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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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Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Usually not: Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results. ...Read more

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Will fraxel laser completely fade light acne indentation scars and dark skin?

Will fraxel laser completely fade light acne indentation scars and dark skin?

Fade Acne Scars and: It i supposed to fade acne scars and does skin resurfacing.It may also improve pigmented lesions on your face. I may not make your skin lighter, if that's what your question is, but it will fade pigmented lesions consult a dermatologist who offers this type of laser therapy. ...Read more

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Does epiduo heal acne scars?

Does epiduo heal acne scars?

I have no experience: Commercial, over the counter, products have varying results- I have no experience with this product. ...Read more

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Will tretinoin heal acne scars?

Will tretinoin heal acne scars?

It will not: Effective treatment of your acne will prevent additional scarring. If you wish, a dermatologist can make scars less visible using a laser, microsurgery, injections and/or dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Does triluma helps fade dark acne marks?

Does triluma helps fade dark acne marks?

Probably: This is an excellent bleaching cream that can be used anywhere from 1 day a week 2 more often if it does not dry out your skin. It may take several weeks to work and should be used at night. You should wear a sunscreen on top of any acne medicine that you were using because the sun will make the spots remaining darker longer. Any topical acne cream that has a retinoid in it will also help lighten. ...Read more

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Could chemical peel help my acne scars?

Could chemical peel help my acne scars?

Possibly: Deep acne scars 'ice pick' type will probably not improve much, but other 'lighter' scars may benefit some. Overall acne scarsae difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How to erase black acne scars on face?

How to erase black acne scars on face?

Scars & Vitamin E: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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Cream for acne marks?

Cream for acne marks?

None work: The brown spots after acne fade with time, but only a dermatologist can make scars less visible. If that is what you want (most folks you meet won't care unless scarring is severe), lasers, fillers, and surgery are available. These work and you have a right to something more effective than an ineffective topical. ...Read more

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Does revitol scar cream work on acne scars?

Does revitol scar cream work on acne scars?

Revitol: Revitol scar removal cream - remove scars, reduce acne scars treatment with acne scar removal lotion ~ 1 jar by revitol 2.8 out of 5 stars  see all reviews (9 customer reviews) | like (6) as you can see about 50% of the people liked the product. This is from amazon. ...Read more

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Will my ice pick acne scars fade?

Will my ice pick acne scars fade?

No : Options deep chemical peels ( painful) .. Fractionated co2 laser skin resufracing.. http://mymdaesthetics.com/laser-skin/. ...Read more

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Do chemical peels work on acne scars?

Do chemical peels work on acne scars?

No: Chemical peels are not strong enough to do anything about scars and most benefits from peels are temporary. There are many types of peels but they are a caustic way of treating hyperpigmantation on a temporary basis. They can also help with acne to dry it up temporarily. Strong peels require downtime. ...Read more

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Do chemical peels reduce scars like acne scars?

Some peels do: Yes, some peels do reduce acne scars. It depends on the type and depth of the scar and which agents are used. You need to see a dermatologist who specializes in chemical peeling. ...Read more

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Roaccutane realky remove acne scars too?

Roaccutane realky remove acne scars too?

No: But it's the strongest and most effective medicine to prevent new ones. I'm sorry you ended up with acne scars. You can choose microsurgery, a filler, a laser, or decide to keep them (as some hollywood leads have done) for the "tough guy" look. I hope you get the result you want. ...Read more

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Chemical peeling acne scars, how effective is it?

Chemical peeling acne scars, how effective is it?

Not effective: Chemical peels are temporary and thin the skin. You may need laser care to plump up the skin. The co2 fractionated laser is very helpful with acne scars as well as collagen stimulating lasers. Dermal fillers are also helpful with filling in the deeper marks. A chemical peel can also trigger an acne break out. ...Read more

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Can Mederma works on acne scars?

Can Mederma works on acne scars?

