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I have pimples?

I have pimples?

Asking about acne?: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe Accutane. ...Read more

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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


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I have red marks left over from popped pimples, i also have little dark scabs, how can I heal them overnight?

I have red marks left over from popped pimples, i also have little dark scabs, how can I heal them overnight?

Overnight?: Scabs take a few days to heal and then fall off. The red marks fade over weeks to months. ...Read more

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I have a question abaout acne scar . I got acne in my back and my cheast its already cure but I have problem cos I have scar , how to remove my scar?

I have a question  abaout acne scar . I got acne in my back and my cheast its already cure but I have problem cos I have scar , how to remove my scar?

Acne scars: You need to see your local plastic surgeon to evaluate your scars and devise a plan to address them. Realize that you will be trading one acne scar for one surgical scar that presumably will heal better than the acne scar. ...Read more

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What should I do about little scars that I have from poping acne, whiteheads, and blackheads?

What should I do about little scars that I have from poping acne, whiteheads, and blackheads?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. In meantime stop picking, and consider silicone with sunscreen, and avoid tobacco use. ...Read more

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Can i get laser resurfacing for acne scars if i still have acne?

Can i get laser resurfacing for acne scars if i still have acne?

Best to wait: It is best to have the acne under control before doing scar treatment. See your dermatologist and get the acne clear and then plan on a treatment for the acne scars. ...Read more

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I have many keloid scar on my face?

I have many keloid scar on my face?

I'm sorry about that: A plastic surgeon may be able to help. Nothing you can do will work. ...Read more

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My face have a pimple marks.how can i remove the pimple marks?

My face have a pimple marks.how can i remove the pimple marks?

It is common for: pimples to leave red or brown marks on your skin. Sunscreen will help, but sometimes you need a lightener or even peels or lasers. see your dermatologist ...Read more

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I have left over red marks from popped pimples. I also have little scab-like dark marks. How can I get rid of these overnight?

Cover up: I am so sorry to tell you that there is no over night remedy for your skin problems. Your best bet is to try a good concealer. Derma blend is a great cover up and comes in every skin tone. ...Read more

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I have pimple scars on my face for few years now how do I get a clean n clear face ..

I have pimple scars on my face for few years now how do I get a clean n clear face ..

Pimples vs acne: There may be a variety of causes at first need to be evaluated prior to recommending a blanket statement. Hormonal or food sensitivities may require medication. Otherwise good skin hygiene with possible use of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory agents as well as topical retinoids may be beneficial. ...Read more

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I completed acutane treatment. Now I have red spots on my skin. Not acne scars. Solutions?

I completed acutane treatment. Now I have red spots on my skin. Not acne scars. Solutions?

Time is important: When you are on accutaine you are more prone to complications of peels laser burns etc. I would advise you to show your dermatologist who wrote for the accutaine and avoid any peels or laser therapy for a good 6 months to a year! it may just be from the accutaine and resolve in the next months. ...Read more

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I have scar tissue on my ACL scars how do I get red of it?

I have scar tissue on my ACL scars how do I get red of it?

Wait: Acl reconsruction surg. Scars(esp .Patellar tendon) take 'awhile' to mature...Some will take as long as a year to fully mature in my experience.Wait...Also if out in sun apply sun block to scar...If scar is wide and raised (keloid-like) after a year u may want to see a plastic surgeon(this is fairly rare).Good luck! ...Read more

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My acne have gone but left behind marks that look like acne, so it looks like i still have acne but i don't. Are these hypertrophic scars?Is prmanent?

Possibly: You should ask the dermatologist that treated your acne if these are raised are hypertrophic scars. Sometimes injecting them with cortisone may make them flatter. ...Read more

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I had acne but now I have scars. What can I do to get rid of my scars or fix up my face a little?

I had acne but now I have scars. What can I do to get rid of my scars or fix up my face a little?

Physician's care: Only a physician with a laser, microsurgery or a filler will be able to help you. I'm sorry you acne wasn't treated when it should have been. A few hollywood male leads have kept their scars for effect, and that's your choice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can i get dermabrasion if I have moles? I have a few large moles on my face. Can i still get dermabrasion? . .

Can i get dermabrasion if I have moles? I have a few large moles on my face. Can i still get dermabrasion?  .

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Avoid the moles: These few large moles sound like what physicians define as pigmented nevi. Anything pigmented can be difficult to follow to rule out changing to a melanoma. A melanoma has changes in color, irregular borders, can bleed, and can be itchy. If one gets dermabrasion of the mole, it may be very difficult to interpret the mole over time. The dermabrasion needs to avoid the moles and be done precisely. ...Read more

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Hello doctors I have acne scars and red spots I need help please.?

Hello doctors I have acne scars and red spots I need help please.?

Acne scars: This is best addressed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, as there are a whole host of options to help reverse skin damage. ...Read more

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No more pimples, still on accutane, but I have red acne scars on my cheeks and redness uneven skintone. Any treatments i can do ? I have wedding soon

No more pimples, still on accutane, but I have red acne scars on my cheeks and redness uneven skintone. Any treatments i can do ? I have wedding soon

Ease up on RetinA: You state that you are on Accutane but your history states you are on retin a (tretinoin) as well. You may want to ease up on the retin a (tretinoin) as that may be responsible for your redness. Some patients love and swear by relight therapy but the science is lacking. Nor surgical interventions can be done because of the Accutane so cosmetics may be your best option. ...Read more

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Can I have lip filler if I have a scar?

Can I have lip filler if I have a scar?

Yes most of time: Fillers can be used, the scar type and location may impact how much effect can be obtained with the fillers. ...Read more

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I was wondering are purple acne scars noticeable?

I was wondering are purple acne scars noticeable?

Purple acne scars: Would be very noticable to me... But if you're concerned about your scars, you should see your local dermatologist or plastic surgeon for advice on how best to deal with it. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more