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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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How can I get rid of acne/ acne scars?

Can't: Scarring is permanent. Usually with time, the scars will become minimal. Do you still have active acne? A dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) or deep chemical peel, or local excision can frequently minimize the scarring. ...Read more

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Does Dermovate cream get rid of acne scars?

Does Dermovate cream get rid of acne scars?

No: Honestly, deep acne scars are difficult to treat with our current methods. At best, even with a good laser resurfacing treatment or a chemical peel, 50% improvement would be considered a "good result". But dermovate isn't one of the methods that work. ...Read more

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Can zineryt help get rid of red acne scars?

Can zineryt help get rid of red acne scars?

Maybe: The medication is a mixture of zinc and erythromycin. It may be able to settle some active lesions with the antibiotic but i doubt it will do anything for established scars. ...Read more

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What can get rid of acne and acne scars?

What can get rid of acne and acne scars?

Acne Scars: Typically your dermatologist will prescribe different topical medications and possibly oral medications depending on the severity of your acne. In order to reduce the appearance of scars, a topical retinoid may be prescribed to help increase the rate of cell turn over. It is extremely important to protect your skin from the sun as this can make acne scars look worse. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne with oily skin? Acne soap?

Soaps do not help: Acne is a disease of the oil-producing glands of the face, but removing the oils does not cure acne. Regular washing with a benzoyl peroxide-containing cleanser will help dry your face, but will not cure the underlying problem. You need to consult with a dermatologist who can prescribe a program which should help your acne. ...Read more

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Will photofacial get rid of cystic acne?

Will photofacial get rid of cystic acne?

Unlikely: See your medspa doctor for a skin analysis to see if you could undergo a series of laser skin care treatments. I usually combine the isolaz with the cool breeze after doing a microdermabrasion. It is a series of treatments and your doctor will prescribe medication to use between trips. If you want to avoid accutane, discuss with the doctor and she will help you with creams or other options. ...Read more

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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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Which astrigent will get rid of acne scars?

Which astrigent will get rid of acne scars?

None: As far as i know there are no astringents that will get rid of acne scars. Even laser treatments only minimize the appearance of acne scars.. The best treatment is prevention of the acne. Consult a dermatologist for the best treatment of ongoing acne. ...Read more

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Acne remove cream?

There are many: There are several retinoids, all by prescription: tretinion, tazarotene, adapalene. Antibiotics can also come in cream form but those also require a prescription. There are also benzoyl peroxide creams that generally do not require a prescription. You should consult a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What acne product really gets rid of acne!?

What acne product really gets rid of acne!?

There are many: There are many products that can help with acne. The ones that are non prescription (over the counter) usually contain benzoyl peroxide and sometimes a mild acid like gloycolic acid. Everything else is by prescription. ...Read more

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Can benzoyl peroxide clear acne scars?

Can benzoyl peroxide clear acne scars?

Benzoyl & acne scar: No - benzoyl peroxide will treat acne and help prevent worsening pustules and inflammation by helping to kill the bacteria causing acne. However, it won't have any effect on the scars you may get from aggressively picking or popping "zits" There are facial scrubs that may lessen the appearance of scars but a physician trained in skin peels would be needed for deep scars ...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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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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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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Could bio oil get rid of acne scars on face?

No: It's shiny and may make them less visible, but it won't touch them in the long-run. I'm really sorry that you ended up with acne scars. This is the 21st century and all acne is manageable with scientific medicine. Today's practitioners use fillers, microsurgery and lasers with fair results. ...Read more

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Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Time, time & more : Time is your best friend. Avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking are great. Onion bulb extract ( allium cepa) may help as well as honey for some active infections but these later two are controversial. ...Read more

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Does epiduo heal acne scars?

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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Get rid of pimples on face?

Get rid of pimples on face?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist will be best to evaluate and treat you-especially where your face is involved. ...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