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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more


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What is the best product/cream for wrinkles?

What is the best product/cream for wrinkles?

Wrinkle Cream: Retin-A cream contains Tretinoin which is a form of Vitamin A. The Tretinoin active ingredient has been clinically proven to reverse the signs of aging by reducing wrinkles, removing fine lines and improving both the condition and appearance of the skin. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best product for acne and acne scars or what is the best natural remedy?

Help please? What is the best product for acne and acne scars or what is the best natural remedy?

Acne products: I recommend dhc oil cleanser (amazing product for all skin types) and queen esther firming serum and awaken younger cream. These latter are excellent moisturizers with hydrolonic acid that doesn't irritate, but work thoroughly. Proper use of salicylic acid (white heads), benzoyl peroxide (blackheads), topical and/or oral antibiotics (pustular), and retinoids (retin-a or tretinoin) for control. ...Read more

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What is the best product for sleeping?

What is the best product for sleeping?

Keep it simple.: Assuming you don't have an actual sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, try to avoid actual sleeping pills because they're addictive and don't technically give you a natural, whole brain sleep. Start with Melatonin supplementation, which works surprisingly well. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne scars?

What is the best treatment for acne scars?

Type dependent: If shallow, crater-like scars, use of mechanical dermabrasion is probably most effective. Use of lasers, chemical peels or punch/excisions are optional. Most difficult to treat are the "ice-pick" variety, which may end up looking like enlarged pores regardless of the therapy provided. Proper skin care and avoidance of acne infections is the best....Do not squeeze or pick such lesions if active. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter preparation for blemishes?

What is the best over-the-counter preparation for blemishes?

Salicylic acid wash: Getting started on a cleanser that has salicylic acid in it can help control breakouts. Beyond that there are many topicals available that most people are resistent to; which is why they are over the counter and not that useful. Review your situation with your doctor and start a plan of management that will be helpful to your type of acne. ...Read more

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What product is the best for preventing stretch marks?

What product is the best for preventing stretch marks?

Common sense: You need 1: Common sense 2: Regular diet - go online and find many articles on food intake - the good, not so good, and bad. My preference is "NuVal" but others are also good. 3: Exercise regularly. As long as you don't get too overweight you should not get stretchmarks. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin for acne scars?

What is the best vitamin for acne scars?

None.: Oral vitamins do not remove a ne s ars and the data re topical vitamin E is controversial. Depressed scars will improve with time as the redness fades but laser eith fractionated co2, erbium or a yag offer options for permanent improvement in acne scars. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for the skin glow?

What is the best medicine for the skin glow?

Health is the best: A glowing skin is usually a sign of good health. One of the best "treatments" for healthy, glowing skin is regular exercise. Exercise gets your heart pumping and blood vessels dilated to infuse all the capillaries in your skin. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for skin whitening?

What is the best medication for skin whitening?

Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for facial acne?

What is the best thing for facial acne?

Acne: Facial acne can be mild or become severe. If the acne is significant it is a good idea to see a dermatologist early on who can teach you about acne and how to prevent it. Meanwhile avoid irritating the skin and do not scrub your face. Eat a healthy diet and avoid "junk" foods especially sugar, candy , cake and avoid most fats except extra virgin olive oil. Do not pick at the acne "zits". ...Read more

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What is the best thing for acne/spots?

What is the best thing for acne/spots?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best cream/gel/ointment/herbal product for getting rid of acne marks?Thank you

What is the best cream/gel/ointment/herbal product for getting rid of acne marks?Thank you

Obagi, Dermesse: Depending on depth of scars, the Obagi & Dermesse (generic Obagi) skin rejuvenation program does an excellent job of treating fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and some scarring, depending on depth. Laser, and some chemical peels also help. Talk about your choices with a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or PC doc with an interest in cosmetic dermatology. Other programs exist.. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter treatment for old acne scars?

What is the best over-the-counter treatment for old acne scars?

Nothing will work: I'm really sorry your acne was neglected and you had scarring. If you still have active disease, get it managed by a competent physician. Unlike in the past, you're now basically an adult and can pick up the telephone and schedule an appointment. Until you get seen, use benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. Your scars can be managed with filler, laser, or microsurgery if you wish. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to use for the best results on eliminating the appearance of scars?

What is the best thing to use for the best results on eliminating the appearance of scars?

Long answer: It depends on the location, age and nature of the scar. Scars are permanent by definition, and therefore can not be "elimintaed". The goal is to minimize them through various and multiple treatments including prevention (avoidance of trauma or careful, controlled surgery if indicated), early treatment with sunblock and topical treatments (silicone, vit e), laser treatments and corticosteroids. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter product for treating eczema?

What is the best over-the-counter product for treating eczema?

Depends: This is difficult to answer because it depends on the location on the body. In addition, there are certain moisturizers that we can rec. But when the skin is really bad a topical steroid, usually prescription, is given. ...Read more

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What is the best cream to use for scar removal?

What is the best cream to use for scar removal?

None REMOVES!: Scars are permanent and cannot be removed or eliminated by any surgeon or technique presently in existence. There are scar pads (silicone sheets) and topical products that can help to reduce the severity of scarring, and lasers can reduce redness, but nothing actually removes scars but cutting them out and replacing them with a new (perhaps better) scar. ...Read more

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