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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,097 doctors shared insights

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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Is contractubex effective in treating acne scars?

Is contractubex effective in treating acne scars?

I bet not: This is a concoction of onion extract (!), allanoin and heparin. I'm really sorry that somebody neglected your acne and you ended up with scars. I'm not aware of any reason to think that these three basically inert substances will help. A study of post-op patients is improperly controlled.A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can use a filler, microsurgery or laser to make your scars less conspicuous ...Read more

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Is derma rollers efficient in treating acne scars?

Is derma rollers efficient in treating acne scars?

Works great: Takes around 3-5 sessions. Prp with the treatment will work great. ...Read more

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Hi,I'm allergic to aspirin,can i still use aspirin as a mask on my face since i heard that it has a lot of benefits in treating acne scars?

Hi,I'm allergic to aspirin,can i still use aspirin as a mask on my face since i heard that it has a lot of benefits in treating acne scars?

Seek other treatment: If you are truly allergic to aspirin, then you should avoid it. However, you should visit your physician to discuss what reaction you had to aspirin and determine if it is a true allergy or side effects. The good news is that there are several treatments for acne scarring that do not involve aspirin that you can explore look at this recent study please: Good luck. http://tinyurl.com/jfj8 ...Read more

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Are sulfacetamide sodium or monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) effective in treating acne scars?

Are sulfacetamide sodium or monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) effective in treating acne scars?

No: They are useful for treating acne, and treating it can prevent more scars. But these medicines won't actually do anything for existing scars. ...Read more

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What works the best when treating acne scarring?

Dermatology consult: You won't be able to affect the scars on your own. A dermatologist can make them less visible using microsurgery, filler, laser, or dermabrasion. I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated in the first place as it should have been. ...Read more

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What would be the best products in treating acne, acne scars, clogged pores, & dark spots?

Acne treatment: First, is keeping the skin clean. Most people do not wash their skin enough. As far as clogged pores consider granular facial scrubs and once they are gone regular facial washing. Then one might consider over the counter products such as benzoyl peroxide and if not effective prescription antibiotics, topical and/or oral. ...Read more

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How do you go about treating healed acne scars on your face?

How do you go about treating healed acne scars on your face?

Acne scars: It is really up to you. There are several treatments available. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon to see what your options are. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common ...Read more


Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more