Forget it: This is a cover-up based on a gimmicky onion formula. I'm really sorry that your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. If you want something that works, you'll need to get with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who can use a laser, filler or microsurgery. ...Read more

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How to remove red pigmented acne scars?

How to remove red pigmented acne scars?

Laser: Red scars are usually very vascular, meaning new blood vessels have proliferated in the scar causing the redness. Treating them with a pulsed dye laser to reduce it he blood vessels can help decrease the redness of the scars. ...Read more

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Could tretinoin 0.025% fade hyperpigmentation scars?

Could tretinoin 0.025% fade hyperpigmentation scars?

Probably not: This medicine is helpful in preventing new acne lesions, especially if applied consistently. A hydroquinone bleach might fade postinflammatory hyperpigmentation but skill is required and you might do better simply to let them fade on their own and work hard to keep new lesions under control. ...Read more

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Will acne scar cream take away my red acne marks? I have fair skin. :(

Will acne scar cream take away my red acne marks? I have fair skin. :(

It's: worth a "try" but an exact answer is not possible. (It depends upon the extent and depth of your scars Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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After getting jenners chemicail peel how long should you wait until useing my acne medication i'm on tx ?

After getting jenners chemicail peel how long should you wait until useing my acne medication i'm on tx ?

Until healed: A jessner peel can take a good 2-4 weeks to heal completely but it can vary by individuals. Once the skin has "grown back" , you can consider using your acne medications , if needed. However, keep in mind that such a peel may have very beneficial effects on your acne condition. ...Read more

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Im 17 years and have some acnes on my face,do u recommend taking pills for peeling? And if Yes what is a name of good medicine to take?

Im 17 years and have some acnes on my face,do u recommend taking pills for peeling? And if Yes what is a name of good medicine to take?

Get seen: There's all kinds of disinformation about acne. Ignore all "pop"suggestions and advice. It's unrealted to lifestyle, diet, or hygiene. If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid haven't cleared you in a few weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. Since you're female, you have options that men don't. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will the tca peel work with acne?

Will the tca peel work with acne?

Lightens marks.: It helps lighten hyper pigmentation but the strength is i portent and it must be used only on light skinned individuals. Glycoluc, physicians choice of arizona , salicylic, or vi peel are better tolerated in darker skin. Laser such as isolasz may be better for active acne. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to peel skin off acne ?

Could it be healthy to peel skin off acne ?

Try not to: Your question tells me that you're not taking advantage of today's scientific acne rx. All acne can be controlled with medication, though finding the right rx for you can be tricky. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can work with you. ...Read more

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What acne product is equal to chemical peel?

What acne product is equal to chemical peel?

None.: While salicylic acid soaps or lotions and Retin-A cream will cause a certain amount of skin peeling, no topical product will cause the same amount of peeling as a chemical peel. And that is as it should be, because chemical peels should only be done by qualified, experienced people who will monitor carefully to be sure that no harm is done. ...Read more

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After you get a chemical peel is the acne supposed to get worse?

Maybe: Although salicylic acid peels have been a gold standard peel fro acne on occasion after the peel you can have a sudden but temporary flare up of your acne. This also goes for laser treatments, birth control pills and other agents when treating acne ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions, my acne medicine is making my face peel?

Can you give me suggestions, my acne medicine is making my face peel?

It's expected: Acne is a serious illness and the treatments are harsh. If this is more than you are able to tolerate comfortably, get with your physician and discuss other options. ...Read more

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I just got a chemical peel and initially it cleared me up completely but now my acne is twice as bad. Is this normal?

I just got a chemical peel and initially it cleared me up completely but now my acne is twice as bad. Is this normal?

It can be: All burns (sunburn, chemical peels, or tanning beds) cause inflamation which causes acne. Stress (emotional or physiological) as well as lack of sleep and hormones can all cause acne. Sweat is also a trigger. Since peels also thin the skin as you age, you may want to consider a better approach to skin care to include lasers and medication. ...Read more

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Due to having tried every product going for acne since being 12 I've just done a glycolic peel will doing these regular really help?

