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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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I have acne and i went to my dermatologist for treatment. I'm using it daily, but my face is starting to burn when i apply the products. Solution?

I have acne and i went to my dermatologist for treatment. I'm using it daily, but my face is starting to burn when i apply the products. Solution?

Acne medications: If after a certain amount of time, the face burns after application of acne medications, it may be either an allergic or an irritant reaction to the medication. An allergic reaction means you can't use the medicine anymore as the reaction will only get stronger. An irritant reaction may be due to overdrying and may just require less frequent application of the med after stopping it for a week. ...Read more

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My 13 yr old daughter has acne (mild to severe) and i was wondering if there is any treatment, with a dermatologist, that can get rid of all her acne?

My 13 yr old daughter has acne (mild to severe) and i was wondering if there is any treatment, with a dermatologist, that can get rid of all her acne?

No: Treating acne is an ongoing thing. There is no magic cure but there are many treatments, starting with good washing of the area with a medicated soap. Benzoyl peroxide treatment can be applied twice - three times daily to start. Consult with your pediatrician or dermatologist, there are many more available treatments. ...Read more

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Is derma roller commonly offered as a procedure in dermatologists' offices--or is it an "at home" treatment? For scar tissues and/or acne scars

Is derma roller commonly offered as a procedure in dermatologists' offices--or is it an "at home" treatment? For scar tissues and/or acne scars

Dermal Roller: Dermal roller should be performed by a board plastic surgeon or dermatologist certified. It is not without risk of scarring and damage to skin and soft tissues. It can work well in the right hands for improving acne scarring. ...Read more

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Went 2 dermatologist. Doing treatments of blue/light 4 acne. Dr gave me cetaphil-oil-control-foam-wash 4 acne it's making face red&hot,acne wore. Why?

Went 2 dermatologist. Doing treatments of blue/light 4 acne. Dr gave me cetaphil-oil-control-foam-wash 4 acne it's making face red&hot,acne wore. Why?

That foaming wash: contains a little acid so can be a little irritating if you have sensitive skin. I am sure you were also given prescription medications as blue light alone is not enough. Perhaps the prescriptions are causing irritation. talk with your dermatologist ...Read more

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Hello. I am 26 and worried about my back which is covered with pimples and scars. I followed a treatment from a dermatologist as well but in vain.

Hello. I am 26 and worried about my back which is covered with pimples and scars. I followed a treatment from a dermatologist as well but in vain.

Get seen again: You are past due for treatment with isotretinoin. It will not touch the scars but will prevent new ones. Get another opinion. If you are not having regular periods, work on this with your physician. If you cannot take isotretinoin, the oral contraceptive pill and maybe sourinolactone are considerations. ...Read more

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Have lots of acne/blackhead/scars. Tried proactive and many others, not working 100% are there better options that a dermatologist can provide to cure?

Have lots of acne/blackhead/scars. Tried proactive and many others, not working 100% are there better options that a dermatologist can provide to cure?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...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