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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 doctors shared insights

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 are some good treatments for acne scars?

What are some good treatments for acne scars?

Retinoids: Any Retin-A type product will improve texture of the skin; but they will not help with deeper (ice-pick or rolling) scars. There are several methods available: series of chemical peels (glycolic, tca) as well as laser. There is an excellent laser call fraxel dual which works great on scars. Its a long process, however, and several treatments are required. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are good vitamins and treatments for acne ?

Help please? I want to know what are good vitamins and treatments for acne ?

Serious Rx: Forget vitamins and eat sensibly, but diet's not the key. Try topical benzoyl peroxide as you can tolerate, and if you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. Acne can be managed until it self-cures with time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are good acne treatments for grade 1?

Benzoyl peroxide: Use a strength and frequency of application as you can tolerate. If this does not clear you in two weeks, get with your physician. If many blackheads, consider using a retinoic acid derivate with or in place of. ...Read more

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Any good acne treatments to get me smooth skin?

Any good acne treatments to get me smooth skin?

Options for Acne: A medicated cleanser with salicylic acid is great because it can peel and kill acne-causing bacteria. Spot or area treatments can be done with benzoyl peroxide periodically for flare ups. Mechanical exfoliation should be done three times weekly with something mildly abrasive. And tretinoin can be a great treatment to start on that can improve your skin overall. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good acne treatments?

Could you tell me what are good acne treatments?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some good acne treatments?

I was wondering what are some good acne treatments?

Try first: Your single best remedy is topical benzoyl peroxide, strength and frequency of application as tolerated. If lots of blackheads, a retinoic acid derivative instead. Salicylic acid face wash is another option. If not clear in two weeks, phone your physician about adding something prescription-strength. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good acne treatments for boys?

Could you tell me what are good acne treatments for boys?

Acne in boys: There are different levels of treatment depending on the severity of acne. Over the counter "benzoyl peroxide" cream or lotion, and or an acne wash is a good first line. Use white linens as it can bleach clothing and linens. Beyond that may need prescription medications such as retin-a, clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide, oral antibiotics, etc, and will need to see a doctor in order to get those. ...Read more

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What are some good acne treatments to get rid of pimples and keep them away?

What are some good acne treatments to get rid of pimples and keep them away?

Lots: Treating acne is one thing but keeping them away requires patience and time. They are lots of good treatments available but what works for one person, may not work for another. As a result, it is better to be followed up by a doctor who will tailor your regimen to whatever will work for you. ...Read more

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What skin treatments are good for acne marks and I have one slightly slightly depressed acne scar ? Any creams ? Peels ? I'm on retin-a for a 5 weeks

What skin treatments are good for acne marks and I have one slightly slightly depressed acne scar ? Any creams ? Peels ? I'm on retin-a for a 5 weeks

Numerous choices: There are a variety of treatments that vary according to the severity of scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, fillers, fat grafting, excision, grafting, etc. ...Read more

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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