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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Will I be acne free after I'm done my Accutane course?

Will I be acne free after I'm done my Accutane course?

Majority of: people will have complete resolution or dramatic improvement with high dose treatment. Side effects could be significant. Avoid pregnancy while on accutane ...Read more

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How can I get a clear acne-free skin in a week?

How can I get a clear acne-free skin in a week?

Find an old bottle..: ...On the beach, rub it, and hope a genie comes out. In all seriousness, we are doctors, not magicians. A strong oral steroid like Prednisone can be used to temporarily clear your skin in a short period of time, but steroids are powerful drugs and should not be taken for cosmetic reasons unless absolutely necessary. A much wiser plan is to plan further ahead and get on a sensible longterm regimen. ...Read more

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What diet should we take to have a acne free skin?

What diet should we take to have a acne free skin?

Clean: The best answer is to have a clean diet....More fresh fruits and vegetables, lean grass fed beef, non hormone chicken etc. Avoiding processed foods, artificial sweeteners, sodas, are all ways to improve skin. Sometimes it cannot be completely avoided if there is a strong family history. I also get great results with chinese medicine. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to get a clear face and acne free in like a week or so?

No quick fixes: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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Sea salt from discount store is helping skin stay acne free. Should i continue?

Sea salt from discount store is helping skin stay acne free. Should i continue?

Sure: There's nothing magic about the salt just because it's from the ocean. Acne also comes and goes. Topical benzoyl peroxide would be a good addition and if you need something stronger, your physician can help. ...Read more

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For 2 years I was acne free had little acne problem once in a blue moon.now I am suffering from pimples and acne all over my face .pls help?

For 2 years I was acne free had little acne problem once in a blue moon.now I am suffering from pimples and acne all over my face .pls help?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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What do you think about the acne free 3 step system for mild to moderate acne?

What do you think about the acne free 3 step system for mild to moderate acne?

Works for some: I see people who come to the doctor for acne. That means that the over the counter products have not worked for them. So, the people i see report that it doesn't work. But, keep in mind, that i don't see the ones where it does work. They have no reason to discuss it with me. ...Read more

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I have pimples acnes on my face ,I wnat acne free skin without using oral medicine ,what should I do ?

I have pimples acnes on my face ,I wnat acne free skin without using oral medicine ,what should I do ?

Acne: do not wash your face with soap just use plain water as this will help in not plugging up your pores, you can also use benzamycin 5 % gel topically twice a day. ...Read more

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What age does adolescent acne USUALLY go away in males? Both parents are acne free. Im 21 with mild-moderate acne. Is there a change I can outgrow it?

What age does adolescent acne USUALLY go away in males? Both parents are acne free. Im 21 with mild-moderate acne. Is there a change I can outgrow it?

Yes: YOu should slowly out grow it. IF there is no strong genetic pattern, although there are no known such factors. Good facial skin care, avoiding infections, good hydration, nonhandling of facial skin and some topical benzyl peroxide preps help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples and acne? Like i want to have those smooth and pimple/acne free face. Thanks!

How do I get rid of pimples and acne? Like i want to have those smooth and pimple/acne free face. Thanks!

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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I am breaking out again after a year of being acne free. Is it due to my face hair/beard getting more dense?

I am breaking out again after a year of being acne free. Is it due to my face hair/beard getting more dense?

Maybe: Congratulations on progressing from a boy to a man. If what you're calling acne is primarily in your beard area, it may be infection (bacterial, yeast) around the new hairs. We'd treat this differently. If it's generalized, most likely it's the hormonal roller-coaster. Acne is easy to treat nowadays and you deserve to have the control you want. ...Read more

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I finished my 6 month Accutane course, my doctor told me to stop.Is that enough to achieve acne free skin?And you'd think my face will be oily again?

I finished my 6 month Accutane course, my doctor told me to stop.Is that enough to achieve acne free skin?And you'd think my face will be oily again?

Yes: 4-6 months of Accutane is enough for a single course of Accutane to treat acne. However, a second course should be considered by your dermatologist if need be after a few months have passed. ...Read more

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Im a male who developed acne around 14, I'm 21 now.Both parents are acne free (mom gets 1 or 2 a month.Dad never had it).Chances good mine will clear?

Im a male who developed acne around 14, I'm 21 now.Both parents are acne free (mom gets 1 or 2 a month.Dad never had it).Chances good mine will clear?

Acne: As you age the causes of teenage acne abate and your acne will leave. But, not everyone so if problem continues a healthcare provider or dermatologist can help. ...Read more

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I wear makeup to hide my acne but that causes acne. Any tips? I use something OTC with benzoyl peroxide. I struggle keeping it acne free. Thanks!

I wear makeup to hide my acne but that causes acne. Any tips? I use something OTC with benzoyl peroxide. I struggle keeping it acne free. Thanks!

See your physician: It's time to move you up to a prescription-strength medicine to supplement the benzoyl peroxide (which was a great start). Your physician can probably clear you with topical clindamycin. Tretinoin or something similar. The oral contraceptive pill (if it's right for you) or spironolactone are also possibilities. Good luck and stay proactive. ...Read more

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I am using neutrogena's acne free face wash with 2% salicylic acid.My face is okay with that but skin around my mouth becomes too dry. Why is that so?

I am using neutrogena's acne free face wash with 2% salicylic acid.My face is okay with that but skin around my mouth becomes too dry. Why is that so?

Add A Moisturizer: Irritation, dryness, redness are frequent side-effects of many topical acne meds. It is important to use an oil & alcohol-free skin moisturizer twice daily after washing your face. Finding the right balance of medication can be challenging even with mild acne. Can also try using Sal. acid every other day. If irritation continues or acne not responding, see your doctor for tolerable treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have acne and dark spots on my face.I tried lemon to remove dark spots.I am using neutrogena acne free facewash.How to remove pimples and darkspots?

I have acne and dark spots on my face.I tried lemon to remove dark spots.I am using neutrogena acne free facewash.How to remove pimples and darkspots?

Scientific Rx: I'm sorry you were misled by the foolish business with the lemon, which is worthless. You're a grown man and need to take charge of your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (try 5% 2x/day) hasn't cleared the pimples in 2 weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. The post-inflammatory pigment fades on its on after several weeks, or try hydroquinone sparingly. ...Read more

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I get a lot of blackheads on both of my cheeks. I also get Cyst pimples next to my eyes on the side of my faces. I have oily skin so even my forehead isn't acne-free. What can I do?

I get a lot of blackheads on both of my cheeks. I also get Cyst pimples next to my eyes on the side of my faces. I have oily skin so even my forehead isn't acne-free. What can I do?

Blackheads and cysts: There are many skin care regimens to treat acne. You may have your skin evaluated by a rmatologist who can prescribe a medication to treat the cystic acne. ...Read more

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Applied a benzoyl peroxide solution to face for acne and face turned red and burned cause? Acne free sensitive was the product hist: pcos htn

Applied a benzoyl peroxide solution to face for acne and face turned red and burned cause? Acne free sensitive was the product hist: pcos htn

Direct effect: Your reaction is a direct action of the benzoyl peroxide. Try using a weaker preparation: it comes in many different strengths. Carefully read your label and ascertain what strength you actually have. ...Read more

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How to keep a clean face with no acne or acne marks or spot marks?

How to keep a clean face with no acne or acne marks or spot marks?

Acne Rx: I see you are using a topical antibiotic for your acne. Add topical benzoyl peroxide and you'll very likely stay acne-free, or if not, your physician can help. Perfect skin exists only on airbrushed photos of movie stars and models, but you can manage your acne and keep it at bay until it cures itself with time. Best wishes. ...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