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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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What is the best way to get rid of pimples?

What is the best way to get rid of pimples?

Rx: This is the 21st century and you shouldn't have to be troubled by these annoying lesions -- being a teen is difficult enough. I start with topical Clindamycin plus either benzoyl peroxide (over-the-counter) or a retinoic acid derivative (if there's lots of blackheads); a systemic antibiotic as appropriate is helpful if this fails and dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of pimples that can't be popped?

What is the best way to get rid of pimples that can't be popped?

Steroid injections: Deep cystic acne can be treated with steroid injections. If there are many and recurrent, you may need antibiotics (oral & topicals), accutane, laser treatments combined with ala or a pixel resurfacing laser. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of pimples and acne?

What is the best way to get rid of pimples and acne?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of pimples or zits without creams and wash?

What is the best way to get rid of pimples or zits without creams and wash?

Combination Therapy: Adult acne can be challenging to treat. Each person responds differently of cleansers, creams, antibiotic therapy, or hormonal therapy. A 3 month course of low dose antibiotics can be of great benefit, if taken bcp is not an option. Have your skin evaluated by a dermatologist and discuss what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of my red pimple?

Do NOT Squeeze: Don't sqeeze the pimple. Often best to draw the pimple with moist warm compresses to get it to come to a "head". Squeezing is not good, and may spread the infected area, plus lead to permanent scarring. If large, should see a local md or dermatologist to do the draining or provide antibiotic coverage to help resolve. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a pimple on your cheek?

What is the best way to get rid of a pimple on your cheek?

Pimple: Clean you skin with a good cleansing soap and use benzoyl peroxide 10% over the counter. You can find coverup to put on the blemish at the counter of your local department store. You have to match your skin tone. A sales rep can help you find the right shade. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of pockmark/pimples?

Best way to get rid of pockmark/pimples?

Seek help with skin: If actively breaking out, you should see a dermatologist or medical esthetician for possible antibiotics, acidification of skin, etc. When stable and breakouts slowed/stopped, then use of mechanical dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion), scar removal, fillers, etc can be considered. Crater-type scars are easier to treat than "ice-pick" type scarring. Sometimes use of laser or peels help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of pimple scars?

What is the best way to get rid of pimple scars?

A little bit of work: Facial scars from acne can be addressed with office based cosmetic procedures. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more