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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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Topical treatment for acne scars?

Topical treatment for acne scars?

Fading creams: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. Stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels exist. Pitted scars require laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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Acne and pimple treatment?

Acne and pimple treatment?

Acne therapy: If your acne doesn't respond to otc treatments, consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get a stronger prescription lotion. Tretinoin (avita, retin-a, others), Adapalene (differin) and tazarotene (tazorac, avage) are examples of topical prescription products derived from vitamin a. They work by promoting cell turnover and preventing plugging . You may also need oral antibiotics like doryx (doxycycline). ...Read more

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Will impetigo cream treat acne scars?

Will impetigo cream treat acne scars?

Not acne scars: I'm sorry your disease led to scarring. This can be prevented with modern Rx. The scars can be managed by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist with a laser, filler, or microsurgery. ...Read more

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Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Laser skin resurfacing--reimbursed if acne scars?

Usually not: Insurance typically will help with the management and control of acne infections, but do not often pay for the care of the scarring that results. ...Read more

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Does epiduo heal acne scars?

I have no experience: Commercial, over the counter, products have varying results- I have no experience with this product. ...Read more

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Does dermabrasion help cure acne scarring?

Depends on Severity: Dermabrasion was once the best treatment for acne scars, but it often took a long time for the skin to heal and the treatment can leave scars or permanent lightening of the skin. The newest treatment is with fractionated co2 laser which is more effective, less likely to cause scarring and patients have less downtime. ...Read more

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Remedies for treating acne, pimples or zits?

Remedies for treating acne, pimples or zits?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide, hydroxy acids or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. If these regimes are not resulting in improvement after 4-8 weeks, consultation with a dermatologist may be in order. ...Read more

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Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

Acne scars cure..Natural or laser treatment?

Acne is complex: The cause of acne is elusive and so is the treatment. I am not aware of any natural cures other than avoiding food which may precipitate an attack. Lasers are not typically used for active disease but more for scarring. "ilght therapy" may be effective and so is pdt with ala. ...Read more

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How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

Scientific Rx: If you are male and still have acne while on benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, your physician may try a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. Or if this is deep / cystic / severe acne, it may be time to consider accutane. For the scars, a dermatologist can abrade, fill, operate and/or laser; your choice, but note the hollywood stars who keep their scars for character. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does microdermabrasion help remove acne scars?

Does microdermabrasion help remove acne scars?

Not really: True microdermabrasion is limited to the epidermis whereas acne disease truly occurs in the deep dermis. Microdermabrasion is a slightly more agressive form of exfoliation and may help to remove superficial irregularities and pigment. Dermabrasion extends to the dermis and may help to improve superficial scarring. ...Read more

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How to treat acne, blackheads, oil, scarring?

How to treat acne, blackheads, oil, scarring?

Daily care + diet: Acne can be the result of different hormone imbalances. Medicines that help to stabilize the hormones of teenagers and of peri menopausal women have the same mechanism and can be considered. Excessive oil can lead to acne and may be diet related. Blackheads can result from constricted pores with dirt present and can be diminished by warmth when cleansing. Scarring increases with inflammation. ...Read more

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Can Accutane clear acne scars?

Can Accutane clear acne scars?

No. But it can help: Reduce acne breakouts and more cyst formation that can lead to new scars. Accutane is powerful medicine that requires monitoring and absolute avoidance of pregnancy (causes birth defects). See dermatologist for advice and prescription if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Does laser resurfacing really get rid of acne scars?

Does laser resurfacing really get rid of acne scars?

Partially: Honestly, deep acne scars are difficult to treat with our current methods. At best, even with a good laser resurfacing treatment, 50% improvement would be considered a "good result". ...Read more

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What causes acne marks and scars?

What causes acne marks and scars?

Destruction: When you have inflammatory acne for a long time the natural structure of your skin becomes permanently changed and the good structure is damaged and changed and marks or scars result. ...Read more

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Does laser scar removal for acne scars really work?

Does laser scar removal for acne scars really  work?

Yes and no: Once a scar has been made, there is currently no technology that can create a scarless area but there are several including lasers which can help. Techniques are dependent on the experience and skill of the practitioner as well as the response of the individual, all a which are highly variable. For best results, seek someone with a lot of experience with your particular problem. ...Read more

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How to eliminate acne & acne scars on face? (affordable)

How to eliminate acne & acne scars on face? (affordable)

Acne treatments: Acne treatment depends on the severity. Mild acne can be treated with good skin care products such as Retin-A and topical benzoyl peroxide. Moderate acne can add topical antibiotic as well as peels and lasers. Severe acne may need short term antibiotics, retin-a, topical antibiotics, ala and laser followed by resurfacing for scars and or accutane. ...Read more

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How to erase black acne scars on face?

How to erase black acne scars on face?

Scars & Vitamin E: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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Will tretinoin heal acne scars?

Will tretinoin heal acne scars?

It will not: Effective treatment of your acne will prevent additional scarring. If you wish, a dermatologist can make scars less visible using a laser, microsurgery, injections and/or dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Is there an effective pimple scars removal treatment?

Is there an effective pimple scars removal treatment?

