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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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How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. The treatment program and costs vary with the extent of the scarring and number of treatments required. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to check out your options. ...Read more

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How to remove face scars due to acne and body scars?

How to remove face scars due to acne and body scars?

High-tech: I'm sorry your acne was neglected. There's nothing you can do on your own. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a laser, microsurgery or a filler. ...Read more

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Will Accutane acne pills inhibit or reduce body hair?

Will  Accutane acne pills inhibit or reduce body hair?

Who knows???: Accutane has been associated with both hair loss and unwanted hair growth. There are actually a number of things like this in medicine, which i always find fascinating. Non-stertoidals (nsaids), such as ibuprofen, for instance can be associated with constipation or diarrhea. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne and scars? Neutrogena oil free acne facewash will work?

How to get rid of acne and scars? Neutrogena oil free acne facewash will work?

No they won't: If you've already got scarring from acne, then your disease -- which is chronic, serious, and non-lifestyle-related -- wasn't managed as it should have been. You have my sympathy. If benzoyl peroxide fails, a scientific physician can clear it up in a short time. This is the 21st century. Please get seen. A dermatologist can deal with the scars later. ...Read more

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How can you clear up body acne?

How can you clear up body acne?

Systemic Rx: This generally requires systemic treatment. If tetracycline 500 2x/day doesn't clear you up, it's time to consider isotretinoin. Your physician may also offer topical treatment. Good luck, and remember this is a non-lifestyle-related, chronic serious disease. ...Read more

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How can you most effectively remove cystic body acne?

How can you most effectively remove cystic body acne?

Accutane: Antibiotic can suppress cystic acne but once stopped the acne will return. If the acne is extensive and persistent the best alternative may be accutane, which needs to be pressings by a dermatologist experienced with the drugs use. Careful monitoring to prevent prevent pregnancy for one month prior and two months after a 15-20 week course is essential. ...Read more

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How to get rid of body acne quickly?

How to get rid of body acne quickly?

Strong Rx: Acne on the trunk usually won't respond well to topicals, though you may continue to use benzoyl peroxide and perhaps topical clindamycin. If you have not yet been offered it, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day may do the trick. Dermatologists have the strong stuff. ...Read more

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Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Not much: A facial may help a little, but not dramatically. Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read more

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How to get rid of body acne fast?

How to get rid of body acne fast?

No quick fix: Acne on your trunk will require systemic medication. Start applying topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerable and make an appointment with your physician. An antibiotic may be enough, spironolacctone or the oral contraceptive pill may clear you if you're female, or you may be a candidate for isotretinoin. ...Read more

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Will estrogen pills reduce body hair?

No: I'm unaware of any information regarding this. However, body hair may reduce while using spironolactone, a diuretic that blocks the action of testosterone on the hair follicle. It doesn't usually reduce hair, but prevents further hair growth. You have what you have unless you use laser epilation or electrolysis. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars on body and face? How about stretching marks?

How to get rid of acne scars on body and face? How about stretching marks?

Not on your own: I am sorry your acne was not treated as it should have been. A specialist can use a filler, laser or microsurgery. Some Hollywood leading men like Jet Li kept their scars to look tough. Nothing you can do at home will work. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can body lotion help get rid of acne on my face?

Can body lotion help get rid of acne on my face?

Acne vulgaris: There are many treatments for acne, and some of these are lotions indeed. But a regular body lotion will not do anything for the problem in most cases. In fact, we often see patients who are using a moisturizer and they have acne! is a disease of excess oil so you should not use moisturizer if you can refrain from it. Bottom line? See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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How often should you use exfoliating body wash on back acne?

How often should you use exfoliating body wash on back acne?

Daily: The washes containing salicylic acid may be irritating if overused. A wash containing benzoyl peroxide may be better tolerated, plus you get an antibacterial effect. One does need to be careful, however, because the benzoyl peroxide can bleach colored fabrics. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter body wash for oily skin and body acne?

What I Recommend: Neutrogena body clear body wash twice daily. After wash, alternate neutrogena body clear body spray with a 10% Alpha hydroxy acid moisturizer (acne.Org has a good one). Good hygiene is also important, so make sure you shower and change clothes right away after a work-out. The degree of body acne can vary, if its irritated or severe you may need to see a doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Will vitamin b3 wprks to cure acne in face and all over the body?

Will vitamin b3 wprks to cure acne in face and all over the body?

Not sure, try it!: I'm skeptical, but it is likely a harmless experiment. But beware, b3 can really make your skin 'flush' and may create a whole new (transient) skin issue! let us know how it works. ...Read more

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How can I eliminate bodily acne scars and blackheads?

How can I eliminate bodily acne scars and blackheads?

Laser and wash: Non-active acne scars can be treated by various types of laser which can do collateral thermal damage and enahnce healing- co2 laser being one of them. Although other lasers have proven benefits as well. Blackheads can be treated medically as well as surgically depending on the depth and size. Proper cleansing and some topical medications can be very helpful in eleminating/decreasing the formation. ...Read more

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How to treat body marks and pigmentation?

How to treat body marks and pigmentation?

Options...: If you are referring to scars from old skin lesions or wounds then cocoa butter could be used besides medication that would need to be prescribed for that. Depending on the skin changes the appropriate treatment. You would need to see a specialist in the skin in order to figure what is the best option for you. ...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