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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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I have acne and rosacea- antibiotics haven't been effective. How safe is roaccutane? How long until I should expect to see results?

I have acne and rosacea- antibiotics haven't been effective. How safe is roaccutane? How long until I should expect to see results?

Roaccutane safe,: Accutane is usually used in resistant case of acne,it is effective you appreciate the effect/improvment in2-3 weeks.Discuss with dermatologist and make sure you are not pregnant,Accutane affects the fetal development and may cause anemia . ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get results from azithromycin gel for acne vulgaris?

How long should I wait to get results from azithromycin gel for acne vulgaris?

About two weeks: I'd be surprised if you do not see some improvement in two weeks. If not, perhaps your physician can try some additional / other remedy. ...Read more

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How long will pimples last for teenagers?

How long will pimples last for teenagers?

Hard to say: There are some that finish puberty only to deal with acne into their 30's or 40's. Best to get on a good basic skin care plan and stick with it as long as you need it.Your PCP or dermatologist can tailor a plan to meet the needs of your skin type. ...Read more

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How long can I be on sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim for acne?

How long can I be on sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim for acne?

Get 2nd opinion: This drug has been used but from my reading, a tetracycline is preferred as much safer. An antibiotic should never be the sole treatment for acne, and people are recommending now that courses of antibiotics not be longer than three months. The fact that you asked also raises concern in my mind about your relationship to your physician. I suggest a second opinion. Let's find what's right for you. ...Read more

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How long will your initial breakout with Accutane last?

How long will your initial breakout with Accutane last?

4-8 weeks: Most patients show improvement within 12 weeks on isotretinoin. There are always a few patients who require longer to show improvement. ...Read more

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How long does it take for superficial acne scars to disappear?

Depends: The deeper the acne infection, the deeper the scar. Cystic acne can scar for life. If it was a deep, bad pimple, theoretically, some scars can take up to a year to heal. Most acne scars will also pigment and that can be permanent. Usually if its superficial, will disappear in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne marks to clear?

How long does it take for acne marks to clear?

Depends: On the type of acne and severity. If it is mild, simple few comedons, then few weeks. If recalcitrant, nodular, cystic , severe and many, then months. Also the dermatologist may help you to get rid of these mark soon. For acne please see http://doctorrajput.Com. ...Read more

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How long does it take for mild acne marks to fade on its own?

How long does it take for mild acne marks to fade on its own?

Some stay: Many acne scars, stains and red marks are in for the long haul. People get skin resurfacing and laser skin care to address these troublesome issues. Avoid picking at all costs because it causes more problems. See your kedspa doctor for solutions that help resolve your skin marks. ...Read more

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Accutane: how long will it take until my acne clear up?

Accutane: how long will it take until my acne clear up?

Ask your doctor: Your doctor knows what your dosage is and how your acne responds. There is no majic ball into the future but there is a game plan you should have with your physician, . ...Read more

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How long does it take for acne red marks to fade after having a chemical peel?

How long does it take for acne red marks to fade after having a chemical peel?

Fade acne red marks: Acne red marks may take several weeks to fade. Follow your specialists post peel skin care plan and use a spf 30 sunscreen daily. Once you are healed from your peel, follow your recommended acne control regimen. Persistent redness may be improved with an ipl (intense pulsed light) treatment or more. ...Read more

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How long does it take for brown post acne marks to fade?

How long does it take for brown post acne marks to fade?

About 2 months: The scar matures and the iron pigment, if any, disperses. It's critical that you understand that acne is a chronic, incurable disease that eventually remits as you get older, and that is can be managed by you in collaboration with your physician. If 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will I have permanent improvments on acne with a 3 months tactuo treatment? How long before it starts working?

Will I have permanent improvments on acne with a 3 months tactuo treatment? How long before it starts working?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ampicillin tr to cure acne and all the acne redness too?

Weeks: Antibiotics usually will improve acne within a few weeks. Depending on the severity, of course. However, Ampicillin is not an antibiotic i would typically use for acne. It is possible that you may not see much of an improvement with this particular med compared with others. ...Read more

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How long does it take for nodular acne to disappear?

How long does it take for nodular acne to disappear?

Cruel disease: You are living in the 21st century, you have already worked hard, and there's no reason you should still have this or be told to let it go away by itself. If topical prescription medications and systemic antibiotics have failed, it's time for a dermatologist visit to consider adding Accutane and/or laser treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was on accutane for 10 months. how long does it take for accutane to flush out of my system? how long should i avoid sunlight?

I was on accutane for 10 months. how long does it take for accutane to flush out of my system? how long should i avoid sunlight?

Typically the drug: is out of your body after stopping for one month. But there is concern doing any treatment on the skin for up to 6 months after completing accutane ...Read more

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How long does it take for tretinoin cream to fade post acne marks?

ACNE SCARS: When you apply retin a (tretinoin) to take out scars of acne, your face will tighten, sometimes red and irritated. Then it will start peeling off the marks of acne and will smoothen the skin. Try putting moisturizers to avoid dryness. ...Read more

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Could snail gel clear acne scars and how long does it take?

Could snail gel clear acne scars and how long does it take?

See Facebook post: Your timing is good. This is a post on facebook.Com/drkulick that should answer your question https://www.Facebook.Com/drkulick/posts/10151614590786175. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tretinoin to fade post acne dark marks ?

How long does it take for tretinoin to fade post acne dark marks ?

Months is common.: This is better a question directed to your dermatologist. Because there are so many different skin types there is not one simple answer to your question. Darker skinned individuals seem to require longer time for the hyperpigmentation to fade. Also, exposure to sun can delay fading as well without companion use of an appropriate sun blocker. Speak to the doctor that gave you the tretinoin. ...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