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What type of dr. Works with deep acne facial scars?

What type of dr. Works with deep acne facial scars?

Deep acne scars: Plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, dermatologists.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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What's a good acne facial scrub that doesn't contain 'salicylic acid'?

What's a good acne facial scrub that doesn't contain 'salicylic acid'?

Try this instead: Use no facial scrub. Use 5% topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. None of these are pleasant, but they're your friends until your disease remits on its own. ...Read more

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Tried and true acne facial cleanser for oily skin?

Tried and true acne facial cleanser for oily skin?

None: There is no single best product for acne. Most over the counter products (cleansers, creams, etc.) contain benzoyl peroxide. For everything else you'll need a prescription. You can try different cleansers until you find one that you like. If your acne does not improve with over the counter medications, see a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I was wondering what's a good acne facial scrub/exfoliator that doesn't contain 'salicylic acid'?

I was wondering what's a good acne facial scrub/exfoliator that doesn't contain 'salicylic acid'?

Ideas: Salicylic acid is your best choice for a non-prescription medication if you want it in the form of a wash. Acne treatment is never pleasant or easy, and if you are sure you cannot tolerate salicylic acid, then your options include topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerable and/or a retinoic acid derivative, especially if you have many comedomes. If no success, get with your physician. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples or acne (facial)? What are the remedies to be used in order to prevent pimples /acne?

How to prevent pimples or acne (facial)? What are the remedies to be used in order to prevent pimples /acne?

Easy to Rx: For maintenance while you're pimple-free, often an oral antibiotic such as tetracycline or Erythromycin in a low dose is sufficient. Personal hygiene has nothing to do with acne, and no home remedy works. Your physician may offer you a topical medication instead or in addition. ...Read more

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Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Not much: A facial may help a little, but not dramatically. Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read more

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What causes acne & facial hair in women in their 30's? Too many hormones or not enough and what to do about it?

What causes acne & facial hair in women in their 30's? Too many hormones or not enough and what to do about it?

Masculinization: Hair pattern is at times hereditary. There could also be hormonal imbalances from normal tissues or abnormal production. You should see your doctor and voice these concerns so it can be diagnosed and corrected. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne and facial hair on women?

How can I effectively treat acne and facial hair on women?

Hormone check: This suggests extra androgens on board -- perhaps from polycystic ovarian syndrome, glucose intolerance, or some other cause. Look for the underlying reason. Hair can be lasered off and acne can be treated -- usually in this case topical agents are sufficient. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more