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Dr. Emily Altman’s answer to Are facials worth the cost as a way to treat acne scarring? Cosmetic Dermatologist NJ

Facials can only make acne scarring worse by creating more inflammation. At best they do nothing for acne scars. So paying for a facial in order to get rid of acne scars is not worth it at all. Depending on what you mean by acne scarring, there are different treatments for it. Often my patients [...]

How should one handle pimples and clogged pores on the face? Dr. Emily Altman answers on Quora.com?

A good place to start is a benzoyl peroxide (BP) wash. There are many different ones over the counter. Studies have shown that lower strength BP products are just as effective as higher strength without the irritation that higher strengths may cause. Benzoyl peroxide products also come in creams or gels. There are also sulfur/resorcinol [...]

Skin, hormones and the dermatologist

It is well known that hormonal abnormalities can lead to skin problems.  We see that often when women start or stop particular types of birth control pills, when they get pregnant or give birth, when they enter menopause, etc. During these times, we can see acne and hidradenitis flares, hair loss, excessive hair growth, and [...]

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