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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Best removal method for pitted acne scars?

Best removal method for pitted acne scars?

Acne scar revision: There are many therapies used in acne scar revision, and none is the best. Your scars will be evaluated and classified. A unified approach with multiple therapies will be outlined. Improvement, not perfection, is the goal. ...Read more

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Could laser resurfacing completely remove acne scars. Any side effects ?

Could laser resurfacing completely remove acne scars. Any side effects ?

Not completely: But it's pretty good. There's also microsurgery and fillers. It's safe and not so bad. I'm sorry you weren't treated as you should have been when you had your acne, and i hope you get what you want. ...Read more

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How to remove post acne marks on cheeks?

How to remove post acne marks on cheeks?

Different 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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Is dermabrasion effective for removing facial acne marks in teens?

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Dermabrasion: Abrasion of the skin is helpful for removing marks and scars. It is not used more as it has - in my opinion - a greater risk of causing a scar than the well controlled laser treatments.Like fractionated fraxel treatments. ...Read more

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Does laser scar removal for acne scars work well?

Does laser scar removal for acne scars work well?

Yes: Both fractionated carbon dioxide and erbium lasers offer significant improvement for scars. The erbium offers faster healing time of 3-4 days and is appropriate for recent or old scars as well as surgical scars. ...Read more

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Dose Microderm abrasion really work for scar removal from acne scars?

Dose Microderm abrasion really work for scar removal from acne scars?

Depends on depth: of scars and your skin type, . Consult a dermatologist for specific opinion. It should help to varying degree. ...Read more

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How many visits is laser scar removal for face acne?

How many visits is laser scar removal for face acne?

One or more: Fractionated laser will offer improvement in only one visits, although repeated sessions at least one month apart will offer greater improvement-50-70 per cent overall improvement. ...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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Roaccutane realky remove acne scars too?

Roaccutane realky remove acne scars too?

No: But it's the strongest and most effective medicine to prevent new ones. I'm sorry you ended up with acne scars. You can choose microsurgery, a filler, a laser, or decide to keep them (as some hollywood leads have done) for the "tough guy" look. I hope you get the result you want. ...Read more

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Would Mederma help with post mole removal scar?

Would Mederma help with post mole removal scar?

Many options : There are many scar treatments available now. The best is some form of silicone-either topical cream or solid sheet. The last paper i read that compared scar treatments had silicone as the best. Also it's cheaper then mederma and is sold at most major drug stores and online. ...Read more

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Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Would facial scar revision remove scars caused by acne?

Facial scar revision: Scars caused by acne are more noticeable if they have surface contour irregularities such as a scalloped or ice-pick scar. Facial scar revision if performed primarily for the scalloped or ice-pick type scars to improve the surface contour. You will still have a scar but the goal is to make the scar smoother and less noticeable. ...Read more

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What procedure will fully eliminate light acne indentations (rolling scars)?

What procedure will fully eliminate light acne indentations (rolling scars)?

Combination approach: There are a number of options: chemical peels, fractionated laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, scar subcision along with topical retinoids, topical vitamin c, and Alpha hydroxy acids. A combination approach i find is best for superior results. While treatment may not 100% eliminate, many patients are extremely satisfied. ...Read more

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Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Will fraxel laser remove superficial light indentations and hipper pigmentation scars? :/

Laser=light: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/laser. Light, a form of electromagnetic radiation, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/electromagnetic_radiation, used for treatment is just a way of applying heat, i.e. The heat generated when the light is absorbed. What then happens ; the results (down the road) are a result of both the heat damage ; the healing response, locally ; body wide, thus no guarantees. ...Read more

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What face creams used to heal post surgical face scars?

What  face creams used to heal post surgical face scars?

Scar Cream: There are a number of topical treatments for treating scars. In the early post op period, antibiotic ointments are used. When the scars are healed after 10-14 days, silicone based topicals can be used. Consult your local plastic surgeon for guidance. Early treatment can prevent needing more invasive treatments later on. ...Read more

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Would acne laser surgery remove my acne for good?

Would acne laser surgery remove my acne for good?

No: Even in the 21st century, acne can only be managed until it self-cures on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician will work with you to find the right prescription-strength treatment. If you're offered isotretinoin, it will clear you for at least several months though it's not for the faint-hearted. ...Read more

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Can you laser acne atrophic scars off the face?

Can you laser acne atrophic scars off the face?

Yes.: There are many treatments for acne scars ranging from actual surgery to dermabrasion to laser ablation or resurfacing. Often. Multiple treatments may be required. Laser resurfacing can often be quite painful during the recovery phase. ...Read more

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Will fraxel laser completely fade light acne indentation scars and dark skin?

Will fraxel laser completely fade light acne indentation scars and dark skin?

Fade Acne Scars and: It i supposed to fade acne scars and does skin resurfacing.It may also improve pigmented lesions on your face. I may not make your skin lighter, if that's what your question is, but it will fade pigmented lesions consult a dermatologist who offers this type of laser therapy. ...Read more

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Does scar repairex really fade acne scars ?

Does scar repairex really fade acne scars ?

Of course not: I'm sorry your acne was not treated as it should have been and you ended up with scars. Scams like "Repairex" target people like yourself. You can have them modified by a specialist with a laser, filler, or microsurgery, or you can do like several Hollywood leading men and keep them for the tough-guy look. ...Read more

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Will tea tree oil help fade post acne blemish marks?

Will  tea tree oil help fade post acne blemish marks?

