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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 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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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?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...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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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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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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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