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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,138 Doctors shared insights

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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What's the best treatment for dark spots following acne that healed?

What's the best treatment for dark spots following acne that healed?

Nothing: Please forgive me. Trying to bleach each little dark spot will be frustrating, largely ineffective, potentially disfiguring, and cause you to spend too much time looking at your face when most people care more about how fit you are, how you move, what you have to say, what you can do well, and how you treat others. Leave them alone. They'll fade over the months. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for acnes, spots and pimples?

What is a good treatment for acnes, spots and pimples?

Pangea organics: I recommend the discovery kit for oily skin for only $34 and free shipping until labor day. The high antioxidant content found in these certified organic botanical products (not dangerous chemicals) supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. Http://bit. Ly/146axow. ...Read more

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Im27yr. And still have acne spots on face what are the causes and what is the best treatment? Best regard.

Im27yr. And still have acne spots on face what are the causes and what is the best treatment? Best regard.

Pores Clog: Acne appears when a pore in your skin gets clogged. Normally dead cells rise to the surface, but sometimes sebum (an oil that keeps skin from drying out) can cause the dead skin cells to stick together inside the pore becoming trapped. Sometimes bacteria that live on the skin get trapped in the pore. The pore becomes inflamed and a pimple. cyst or nodule results. Check on Prime for treatment! ...Read more

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Can I mix match products like neutragena acne wash and clinique spot treatment together?

Can I mix match products like neutragena acne wash and clinique spot treatment together?

Acne: Its ok to mix brands, but be careful, you may dry out your skin because many will have the same chemical ingredients in them. ...Read more

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Is aczone supposed to be used for spot treatment or for all affected areas? Will it help with acne scarring?

Is aczone supposed to be used for spot treatment or for all affected areas? Will it help with acne scarring?

For all areas: After cleaning your face and hands, rub a small thin layer for all the affected areas. This medication is generally for clearing up acne and may possibly reduce the likelihood of developing future acne scars, but it won’t help reduce the appearance of current scars. ...Read more

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What's the best spot treatment to get rid of acne marks and scars?

What's the best spot treatment to get rid of acne marks and scars?

Acne scar treatments: A variety of approaches are necessary to improve not remove acne scars. Specific therapy is dependent on the type of scars and skin type. Potential therapies include subcision, cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion, laser and other treatments, including prp. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective acne face cream and spot treatment?

What is considered the most effective acne face cream and spot treatment?

See doctor: Your doctor can detemine what type of cream and spot treatment that is best for you., because it is depend on your skin type and the presentation of the comedones. ...Read more

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Can I use tazorac (tazarotene) as a spot treatment for mild acne?

Can I use tazorac (tazarotene) as a spot treatment for mild acne?

Not really: Tazorac (tazarotene) is not good for this. Tazorac (tazarotene) is meant to be used as an overall skin product to reduce future formation of acne, not to spot treat specific areas. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to use bottle benzoyl peroxide for spot acne treatment?

Can you explain if it's safe to use bottle benzoyl peroxide for spot acne treatment?

Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe and can be used depending on the severity and comes in different strengths, along with other therapies if needed. ...Read more

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I have acne for 3 yrs & wanna know that can I use 5% benzoyl peroxide as a spot treatment. Wht r d side effect using b.P. As a spot treatment?

I have acne for 3 yrs & wanna know that can I use 5% benzoyl peroxide as a spot treatment. Wht r d side effect using b.P. As a spot treatment?

Treat it seriously: Forget "spot treatments." if you're serious about your health, you want to prevent new lesions. For this, use your benzoyl peroxide twice a day, over every affected area. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. You owe it to yourself to do this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have mild acne & wanna know can I use 5% benzoyl peroxide gel as spot treatment? How much it is safe 2 use b.P. As a spot treatment? Or any tips?

I have mild acne & wanna know can I use 5% benzoyl peroxide gel as spot treatment? How much it is safe 2 use b.P. As a spot treatment? Or any tips?

Spot treatment: Spot treatment is fine. If and when face gets too red or dry apply moisturizer and stop the benzoyl treatment for a few days. ...Read more

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For acne spot treatment which one is safer & better? Salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide?

For acne spot treatment which one is safer & better? Salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide?

Not for spots: Use them on a regular basis to prevent new lesions. If this isn't working, get with your physician. You also need to know that enjoying your own body is not a health problem. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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Can I use retin-a all over my face or just as a spot treatment? I have oily acne prone skin and my face full of milia

Can I use retin-a all over my face or just as a spot treatment? I have oily acne prone skin and my face full of milia

All over: Use Retin A (tretinoin) all over your face, every night before bed time. Avoid the creases of the nose and the corners of the mouth (will burn). Make sure you use sunblock in the morning, as your skin will be gradually peeling and very sensitive. ...Read more

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I have oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. I currently use a 10% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment - can you recommend a different treatment?

I have oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. I currently use a 10% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment - can you recommend a different treatment?

Hard stuff: Spot treatment is going to lead to frustration and disappointment. Get with your personal physician. Your next step may be adding a topical retinoic acid derivative, or moving to benzoyl peroxide over all affecte areas as tolerated plus a short course of an antibiotic, topical spironolactone, or something similar. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribe me the steroid cream clobetasol propionate to use has a spot treatment for cystic acne on my face and neck is this safe to use?

My doctor prescribe me the steroid cream clobetasol propionate to use has a spot treatment for cystic acne on my face and neck is this safe to use?

Clobetasol Cream: No. Not only is clobetasol cream not an anti-acne cream, but it's way too strong to be used on the face, even when being used for the indicated conditions of eczema and psoriasis. Common topical medications used on the face are epiduo, or ziana, or acanya or retin a (tretinoin) which are all prescription. ...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