Spironolactone: Acne in adult women is a matter of hormones. Sometimes related to PCOS. Often caused by birth control hormone. Spironolactone is usually effective at 25-200mg a day. Clearing of acne is seen in 2 or 3 months. Do not use if pregnant or kidney failure. It acts as an antagonist to androgens. Costs $16 for 90 pills cash. Should also begin prescription tretinoin gel and get detailed instruction in meth ...Read more

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What should I do if acne cream makes my skin peel?

What should I do if acne cream makes my skin peel?

Add a moisturizer: This can be due to excessive dryness and can be the case in particular if your acne cream contains retinol. If that is so, make sure you use the minimal percentage of retinol and add a quality moisturizer to your regiment. This can also be due to more abrasive products if your skin is sensitive, try products formulated for sensitive skin is this is the case. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne red marks to fade after having a chemical peel?

How long does it take for acne red marks to fade after having a chemical peel?

Fade acne red marks: Acne red marks may take several weeks to fade. Follow your specialists post peel skin care plan and use a spf 30 sunscreen daily. Once you are healed from your peel, follow your recommended acne control regimen. Persistent redness may be improved with an ipl (intense pulsed light) treatment or more. ...Read more

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Hate looking at myself with acne. Does anyone know if an at home chemical peel would work?

Hate looking at myself with acne. Does anyone know if an at home chemical peel would work?

See an expert: Chemical peels can be tricky. Best to see a paramedical aesthetician, who can use their experience to help you select the best peel for your skin type, and help you through it with a minimum of problems or complications. ...Read more

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Is peeling good for a temperory solution , until resolving your acne problem , and what are the side effects of peeling?

Is peeling good for a temperory solution , until resolving your acne problem , and what are the side effects of peeling?

For mild acne: Salicylic acid or glycolic acid for acne are used for minor "peels" and often used as "adjuvants" for treating acne. However, not convinced that either alone are any more beneficial than the other. To be most effective , either glycolic or salicylic need to be combined with an appropriate acne regimen that consists of prescription creams and oral antibiotics for more severe cases. ...Read more

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I have these bumps that kinda look like acne, but they have been there a year--came after a chemical peel. Possibilities?

I have these bumps that kinda look like acne, but they have been there a year--came after a chemical peel. Possibilities?

Could be milia...: Without examining you, it is difficult to say what it is you are describing. It may be milia. Milia are harmless, small white bumps or cysts that show up on typically on the face. They occur when flakes of skin get trapped near the surface of the skin. Often seen in newborns, they often resolve spontaneously. Persistent milia can be shelled out by a medical aesthetician, cosmetic surgeon or derm. ...Read more

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I put stieva-a forte 0.1% on my public region as i had acne down there. It's now peeling and sensitive. What can I put on to make peeling go away?

Time: The active ingredient in stieva-a forte causes peeling of the skin. Don't use it there or areas where the skin is sun damaged or especially sensitive. You can try using 1% Hydrocortisone cream to soothe the area you treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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HI, I have very mild acne. I have been advised radiplex light, tretinion cream and doxycilling. Also I was asked to go for azm peel, What is this peel?

Wouldn't peel: If your acne is mild, you are on an excellent regimen with the medications you list and light therapy. I would not recommend a peel while using tretinoin cream as this will likely make your skin extremely sensitive. Just keep up with your other prescribed meds and you will do fine. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dermetologist has suggested me chemical peeling,i suffered from acne.?

Chemical Peel: You made and appointment and consulted a dermatologist who recommended a chemical peel. We have not examined you or even seen pictures of your skin, we don't know if you are trying to improve scars, pigmentation of actual hyperkeratosis. We also don't know your age or gender or any medical information about you. So, how can we help you second guess your dermatologist? ...Read more

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Is there any other treatment for acne without drying or peeling of skin?

Not really: Most topicals will cause some skin irritation, because the mode of action is to turn over the skin and exfoliate the skin. Some will cause less irritation than others. You can start with a benzoyl peroxide wash daily ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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


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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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