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What are the different types of acne lesions?

What are the different types of acne lesions?

Yes: Dermatologists classify acne into three types: comedonal (black and whiteheads), inflammatory(pimples), and cystic (deep acne cysts). Comedonal acne responds well to topical treatments (benzoyl peroxide, retina, etc), while inflammatory acne may need a combination of topicals and oral medications. Most patients with cystic acne do best with oral antibiotics or accutane. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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What are some of the best products for acne dark spots and scars?

What are some of the best products for acne dark spots and scars?

Hydroquinone: If you have dark acne spots a bleaching agent such as hydroquinone would be good. I will combine it with Retin-A and it can be more effective. ...Read more

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Is benzoyl peroxide remove all types of acne and pimples from the face?

Is benzoyl peroxide remove all types of acne and pimples from the face?

No: It is safe, effective and readily available. Benzoyl peroxide will improve appearance and dry the skin a little, but will not remove all kinds of acne. it will help if used as directed. ...Read more

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Does clear gel clears dots of acne/pimples and scars which are result of acne/pimples? Thx .

Does clear gel clears dots of acne/pimples and scars which are result of acne/pimples? Thx .

Try something better: There are a variety of medications with the word "clear". Your best over-the-counter treatment is benzoyl peroxide. If this has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician will add a prescription-strength remedy appropriate for you. At your age, acne is a very serious professional liability. You can't remove the scars -- but celebrities such as jet li and tommy lee jones kept their "character.". ...Read more

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What are some natural ways of ridding/fading/lessen acne scars on the face?

What are some natural ways of ridding/fading/lessen acne scars on the face?

Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails. ...Read more

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I have oily skin.there are many spots of acne scars and also spots of chicken pox.now the pimples have joined them.how can i get rid of them? plz tell

I have oily skin.there are many spots of acne scars and also spots of chicken pox.now the pimples have joined them.how can i get rid of them? plz tell

Acne scars: There are many skin resurfacing procedures ranging from chemical peels to lasers. They may improve the texture of your skin. You can consult with a board certified physician with expertise in treating acne scars. ...Read more

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What are the causes of white spot and blemishes?

What are the causes of white spot and blemishes?

Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods.You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more

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What are the causes of acne to appear on face?

Hormones: Acne is caused by hormones, sun damage, stress, lack of sleep, oil, sweating, hat bands, and bacteria. ...Read more

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What causes rid of acne marks on your face?

What causes rid of acne marks on your face?

Old scars: A dermatologist can make them less visible using dermabrasion, fillers, microsurgery or laser rx. It's your choice; especially if you're a man, several hollywood leads have kept their for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of acne scars?

What are the main causes of acne scars?

Infection: Low grade infection with inflammation and injury with damage with subsequent healing/necrosis/fibrosis involving surrounding dermal and subcutaneous structures will produce the resulting scars that are characteristic of acne (ice pick, shallow depressions, epithelial bridges, etc). ...Read more

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What types of vitamins can cause acne?

What types of vitamins can cause acne?

None?: Vitamin a is used to treat acne- topical vitamin a is tretinoin; oral vitamin a is accutane. I have never heard of vitamins causing acne. ...Read more

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What is the role of laser treatment in pimples freckles and pigment disorders on face ?

What is the role of laser treatment in pimples freckles and pigment disorders on face ?

Equalizes skin color: The energy from the laser ruptures cells containing melanin (the dark pigment in skin), allowing it to be absorbed and removed by the large "police cells" in your skin (Macrophages and Langerhans cells). May sometimes help to reduce the appearance of scarring from acne (pimples). ...Read more

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Pimples all over face with pores on cheek and spots size of pimples are small plzz help me?

Pimples all over face with pores on cheek and spots size of pimples are small plzz help me?

Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. I see that you already have scarring from your acne having been neglected when you were younger. I'm sorry this happened. At age 19, you're old enough to phone your physician who can add prescription-strength Rx to your benzoyl peroxide regimen. You will probably need to do this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the different types of blemish treatments?

What are the different types of blemish treatments?

Topicals & medicine: Blemishes can be treated with laser skin care, prescription topical creams and gels, pills, and over the counter salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide. Many over the counter rememdies do not work because the general population is resistent to them since they have been around 40 plus years review this with your doctor to get started on a program that is correct for your type of acne. ...Read more

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What are the causes of acne? Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?

What are the causes of acne? Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?

hormones: Whether you are a male or female, acne usually begins in puberty secondary to hormonal changes in the body. (newborns can get acne from maternal hormones that pass through the placenta). The hormones cause an increase in oil production which traps bacteria and gives rise to acne. Foods also high in glycemic content (sugar) can increase acne. Avoid such foods in your diet. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red acne marks , macules that are becoming dark spots ?

How can I get rid of red acne marks , macules that are becoming dark spots ?

Let them fade: I do see that you are being treated for seborrhea with ketoconazole, and also for acne Clindamycin monotherapy. It's a serious mistake to treat acne just with an antibiotic without topical benzoyl peroxide or some similar medication. Better management of your active acne will make the question of red and dark spots after acne moot. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a lot of acne scars. Black/filipino mix with dark skin. Are there any acne treatments for dark skin?

I have a lot of acne scars. Black/filipino mix with dark skin. Are there any acne treatments for dark skin?

Tx scars dark skin: Dark spot or hyperpigmentation and scarring from acne can be managed in people with darker skin. I like to use tretinoin to exfoliate, and hydroquinone to lighten (i prefer 4%) as a pretreatment. Scarring can be mild to deep and severe. Fractional ablation for mild scarring, deep scars may require full ablation or excision. Before treating it is important to learn if there is history of keloid. ...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