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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Clogged pore on leg not caused by shaving or acne. ?

Clogged pore on leg not caused by shaving or acne. ?

Dilated Pore : A dilated pore is a condition in which a small skin tumor forms within a hair follicle. Dermatologists often call the resulting bump an open comedo, although a dilated pore does not have the exact same cause as acne blemishes from excess sebum. This skin problem is also frequently called a dilated pore of winer, . ...Read more

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I'm starting to get red bumps and acne on my legs, butt, belly, and chest what is the cause?

I'm starting to get red bumps and acne on my legs, butt, belly, and chest what is  the cause?

Acne vs folliculitis: The area where your rashes are does not sound like it's acne it sound more like folliculitis. This is usually caused by excessive sweating, friction, sometimes overgrowth of skin bacteria. See your doctor for diagnosis and best way to treat ...Read more

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How dose one remove acne and acne scares on chest and face with out paying an arm and a leg?

How dose one remove acne and acne scares on chest and face with out paying an arm and a leg?

Puhleeeeeeeeeeeze!!!: Surely you jest! You expect someone who has trained for up to 20 years and keeps attending update conferences, reads the literature continually, has to pass periodic certification exams and CME and works his or her butt off, including being on-call and paying up the wazoo for insurance, mortgage, property and income taxes plus his wife's fur coat?? I suggest you try the 99cent Only Hospital ...Read more

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Any procedures to remove completely mild scaring from acne ? A few from shaving with a razor(legs)

Any procedures to remove completely mild scaring from acne ? A few from shaving with a razor(legs)

Won't be complete: And only your dermatologist can do this for you. We can hide acne scars but not make them vanish. I'm glad you're finally being treated scientifically. A little scarring gives a real, authentic woman's face character; celebrity and internet photos aren't true-to-life. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I get acne on my legs?

Why do I get acne on my legs?

Probably not acne: You probably have folliculitis on your legs. If you shave them you may cut yourself and then a bacteria may cause what looks like a pimple to develop. If you have a lot of them you should see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's a fast way to take care of little pimples (acne) on my legs?

Get seen: This is unlikely to be acne if it is primarily on your legs. It may be a folliculitis (pityrosporum can do this), or some other illness. ...Read more

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I am using tretionoin 0.025% for my acne but i was wondering if it could fade hyperpigmentation marks on my legs?

I am using tretionoin 0.025% for my acne but i was wondering if it could fade hyperpigmentation marks on my legs?

IPL for Legs: Not if used alone, but if used in combination with skin lightener such as hydroquinone, it can. Extremities respond very well to ipl for ablation of pigmented lesions. ...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