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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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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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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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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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What side effects are commonly associated with laser treatment for removal of acne scars?

What side effects are commonly associated with laser treatment for removal of acne scars?

Laser for acne: Laser works but it comes at a price... You could have prolonged redness and require several treatments to achieve a satisfactory result. And there is always a chance of developing hypopigmentation or lightening of your skin. Then there is milia or whiteheads, lines of demarcation where your treatment stopped and the risks for infection. But it does work! ...Read more

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Is laser acne removal effective on acne or only on older scars?

On scars: It is not effective for active acne , and except for the aesthera laser potentially harmful. It is great for other acne scars, especially the mixto fractional which has won the aesthetic award last two years in a row for acne scar removal.! ...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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What is the most effective scar removal treatment for acne scars?

What is the most effective scar removal treatment for acne scars?

Surgical : Depending upon depth, extent location skin color, skin type, will determine what the best choice is for any individual scar situation. ...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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What is the best medication for removal of post mole & acne scar ? I have used calendula for mole scar but not effective

What is the best medication for removal of post mole & acne scar ? I have used calendula for mole scar but not effective

Nothing will work: I'm sorry. Acne scars may be treated by a specialist with a laser, or microsurgery or fillers. If your acne is still active, your physician can manage it -- ignore all "pop" wisdom about acne. I understand you also have rosacea and I trust this is being managed as well. Truth be told, a man doesn't need a "perfect face" -- looks are much more about physical fitness and how you interact. Best wishs ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's permanent acne removal?

Help! need to know if there's permanent acne removal?

No: Isotretinoin will keep it at bay for many months and it might self-cure in the meantime. Otherwise, consider it a chronic disease that eventually goes away on its own. ...Read more

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How much does acne removal surgery cost?

How much does acne removal surgery cost?

Depends: First one cannot remove acne with surgery. One can control acne with various light sourses (ipl/laser) which is coded as acne surgery. Acne scars are removed only with surgery or lasers. Cost depends upon area treated and number of treatments, would guess abyt$500 per tx of cheeks, more for entire face. ...Read more

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Is laser acne removal effective?

Is laser acne removal effective?

Yes: Both lasers and fillers have worked remarkably well. Remember that you have a choice; some hollywood leading men like the scars and the "tough guy" character they give. I know you will make the right decision for yourself. ...Read more

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Where can I get laser acne removal?

Where can I get laser acne removal?

No where: Lasers don't remove acne. Lasers can remove the scars from acne though. We do have a light device called the blue u that treats acne. Good luck. http://www.lasvegasdermatology.com/skin-conditions/acne. ...Read more

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What is the effect of laser acne removal?

What is the effect of laser acne removal?

Not great: Much better for acne scar removal. Light treatment with ala is not laser bout works for active acne as do chemical peels. Of course daily skin care is assumed. ...Read more

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Want to have the laser acne removal, is it possible?

Want to have the laser acne removal, is it possible?

Not really: The aesthera laser pulls the skin tight then supposedly with withdraws oil from the follicles but no laser cures acne. ...Read more

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What are the chances of laser acne removal not working?

What are the chances of laser acne removal not working?

It depends: There are several lasers that do help acne. I don't know the exact statistics but I find the Q switches yags specifically the spectra carbon peel from Korea do work relatively well. It is a3 step process first heating a carbon on the face, second lasering the carbon off taking off a layer of skin and clearing pores probably killing the bacteria as well it required 5 treatments 10 days apart. ...Read more

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Anyone have laser acne removal done and get really consistent results?

Anyone have laser acne removal done and get really consistent results?

No: Lasers are more intended for acne scar rival not active acne. The aesthera laser is for acne but i'm not sure it's cost is worth the money. Good hygeine, topicals, chemical peels, oral agent when necessary and some light treatments are all better than laser for active acne. ...Read more

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Laser acne removal -- good idea or bad?

Laser acne removal -- good idea or bad?

Your choice: Results are generally very good. There are also fillers that work remarkably well in skilled hands. Remember that you have a choice, and that several hollywood male stars have kept / cultivated their acne scars for the "tough guy" image they project. I know you will make the right choice for yourself. ...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