Maybe: Scars are permanent, but can be made less apparent. If someone has deep pitting from acne, then dermabrasion is a surgical procedure that can help, not to be confused with microdermabrasion which really doesn't do anything. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of pimple scars without professional treatment?

What are some ways to get rid of pimple scars without professional treatment?

Improve not remove: Unfortunately there is no way to eliminate scars only improve them. Prevention with good skin care and hygiene and topical and/or oral antibiotics if needed are the best. Once scars are formed, avoiding sun exposure and tobacco use are important to help resolve the scars. ...Read more

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Do you get pimple scars after you go do your laser skin treatment?

Do you get pimple scars after you go do your laser skin treatment?

No: ...But sometimes using the vaseline-type ointment afterwards during the healing process can cause some temporary acne flareups. ...Read more

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Could i take laser treatment for pimple scars?

Could i take laser treatment for pimple scars?

Yes: There are many ways to treat the scars, once the acne is under control. These treatments include lasers, peels and microdermabrasion. I like using a non-ablative laser known as fraxel. It works great for these areas and also resurfaces the surrounding skin improving the overall quality. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist will take a look at your skin type and determine the best approach. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for scar of the pimples on the face?

What is the best treatment for scar of the pimples on the face?

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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What is the most effective treatment for 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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What are your treatment options for pimple scars on the face?

What are your treatment options for pimple scars on the face?

Hard to Treat: Micro needling w PRP can help with scars, fractionated lasers are better, but more expensive. Other options would be laser genesis, needle subcision, Sculptra or fillers, Profound RF to improve the appearance. See an aesthetic physician to discuss all of the options and figure out which is best for your case and budget. ...Read more

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My face is full of pimple scars. Is there a good treatment for them?

My face is full of pimple scars. Is there a good treatment for them?

Pimple scars: There are many different treatments for acne scarring. If they are deep and isolated, then they possibly can be directly excised. If they are more superficial then they can be improved with co2 laser resurfacing and possibly autofat grafting. ...Read more

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Hello. I am 26 and worried about my back which is covered with pimples and scars. I followed a treatment from a dermatologist as well but in vain.

Get seen again: You are past due for treatment with isotretinoin. It will not touch the scars but will prevent new ones. Get another opinion. If you are not having regular periods, work on this with your physician. If you cannot take isotretinoin, the oral contraceptive pill and maybe sourinolactone are considerations. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get laser treatment for acne scars if you have pimples on your face?

Is it possible to get laser treatment for acne scars if you have pimples on your face?

Laser for acne scars: The active acne should be controlled prior to laser treatment for acne scars to minimize risk of infection. ...Read more

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Boil like pimples on legs that are filled with pus and occur randomly. Leave scars and dry skin layer after they burst. What could it be n treatment?

Boil like pimples on legs that are filled with pus and occur randomly. Leave scars and dry skin layer after they burst. What could it be n treatment?

?folliculitis: These may be pustules caused by staphylloccus bacteria which colonize on your skin. If this is the problem, a course of potent antistaphylloccal antibiotic like dicloxacillin(if you're not allergic to penicillins) is required to clear this condition. For single pustules, use warm compresses and sterilize the surrounding skin(but not on the pustule) with rubbing alcohol. Use Bacitracin on boil. ...Read more

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How do I treat pimple scars that now has become uneven skin tone? At the scares im darker, while my skin is lighter. Any household treatments?

How do I treat pimple scars that now has become uneven skin tone?  At the scares im darker,  while my skin is lighter. Any household treatments?

Uneven skin tone: There are myths about many household remedies for lightening the skin or treating skin conditions. Often these remedies make matters worse. Please see your dermatologist. There are medications that would help with both acne and dark spots left after acne on the skin, such as tretinoin or azelaic acid. ...Read more

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I used topical treatments on my acne and some of the blind pimples left a bump as if the head is still underneath. I believe its not scar as i din't pop it. Can i know if it will go away on its own or is there somthing I should do to get rid of it ?

I used topical treatments on my acne and some of the blind pimples left a bump as if the head is still underneath. I believe its not scar as i din't pop it. Can i know if it will go away on its own or is there somthing I should do to get rid of it ?

Manage it: Listen friend. Most of what you read / hear about acne is not true. You'll scar from a bad pimple whether or not it pops. If it's this severe, you need to prevent new pimples from forming -- you can do nothing about what's happened. Keep loading on the topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid and get with your physician to add some prescription Rx for a few months. Best wishes. ...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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When can I seek treatment for residual scars from acne once I'm off acutane?

When can I seek treatment for residual scars from acne once I'm off acutane?

1 year: Although each surgeon/dermatologist that treats this may have different opinions, at least 6 months and for most of us, 1 year must have passed before any facial resurfacing for acne scars should be performed. Options include dermabrasion / laser resurfacing (most often CO2) and/or chemical peel. ...Read more

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Whats a good treatment for acne and scars?

Whats a good treatment for acne and scars?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?

What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?

Acne and scars: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. Acne scarring can be improved with filler injections, subscision, dermabrasion, laser, punch graft transplantation and other techniques. ...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


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