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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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Hi. I am a teenager boy who has a combination skin. I suffer acne reddish skin on my forehead. I have tried dermedex acne cream but it did not work?

Hi. I am a teenager boy who has a combination skin. I suffer acne reddish skin on my forehead. I have tried dermedex acne cream but it did not work?

Try Pangea Organics: Are certified organic, gluten free and botanical based (not dangerous chemicals) skincare products. I recommend the discovery kit for combination skin. They clear up your skin without being harsh or drying it out. It gives you travel sized version of the face cleanser, toner, scrub, masque and cream for only $34 and free shipping only at http://pangeaorganics. Com/parties/1167. ...Read more

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I have acne spot (black spot) on my face, but no acne for a few months. Please recommend the best cream or medicine that will totally resolve the problem?

I have acne spot (black spot) on my face, but no acne for a few months. Please recommend the best cream or medicine that will totally resolve the problem?

Acne scar: Unfortunately there's no magic cream to completely and consistently remove acne scars. Sometimes laser treatment by dermatologists can help with the acne scaring. Usually they offer free consultations (the laser treatments aren't covered by insurance, however), and they can tell you if you're acne spot would be helped by laser. ...Read more

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What is the best acne cream for oily skin?

What is the best acne cream for oily skin?

Benzoyl peroxide: No need for a pricey or gimmicky product. Choose a strength you can tolerate and apply as you can tolerate / as directed. If this hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your personal physician can add something else to this regimen, and keep experimenting until you're better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What's the Best acne cream out there?

What's the Best acne cream out there?

Whatever you need: Start with topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid. No need for anything fancy. If you're not clear in two weeks, your physician can add prescription-strength Rx. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be free of this stuff. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best acne cream to buy over the counter?

Can you tell me about the best acne cream to buy over the counter?

Benzoyl peroxide: It is your best friend. Use as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, you will need prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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What is the best acne scar removing cream?

What is the best acne scar removing cream?

Probably none: Various treatments can be used to treat acne scarring. Retina type creams might offer some improvement, but this will likely be minimal. Selection of treatment depends on various factors, including the type of scar, location, your skin type & other factors. Treatments include microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fillers, surgical subcision, and lasers such as fraxel and fractionated co2 resurfacing. ...Read more

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What is the best ointment or cream for adult acne?

Rosacea: If what you have is rosacea, there are no great over the counter treatments. One can try benzoyl peroxide, water based.. .. ...Read more

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What is the best option for acne keratosis, cream or freezing?

What is the best option for acne keratosis, cream or freezing?

Actinic keratosis: These are precancers on sun-damaged skin. You have a variety of options and can decide with your physician. It's a personal preference. ...Read more

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Which are the best medical creams for removing acne and acne spots?

Which are the best medical creams for removing acne and acne spots?

Benzoyl peroxide: This or retinoic acid are the mainstay of acne treatment. If they do not clear you, as happens maybe 50% of the time, your physician can add something that will. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC acne rosacea cream?

What is the best OTC acne rosacea cream?

Sunscreen: The most important otc cream is sunscreen and sun avoidance. In addition, otc Hydrocortisone may briefly improve rosacea, however, upon discontinuation, there may be a flair of the redness and pimples. Therefore, avoid steroid preparations. ...Read more

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What are the best facial cream cleansers for acne?

What are the best facial cream cleansers for acne?

Non-comedogenic: The issue with cream cleansers is their tendency to clog the pores which then makes the acne worse! Many creams are meant to moisturize the skin of people without acne. Non-comedogenic cleansesrs or acceptalble. Read the label carefully and only use non-comedogenic cream cleansers. ...Read more

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What's the best anti acne cream or gel for an 21 yo guy?

Rx: I'm aggressive and start with topical clindamycin, adding a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads, and offering over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide if it's not. Even in our loony health care system this should be cheap. For tougher cases, don't hesitate if you're offered a systemic antibiotic, and dermatologists have even bigger guns. Glad you're proactive, good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for acne? Only capsules not creams?

Systemic Rx: Your question suggests to me that you have tried topical therapy and it failed. Most men clear on a systemic antibiotic that's right for them; the tough cases respond to drugs that only a dermatologist can write for. You may want to give topical rx a second try; clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, and a retinoic acid derivative may all help. ...Read more

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Hello what is the best night cream for dry and acne prone skin?

Hello what is the best night cream for dry and acne prone skin?

Multiple choices.: Suggest you get a non-comedogenic product from a quality company like neutrogena or cetaphil. No need to spend a lot of money. ...Read more

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I have many dried out brown "acne spots" on both my cheeks; what is the best cream to completely eliminate these spots? (price is not a constraint)

I have many dried out brown "acne spots" on both my cheeks; what is the best cream to completely eliminate these spots? (price is not a constraint)

Acne spots: I have many dried out brown "acne spots" on both my cheeks; what is the best cream to completely eliminate these spots? (price is not a constraint) ANS: consult with a Dermatologist is my advice who specializes in Acne. Best use of money IMHO. ...Read more

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Which is the best facial cream to fix scars caused by acne?

Which is the best facial cream to fix scars caused by acne?

Creams are weak.: Acne scars are hard to fix with a cream because the scarring is so deep. You can use some retin a (tretinoin) or glycolic based product that might give some improvement but you will probably need to do some deeper skin resurfacing like a chemical peel or laser peel. Another option is needling techniques. ...Read more

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Can you please advise me for the best face cream/gel to remove acne?

Can you please advise me for the best face cream/gel to remove acne?

Serious Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide (with clindamycin if available) hasn't resulted in a clear improvement in two weeks, or fails to clear you in a month, get with your personal physician for perscription Rx. Most of the "fancy" stuff that's over-the-counter is worthless / overpriced. Acne's not from poor hygiene, diet, or anything you're doing. ...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