No: No scar can be completely removed. Tree oil is a mild antibiotic and has a limited effect against mild acne in the acute stage, and is less irritating than other over-the-counter preparations. For old scars, dermatologists have dermabrasion, lasers and more, and some hollywood men have cultivated the scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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Will popping pimples leave black blemish scar?

Will popping pimples leave black blemish scar?

Not the key: Whether or not you pop them, you're likely to have hyperpigmentation and maybe depressed scars; the latter can be permanent. You owe it to yourself to get serious about managing your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated up to 10% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your physician can add something that will. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective and fast product or way that get rid of pimples/zit/blemish?

Which is the most effective and fast product or way that get rid of pimples/zit/blemish?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I remove acne marks naturally?

How do I remove acne marks naturally?

Can't be done: They fade with time, though it often takes several months. It's more important that you avoid getting new lesions. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician can help with prescription-strength medication. ...Read more

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What is the better cure of acne marks?

What is the better cure of acne marks?

Laser / Aesthetics: Laser therapy is very good at reducing scarring from acne - but specific lasers and a knowledgeable technician/physician is most important so as not to worsen the scarring... Sometimes - depending on skin type and type of scarring - other aesthetic treatments can help with decreasing the look of scars too... Good luck! ...Read more

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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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What are good home remediesthat actually work for acne marks?

Forget it: Nothing you can do at home will touch acne scars, no matter what you may have read on the internet. Glitzy sites promoting natural remedies with anecdotes and junk science are money-makers and have no reason to tell the truth. Dermatology has lasers today that work marvels. If you want your scars less noticeable, ask the right questions. ...Read more

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How to make my acne marks disappear ?

How to make my acne marks disappear   ?

See your physician: It depends on the depth of the scars and how much you have, also if there's more discoloration involved and if still with active acne. Using a noncomedogenic sunblock everyday will help prevent further discoloration. Retinoid products are known to reduce scarring over time but the most effective ones are by prescription. Glycolic acid may also help. See your physician for the best options for you. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne marks?

How can I effectively treat acne marks?

Scars: This will require a dermatology consult. They can be made less visible by microsurgery, laser, filler or dermabrasion. It's your choice; remember that some hollywood leading men have kept their to look "tough." best wishes. ...Read more

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How to remove post acne marks on cheeks?

Different 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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Whats the best way to cure acne and acne marks?

Whats the best way to cure acne and acne marks?

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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Treatment for post-acne marks?

Treatment for post-acne marks?

Depends: Depends on the marks red spots. These come from acne inflammation and resolve over a few months. No treatment needed brown spots. Also come from inflammation, but in this case the inflammation leads to hyper pigmentation. This resolves on its own, but there are topical meds that help. Pitted scars. This needs laser treatment, surgery, or chemical peels to treat. ...Read more

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What is good for acne marks on the face?

What is good for acne marks on the face?

A comprehensive: Evaluation by a good dermatologist! that way you can select from a variety of treatments. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne and acne marks?

What is the best treatment for acne and acne marks?

You have choices: If you have acne that's causing scars, you have a right to effective treatment. It's likely that a dermatologist will give you a trial of one of the kind-of-dangerous and unpleasant but highly-effective vitamin a derivatives. These specialists also have a variety of ways of making old scars less apparent if that is your wish. ...Read more

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What causes rid of acne marks on your face?

What causes rid of acne marks on your face?

Old scars: A dermatologist can make them less visible using dermabrasion, fillers, microsurgery or laser rx. It's your choice; especially if you're a man, several hollywood leads have kept their for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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How to remove hyperpigmentation/acne marks?

How to remove hyperpigmentation/acne marks?

Hydroquinone: This is your best bleach. Don't overdo it. The marks eventually fade on their own, and they probably look worse to you than they do to anyone else. Especially, i'm sorry your acne wasn't treated properly in the first place. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cream for acne marks?

Cream for acne marks?

None work: The brown spots after acne fade with time, but only a dermatologist can make scars less visible. If that is what you want (most folks you meet won't care unless scarring is severe), lasers, fillers, and surgery are available. These work and you have a right to something more effective than an ineffective topical. ...Read more

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How to remove acne marks?

How to remove acne marks?

Specialist work: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent using a laser, filler, or dermabrasion. Before you do this, consider whether this is what you really want. If you are a woman, most men don't care but you'll probably get a good result. If you are a man, look at the hollywood stars who have kept their acne marks to look tougher (jet li, charlie sheen, stephen segal, many others.). ...Read more

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Can acne marks go away on their own?

Can acne marks go away on their own?

Yes: Most scars will fade with time. It doesn't necessarily mean it will resolve completely but usually becomes less prominent. Unfortunately the worse the scar, the more likely you are to have some residual signs even with years. ...Read more

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Does triluma helps fade dark acne marks?

Does triluma helps fade dark acne marks?

Probably: This is an excellent bleaching cream that can be used anywhere from 1 day a week 2 more often if it does not dry out your skin. It may take several weeks to work and should be used at night. You should wear a sunscreen on top of any acne medicine that you were using because the sun will make the spots remaining darker longer. Any topical acne cream that has a retinoid in it will also help lighten. ...Read more

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How can I fade acne marks within 2 weeks?

Don't try: Red marks can't be changed and they are necessary for healing. If you try to depigment the brown spots, you're likely to disfigure yourself. The key is to keep new lesions from forming. Acne needs to be managed until it self-cures. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more

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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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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more