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How do I get pimples?

How do I get pimples?

Part of puberty.: Due to the changes in hormone levels, skin bacteria, and oil production, most people get pimples with puberty. Acne can continue until mid-20's to mid-30's, so whatever your doctor suggests to control it, keep using it on all acne-prone areas even when your skin is clear. No squeezing, scratching, picking or poking pimples; it not only can leave scars, but it can increase the pimples! ...Read more

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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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How do I get less pimples while on my period?

How do I get less pimples while on my period?

I would discuss: This with your gynecologist. Some oral contraceptives can help with acne. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples?

How do I get rid of  pimples?

Skin Care: Excellent skin care program mandatory. Often products which acidify the skin help reduce bacteria which cause the pimples, and reduce the oil production which can plug he pores. Consult dermatologist for proper skin care rather than buying from internet or over counter. Skins are often different, and you should have a program developed for your particular case. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimple scars?

How do I get rid of   pimple scars?

Many options: Many treatments help with scars incl topical creams, lasers, ipl (intense pulsed light), microdermabrasion, resurfacing procedures. Fillers can help with depressed scars. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples on my rump?

How do I get rid of pimples on my rump?

Don't scratch/squeez: There is great temptation to squeeze these, however that is the best way to spread them and cause more. Keep them clean with soapy water and pad dry twice daily; an otc antibiotic cream, perhaps alternating with a otc Hydrocortisone cream (0.5-1.0%) may help them clear. If they are persistent or new ones keep cropping up, see gp or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples caused by chocolate?

How do I get rid of pimples caused by chocolate?

Chocolate not cause: Pimples/acne are not caused by chocolate, they are caused by excess secretion of oils from skin glands triggered by increase in androgenic hormones (esp. In adolescence) that are then blocked at the pore openings and cannot drain. Often they get infected and inflammed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I get rid of pimple scars?

Can you tell me how do I get rid of pimple scars?

Difficult: resurfacing fractional lasers help reduce the scars but a great result is only 50% improvement, deep chemical peels by a trained MD help as well. Dermadbrasion and possibly the dermapen can reduce the scars to a lesser degree ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples and pimple marks?Can you please suggest a quick, safe and easy method.

How do I get rid of pimples and pimple marks?Can you please suggest a quick, safe and easy method.

Acne: Cleansing twice a day with a 2% salicylic acid cleanser, there are a number of otc products. You can also use topical benzoyl peroxide 5% or less daily, also available otc. If it is not clearing up in a couple weeks, contact you local doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples and a unibrow?

How do I get rid of pimples and a unibrow?

Regular care: If you are sure this is what you want, you can have the unibrow fixed with electrolysis. All acne can be managed; if benzoyl peroxide has failed, your physician can write for topical clindamycin, a retinoic acid derivative, or if it's a bit worse a systemic treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples/acne?

How do I get rid of pimples/acne?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...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