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Doctor insights on: Types Of Acne And Treatment

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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 is the most effective type of home acne treatment?

What is the most effective type of home acne treatment?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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Which type of acne treatment would you recommend for my skin?

Which type of acne treatment would you recommend for my skin?

Whatever works: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Only he/she can tell what's right to add. Acne can be managed until it self-cures with increasing age. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a blue light acne treatment?

What type of doctor can order a blue light acne treatment?

Blue light treatment: Blue light treatment or photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne can be prescribed by a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon, typically after consultation and confirmation that it is an optimal course of treatment for control of your acne and there are no contraindications. ...Read more

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Can there be any type of home remedy and or acne treatment that can get rid of pimples overnight?

Can there be any type of home remedy and or acne treatment that can get rid of pimples overnight?

Red marks: To paraphrase, anyone who tells you they can rid you of acne overnight is selling something. Acne is a problem of months and years. There is no quick fix. There are good treatments to be had at every drugstore starting with benzoyl peroxide creams and mild cleansers. Irritated skin will need makeup: coverup/touchup cream if a perfect complexion is needed instantly. ...Read more

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What is the best type of laser treatment for acne scars?

What is the best type of laser treatment for acne scars?

Fractional laser: Fraxel and fractional co2 are the best choices. Fractional co2 is the more intense resurfacing laser. I would only recommend it for lighter skin. You do one or two sessions and there is about a week to a week and a half downtime with each session. Results are really good, but some people do not have the option of taking this much time off. Fraxel is less downtime but more sessions. ...Read more

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Which type of laser treatment for medium acne scars is the very best?

Which type of laser treatment for medium acne scars is the very best?

Carbon Dioxide laser: A co2 laser is most effective (with regards to lasers) to address moderate acne scars. The treatment can be done by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who is experienced in lasers. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a couple of deep wide acne scars and i really need to know what type of laser gets rid of them on the first treatment?

What to do if I have a couple of deep wide acne scars and i really need to know what type of laser gets rid of them on the first treatment?

Acne scar: Skin resurfacing lasers can soften the appearance of some scars but will not be very effective against larger or deeper scars. Those may be best rates with excision. Recommend seeing a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have acne scar and hyper pigmentation. Where do I go to get rid of it and what type of treatment do I ask for?

I have acne scar and hyper pigmentation. Where do I go to get rid of it and what type of treatment do I ask for?

Deramtologist: The vi peel is safe for any color skin and can lighten dark areas in one week. It can be pre treated with bleaching agents containing hydroquinone, kojic acid or coffeberry extract. It will have an effect on scars, but fractionated laser will be required for a long term result for scarring.Either co2 or erbium are affective, but erbium is better tolerated by darker skin types. ...Read more

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What's Derma Roller treatment? What is it good for? What skin type is it for? I have oily skin. Few blemishes. No scars or acne.Will it suit me or no?

What's Derma Roller treatment? What is it good for? What skin type is it for? I have oily skin. Few blemishes. No scars or acne.Will it suit me or no?

Don't bother: This is a quacky roller with tiny needles. Some folks say it helps some with acne scars; I can't address this. It won't "help your oil skin". I'm really glad you're health-conscious, and the fact that you'd consider something like this shows you're good-hearted. I hope your sales resistance will help you the next time you're confronted with something like this. Best wishes ...Read more

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Acne scarring after comedonal spots. Just red marks, not pitted type scars. One session of IPL, only about half gone. go for another treatment or what?

Acne scarring after comedonal spots. Just red marks, not pitted type scars. One session of IPL, only about half gone. go for another treatment or what?

Multiple IPL 4 Acne: Multiple IPL's or BBL's (Sciton Laser) usually needed for best results for acne scarring. The benefit is little downtime if at all, vs deeper C02 lasers that may require one treatment but long recovery. ...Read more

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What type of rejuvenation skin treatment will eliminate the acne scars on my face? I have deep acne scars on my cheeks. I've looked into the available rejuvenation skin treatments, but i can't decide what method offers me the best possible result. What ty

What type of rejuvenation skin treatment will eliminate the acne scars on my face? I have deep acne scars on my cheeks. I've looked into the available rejuvenation skin treatments, but i can't decide what method offers me the best possible result. What ty

Acne scar treatment: Depending on your skin type, CO2 fractional resurfacing or similar can be beneficial for improving acne scarring. Now there are very promising improvements seen with INFINI bipolar microneedling fractional radiofrequency with and without Bellafill injections into residual scars. Check your area for doctors who offer INFINI treatments. ...Read more

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What types of treatments can lift up indented acne scars (such as instant face lift)?

What types of treatments can lift up indented acne scars (such as instant face lift)?

Acne scars: Any face-lifting or tightening procedure will improve the appearance of acne scars. I would suggest a simple pre-auricular mini-lift under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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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