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Why do we get acne & pimples?

Why do we get acne & pimples?

Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...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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Why do some men enjoy guns?

Why do some men enjoy guns?

My answer?: I really like being a man, and in the grand scheme of things, we men exist to protect the women we love. Guns are the great equalizer that ended the rule of brute physical strength, & enable home protection; their invention made governments much more decent. Hence many of us are wired to love them. Male-bashers disagree, but overall i feel safer with my neighbors armed. ...Read more

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Why do all guys who shave their heads have thinning hair?

Why do all guys who shave their heads have thinning hair?

Well...: I think they shave their heads because their hair is getting thin. Also, it seem to be fashionable these days. ...Read more

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Girls hate acne pimples zits etc. Any ways to get rid of them?

Girls hate acne pimples zits etc. Any ways to get rid of them?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. 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). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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Do guys find really pale skin attractive?

Do guys find really pale skin attractive?

Yes: Everyone likes their own thing! regardless, it is better to avoid tanning. Spray tanning is an option for patients that feel they need to get tan and yet want to practice safe sun habits. ...Read more

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Do you think losing virginity is linked to acne going away? Do hormones change - i don't have really serious acne but I have pimples 22yrs old female

Do you think losing virginity is linked to acne going away? Do hormones change - i don't have really serious acne but I have pimples 22yrs old female

Acne: No, there is no significant correlation between the two issues. Acne tends to start with the onset of puberty, gets worse for few years and then resolves by late teens to early 20s. ...Read more

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Why do people get face acne?

Why do people get face acne?

Complex: It is an interplay between a particular bacterium, the sebaceous glands whose size, shape and function vary with hormonal and other factors, and the thickness of the keratin layer on the outside of the skin which also varies. I begin people with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. This is the 21st century and you have a right to effective treatment. ...Read more

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Why do girls have stretch marks on their sides?

Why do girls have stretch marks on their sides?

Stria: Stria or stretch marks are linear streaks which occur when the skin is stretched too quickly. The outer layer of the skin remains intact, the middle layer of the skin is pulled apart with strands of bridging collagen. The early appearance of stria is pink/purple. The coloration fades with time, but the thin cracks in the skin remain. V-beam laser is effective to help fade the pink coloration. ...Read more

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I think it's attractive because it's masculine but why do males have bulging veins?

I think it's attractive because it's masculine but why do males have bulging veins?

Prob Not Varicose: The bulging veins you speak of are probably dilated superficial veins - not varicose veins. They are usually seen on the arms, but can be seen on the legs as well. Varicose veins are a different entity. ...Read more

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When do boys get facial hair?

When do boys get facial hair?

Age varies: But it is about 3-4 years after puberty starts. Normal puberty can start any time between 9 and 14 years old. ...Read more

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Why do guys get penile subincisions?

Why do guys get penile subincisions?

Here are some ...: Penile subincision has been performed in indigenous peoples notably in Australia and Amazon region. In modern urological practice, it will never be done except in the special cases with intractable stricture or warts of the urethra. So, seek pro-counseling to balance medical necessity and professional possibility before embarking on any sorts of healthcare so to minimize untoward side effects... ...Read more

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When do guys usually start growing facial hair for their beards?

When do guys usually start growing facial hair for their beards?

Varies early 14- 15: Tanner stage 4 (usually around14-15 years) is when boys may first start growing hairs on their chin or over their lip. Age can vary however. ...Read more

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Why do my armpits breakout with painful pimples? They dont pop and they leave scars. I dont think its because of my deodorant or razor I use to shave.

Why do my armpits breakout with painful pimples? They dont pop and they leave scars. I dont think its because of my deodorant or razor I use to shave.

Diabetes: If overweight check for diabetes . If not try to keep arm pits dry by wearing lose clothing at night.During the day try to wear clothes which keep armpits out. If still this persists,see a skin doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get razor bumps , and some people don't?

Why do I get razor bumps , and some people don't?

Skin differences: If you have a dull razor, sensitive skin, or shave goosebumps you will have more issues. Use a good shaving cream (i like the holistic kind- kiss my face has a nice one.) use lotion after you shave. Check your diet..If you eat a lot of processed foods and sugar you can be contributing to the problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a straight guy..i feel attracted to girls..but I don't masturbate. .i love girls..but do not masturbate.?

What to do if I'm a straight guy..i feel attracted to girls..but I don't masturbate. .i love girls..but do not masturbate.?

What are you asking?: The vast majority of us men love women. There's no explaining the power they have over us. Love wisely, and if you're fortunate to find that one special person who's truly right for you, make it clear to her in every way that she's the most important thing for you. Even in times like ours when relationships are challenging, you might find happiness. Have you talked with Dad about your body? ...Read more

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Why do I get acne dark spots even if I don't pop my pimpels?

Why do I get acne dark spots even if I don't pop my pimpels?

Likely ..: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Acne is an inflammatory condition and in predisposed individuals it leads to increased pigment in the two major layers of the skin(dermis and epidermis) through two different mechanisms. At least it does fade with time, though not always completely away. There are options from treatment and if you are interested seek in the input of a dermatologist. Good luck ...Read more

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Any way to atleast fade Fordyce spots? I don't wanna hear the "they're natural". I just wanna know if you can make them appear less bumpy (tretinoin)?

Any way to atleast fade Fordyce spots? I don't wanna hear the "they're natural". I just wanna know if you can make them appear less bumpy (tretinoin)?

Fordyce spots: Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands inunusual places, so yes, they are "natural" however, i'm with you, they need to go! sometimes ablative lasers like the co2 or erbium laser can help. There is interesting research going on regarding the use of photodynamic therapy to get rid of overgrown sebaceous glands. Tret may shrink em a little but it won't eliminate them. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do guys get epididymites?

Why do guys get epididymites?

Depends: It can be from several causes...Infection to neoplasm to trauma..If you think you might have it, check with your family doc or a urologist..Soon. ...Read more

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Do beards cause acne?

Do beards cause acne?

Not usually: If your ingrown hairs are causing folliculitis see your medspa doctor for help with this. Often time there are products and laser treatments for this. ...Read more

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What age do men start losing their hair?

Depends: It is male pattern baldness, and related to testosterone levels, so it can start anytime after puberty and continue later on. ...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