes: Dermatologists are fully trained md's with post medical school residency of 3-5 years. They are a respected subdiscipline of medicine. If you have the grades and the drive, by all means choose this pathway. A medical esthetician can have a wonderful career and is a good fall back position. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can a gp prescribe for red acne marks?

I'm curious as to what can a gp prescribe for red acne marks?

Scientific Rx: Post-acne redness isn't treatable. Let it fade on its own. The key is to keep new lesions from forming until the illness eventually remits. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What would be a great facial soap for acne prone skin?

What would be a great facial soap for acne prone skin?

Hypoallergenic: Basis soap, ivory snow, and neutrogena are all okay. Soap plays only a very minor role in controlling acne, which is a difficult, chronic disease that has little to do with cleanliness. ...Read more

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I'm going to do laser for facial telangectasia, i'm a little bite worried about leaving a scar , post infl. Hyperpigmentation or edema, what precautions?

I'm going to do laser for facial telangectasia, i'm a little bite worried about leaving a scar , post infl. Hyperpigmentation or edema, what precautions?

Laser: There are several different types of lasers that treat facial telangiectasia. The side effect profile of each different type of laser can differ, so it depends on which one your doctor will use. Be certain to discuss your concerns with your doctor before treatment. Be certain that it is a doctor that will be doing your treatment. ...Read more

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Does chin liposuction work as well as a face lift to get rid of a double chin? My saggy chin is really my biggest problem. A whole facelift seems like overkill. But i want to be sure that chin liposuction really gives good results. .

Does chin liposuction work as well as a face lift to get rid of a double chin? My saggy chin is really my biggest problem. A whole facelift seems like overkill. But i want to be sure that chin liposuction really gives good results.

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Depends: You probably mean your neck vs saggy chin! if you are young and the skin can shrink, liposuction may work well. If you if you are in your 40's or older, you may consider a surgical option. But strictly speaking a facelift and a neck liposcution are for two different clinical problems. ...Read more

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A canadian product called nisim hair shampoo reduces hairfall. Is it true? Plus canyou recommend effective hairloss shampoo. I'm a female and 22 yrs

A canadian product called nisim hair shampoo reduces hairfall. Is it true? Plus canyou recommend effective hairloss shampoo. I'm a female and 22 yrs

Hair care: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. Regarding Nisim - Healthtap Doctors are asked > ...Read more

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Retin a (tretinoin) vs proactive? I have oily skin& many pimples&blackheads/scars on my cheeks&forehead. Which is best i need clear skin b4wedding in may ! help

Retin a (tretinoin) vs proactive? I have oily skin& many pimples&blackheads/scars on my cheeks&forehead. Which is best i need clear skin b4wedding in may ! help

Get seen: You want to be clear for your wedding. Your acne's been neglected too long -- nowadays, no young woman should have scarring. Get with your personal physician; topicals are only 50% likely to clear it no matter how aggressively you use them. ...Read more

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I'm 64 yrs. Old & have problems with large pores on nose & chin which fill with blackheads; have tried retin a (tretinoin) did nothing.Would chemical peel help?

I'm 64 yrs. Old & have problems with large pores on nose & chin which fill with blackheads; have tried retin a (tretinoin)   did nothing.Would chemical peel help?

Rosacea: There is an adult variant of acne called "rosacea" which presents with large pores, oily skin, and redness of the nose, cheeks, and chin area. If this is what you have, other medications are likely to help, in particular, a topical antibiotic called "metrogel" or other oral antibiotics like Minocin (minocycline) or tetracycline. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a face wash and/or mosturizer that helps to control acne while reducing scarring?

I'm looking for a face wash and/or mosturizer that helps to control acne while reducing scarring?

No one answer: Skin care regimens vary greatly depending on your skin type and may benefit from oral and/or topical medications prescribed by a dermatologist. I generally recommend cetaphil daily facial cleanser and eucerin facial moisturizer with spf but this is only a suggestion and may need to be modified for you. ...Read more

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Should i go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon, dermatolgist or esthetician for acne scar/hyperpigmentation. I would like laser produces or peels done.

Should i go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon,  dermatolgist or esthetician for acne scar/hyperpigmentation. I would like laser produces or peels done.

See a Specialist: You should see either a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon who specializes in acne scarring, cosmetic surgery and lasers. They would own many lasers and have many years of experience treating acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and other disorders. Chemical acid peels do not work as well as lasers but some doctors do not own any lasers and only offer chemical peels. But lasers cost more. ...Read more

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What is a fees test? I'm. A 57 try old women.

What is a fees test? I'm. A 57 try old women.

Swallowing eval: A fees test is an endoscopic evaluation of your swallowing. A small, thin fiberoptic scope is usually placed thru your nose and down your throat to look for any swallowing issues. ...Read more

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Hi doctor! How effective is neostrata glycolic acid face wash (18%) for grade 2 acne scars? I underwent 30% salicylic acid peel thrice. Not much use . So if the face wash is effective then Please suggest a regimen too. Thank you

Hi doctor! 
How effective is neostrata glycolic acid face wash (18%) for grade 2 acne scars?  I underwent 30% salicylic acid peel thrice. Not much use . So if the face wash is effective then Please suggest a regimen too.
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Forget this stuff: Nothing you can do on your own is going to touch the acne scars. I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated as it should have been, but you do have the option of getting seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who may offer laser work, filler, or microsurgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I don't have money to see a dermatologist or insurance for my acne scars or acne troubled skin. What could I do?

I don't have money to see a dermatologist or insurance for my acne scars or acne troubled skin. What could I do?

See derm residency: You may want to look for a dermatolgy residency program, often asssociated with a university hospital. Here, the docs are in training and often accept patients without insurrance. The residents are not fully licensed dermatologists, but they are under supervision of one or more dermatologits in the program. Also, many docs will work with you on a payment plan etc...Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Hormonal acne : on chin, below the nose, jawline. I need some remedies please! help!?

Hormonal Acne: Are you male or female? How old are you really? what hormones do you suspect? do you take BCP or anabolic steroids? If you suspect hormonal Acne, you doctor can help you with either supplementing or blocking the suspected hormone. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more