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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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Please help! I have dark purple/red marks on my face due to acne, and wanted to know how long they roughly take to fade?

Please help! I have dark purple/red marks on my face due to acne, and wanted to know how long they roughly take to fade?

Months: You do need to manage your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in a few weeks, get with your personal physician. The purple is your skin restoring itself -- you need to leave it alone. Acne is a chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness and you're able to keep it under control until it remits on its own. ...Read more

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I was prescribed acretin for my acne after 3 days use my face turned red and started peeling , how much does it take to go away if i stopped using it ?

I was prescribed acretin for my acne after 3 days use my face turned red and started peeling , how much does it take to go away if i stopped using it ?

Normal Reaction: This is a typical reaction when someone begins using a topical retinoid for the first time. I often recommend using the medicine every other day or every third day for the first couple weeks until your body gets used to it. In addition make sure to always use moisturizer after applying the medicine, it can help with some of the dryness caused by it. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of those red marks that acne leaves on my face? They take too long to go away

How can I get rid of those red marks that acne leaves on my face? They take too long to go away

Fade with time: Your marks will fade with time. Make sure to wear sunscreen every morning since sun can cause darkening of the face and make red marks more pronounce. Talk to your doctor about chemical peels and possibly using Retin-A to make scarring less pronounced. ...Read more

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How can I reduce redness due to acne on my face?

How can I reduce redness due to acne on my face?

Redness: Redness may imrove with time. See a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon as they may help. ...Read more

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What is a good solution for some redness on my face and a little bit of acne?

What is a good solution for some redness on my face and a little bit of acne?

Roseacea: It sounds like roseacea, a fairly common skin condition. Generally gentle skin care and sunscreen is enough, but you may need antibiotics or a retinol treatment. ...Read more

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My acne's are small yet many. Is it because of too many open pores? How can I close them? & how can I treat the redness of my face due to it?

See below: If you have already tried over the counter products to relieve your symptoms then I believe it's time you should see a dermatologist and get something prescription strength to relieve your symptoms. ...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