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Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?

Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?

It can: A diet rich in antioxidants from fresh fruits and veggies can help with the healing process. Avoiding processed foods also helps. I have had good results with a chinese opical cream called schmoove too. (www.Franzcenter.Com). It helps improve many skin conditions. ...Read more

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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I'm a 19-year-old female. No family history of acne, no hormonal imbalance (my pimples dont flare up before or during puberty), can i grow out of acne?

I'm a 19-year-old female. No family history of acne, no hormonal imbalance (my pimples dont flare up before or during puberty), can i grow out of acne?

Often, acne largely: resolves for some people - but not for all. Evaluation by a dermatologist may provide more insights. Take care. ...Read more

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Im 22 years old and im over puberty and I keep getting white pimples, is it normal?

Im 22 years old and im over puberty and I keep getting white pimples, is it  normal?

Yes: This may be related to diet or hormones or a combination. Avoiding sugar, simple carbs and milk may help. Also the addition of zinc can be helpful. Over the counter medications containing salicylic acid could be a safe treatment vas part of your regimen. For nore extensive or severe cases see a dermatologist for prescription medications, laser or chemical peel. ...Read more

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My daughter is ten years old.Recently her puberty started.Many pimples have grown on her face.What should we do?

My daughter is ten years old.Recently her puberty started.Many pimples have grown on her face.What should we do?

Puberty: Acne or pimples is a very common occurrence during puberty and is often a "death sentence" to most girls. The cornerstone of treatment is washing the face with warm water and a cleanser 2x a day. You may start with 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion/cream once or 2x a day after washing. If not improved, try the 10%. Wait at least 2-4 weeks for results. Prescription meds by her pediatrician is available. ...Read more

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I'm 20 n breaking with ache.I thought I was past puberty. They are leave dark spots on my face n the pimples are big n they hurt. What I 2 do about it?

I'm 20 n breaking with ache.I thought I was past puberty. They are leave dark spots on my face n the pimples are big n they hurt. What I 2 do about it?

Acne: Make sure you don't have excessive androgens ie male hormones. Conditions like cystic ovaries or adrenal disorders can do this. Local treatment with dermatologist would help. You may need antibiotics or retin - a. More intense treatment for severe acne is accutane. ...Read more

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I have mild acne (reddish and puss filled pimples) only on forehead since puberty. How to get rid of it? Stopped oily & spicy food but no improvement.

I have mild acne (reddish and puss filled pimples) only on forehead since puberty. How to get rid of it? Stopped oily & spicy food but no improvement.

Acne: Your regular doctor should be able to help you with this problem If no progress is made I would recommend a visit to a dermatologist, but do give your doctor a chance. ...Read more

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I ve been having a terrible acne on my face for four months now and I never had it before, not even during puberty?

I ve been having a terrible acne on my face for four months now and I never had it before, not even during puberty?

Exam - lab work: Sometimes this indicates a hormonal change that results in an imbalance - too much testosterone. The reason for it might be found in exam and blood work. Changed diet and activity levels could play a role - even make-up or bathing product changes. But I'll recommend an exam. I hope it clears up easily. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...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