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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,096 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 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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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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Does Accutane help acne scars / marks?

Does Accutane help acne scars / marks?

No it doesn't: It can prevent them but once they are present it doesn't help. Other techniques such as laser, chemical peels or dermabrasion may improve the appearance. Consult a dermatologist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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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I would like someone with knowledge of Accutane and acne scars?

I would like someone with knowledge of Accutane and acne scars?

Please go ahead: & ask a clear and specific question so that we can try to provide a helpful response. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Could I get some information regarding Accutane and acne scars?

Could I get some information regarding Accutane and acne scars?

The basics: Accutane / isotretinoin is powerful medicine that only specialists can prescribe, and you'll be followed very closely. If you've already gotten scars from acne, I'm sorry. It could have been prevented. Or you may decide you don't mind, or like the "tough" look. Accutane will not touch your current scars, but laser Rx, microsurgery or an injectable filler may make them less visible. ...Read more

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I ve heard that baking soda is effective in treating acne and acne scars. Is it true?

I ve heard that baking soda is effective in treating acne and acne scars. Is it true?

Baking Soda for Acne: Those who want to know how to treat acne with baking soda should begin by mixing the baking soda with water to make a paste. This paste should be very similar in consistency to toothpaste, as it should be soft enough that it can easily be rubbed over the skin. You should also make sure that your face is wet before applying the baking soda, as this will ensure that the paste is able to be spread. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to rid of acne scars let after accutane?

Can you tell me how to rid of  acne scars let after accutane?

Specialist treatment: A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can help using fillers, microsurgery, or a laser. I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated promptly when it should have been, but i'm glad you got to use isotretinoin. ...Read more

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. 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