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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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Can applying vitamin E oil help fight acne and acne scars?

Can applying vitamin E oil help fight acne and acne scars?

Vitamin E and scars: Sadly, topical vitamin e doesn't really help acne or surgical scars much at all. Many people actually get an allergic dermatitis from it. ...Read more

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Does akneroxid 5% 5 benzoyl cure acne scars??

Does akneroxid 5% 5 benzoyl cure acne scars??

Not if it's only BP: If only active ingredient is benzoyl peroxide, I wouldn't expect it to help scars. Best topicals for acne scars usually retinoids, like tretinoin, adapalene tazarotene. These products require a prescription. ...Read more

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Will glycolic peels work for hyperpigmentation caused by acne?

Will glycolic peels work for hyperpigmentation caused by acne?

Chemical peels work: Chemical peels, including glycolic acid, can be effective in treating the hyperpigmentation from acne. Depending on your skin tone, laser and ipl (intense pulsed light) are effective as well. However it's important that your acne breakouts are under control, otherwise you'll be chasing the problem. ...Read more

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Could finacea gel cream work for acne prone skin?

Could finacea gel cream work for acne prone skin?

Acne Rosacea: Finacea is a topical gel containing azelaic acid, a naturally occurring acid. Azelaic acid helps the skin to renew itself more quickly and therefore reduces pimple and blackhead formation. It also helps to kill the bacteria that cause acne and rosacea. ...Read more

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How does Retin A (tretinoin) 0.025 help treat acne?

How does Retin A (tretinoin) 0.025 help treat acne?

Tricky: It will help give you smoother skin with more uniform color, but will take 3 months to get there. Then continue to use it. At first it may be irritating so you might need to skip some nights, but in a few weeks you will want to apply it every night. If the acne is more severe or if result is not satisfactory, there are more potent forms. You can also take spironolactone pills. Retin A (tretinoin) causes more ...Read more

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Differin (adapalene) or dalacin t gel for acne and acne scars ?!

Differin (adapalene) or dalacin t gel for acne and acne scars ?!

Two different meds: Differen is a lower strength retinoid comparable to retin a (tretinoin) that may decrease oil gland activity among many other effects. Dalacin t is a topical antibiotic containing Clindamycin and similar to the older Cleocin t. Both can actually be used for acne breakouts, if prescribed and supervised by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Is microdermabrasion effective for acne and acne scars?

Is microdermabrasion effective for acne and acne scars?

Yes & No: There are two types of acne scars. Craters and ice-pick. The ice-pick scar has sharp borders whereas the crater has smoother borders. Ice-pick variety of scars have to be excised and can be done quite easily with small punch biopsies. The crater variety can be helped with multiple sessions of microdermabrasion. ...Read more

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Do natural face mask works for treating ice pick scars, box scars and acne?

Do natural face mask works for treating ice pick scars, box scars and acne?

There are many: different types of natural face masks. Don't know which one you are referring to. In general - chronic scarring would not resolve using face masks. ...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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Is micro needling combined with sun exposure effective for treating hypopigmented scars?

Is micro needling combined with sun exposure effective for treating hypopigmented scars?

Micro needling: "is micro needling combined with sun exposure effective for treating hypopigmented scars?" micro needling is a new procedure that is supposed to stimulate collagen growth in treated areas and probably won't help for hypopigmented spots. Sun exposure has been a common treatment for that for years though and may help you. ...Read more

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Best makeup for acne prone skin?

Best makeup for acne prone skin?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist. They can tailor their recommendations to your specific skin issues. ...Read more

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Does solodyn (minocycline) help with acne scars?

Maybe: Often a skins reaction can lead to local swelling which may make the skin look better. But a lasting impact is hard to get with topical creams. ...Read more

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Can minocyline and clindamycin phosphate lotion 1% treat inflammation caused by acne?

Can minocyline and clindamycin phosphate lotion 1% treat inflammation caused by acne?

Yes: That is one of many prescriptions available for treating acne. Discuss the available prescriptions with your doctor to get the one best for you. Often time laser skin care combined with prescriptions pills, creams and products can make a long term improvement. ...Read more

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Is laser light therapy for acne scars good on teenage skin?

Yes for some scars: In our experience it has been useful for either atrophic acne scars and some of the red elevated scars. We have used both the pulsed dye laser and the fractional co2 laser on selected patients with good results. ...Read more

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Does the sun help acne?

Does the sun help acne?

Acne Sun: Moderate exposure to the sun can, in many instances, help acne. That doesn't mean that you should out there and bake in it! ...Read more

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Is renova (tretinoin) cream effective in treating pimples and dark spots on the face?

Yes and no: Renova (tretinoin) is tretenoin isis for acne both pimples and blackheads and whiteheads. It is also used to treat fine wrinkles. It does not do much for dark spots. Theoretically if the spot is superficial and it is used for a long time it might peel away at the spot to help some but don't hold your breath. ...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