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When Should I Treat My Acne Scars?

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Acne Scars – When is the best time to treat them? Conventional thinking might suggest you “wait” to see if your acne scars improve over time. But in reality, waiting means your scars will worsen over the years. Here’s why: Natural aging means collagen loss Elasticity lessens Natural aging means facial fat loss * As… Read more

The FDA Approved Acne Scar Filler

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“I don’t want to wait any longer to do something about these scars. What CAN I do?!” We hear you. Acne and the scars left behind leave an indelible mark. Not only do the scars remind you of a miserable time in your life, but the scars themselves make you miserable.   Filler Use for… Read more

The Ongoing Stigma of Acne

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If you’ve experienced acne, then no one has to tell you just how difficult it can make your life. We tend to assume that most people are very aware of acne causes and also that people are generally sympathetic – or at least empathetic – to acne sufferer’s plight. But that’s not what’s being seen… Read more

6 Mistakes in Self-Treating Acne

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Teens and young adults seldom want to take the time to see a skin doctor about acne unless it’s disrupting their life. For minimal acne, many over the counter products can keep the occasional pimple at bay. The tendency is to “over-treat” thinking more is better. Here are the top 6 mistakes people make when… Read more

Tazorac – Any “Same As” in the Drugstore?

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We get frequent questions from patients and callers hoping to find an answer to skin problems in the drugstore or department store. With all the magazines touting miracle lotions and potions, it can be really hard for you to know if something you read about is just a promise or has some truth behind it…. Read more

Why Sugar is Bad for Your Skin – From Acne to Wrinkles

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Why Sugar Is Bad For Your Skin Sugar or high-glycemic foods quickly convert to sugar. This in turn raises insulin levels and puts unnatural demands on your body to deal with the food you just ate.  Simple carbohydrates, like refined sugar, white bread and soda, cause your insulin levels to spike, which leads to what… Read more

Acne Scars Treated Via Micro Needling and PRP

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An abstract posted by the National Institute of Healths helps substantiate the effectiveness of micro needling and platelet rich plasma in the treatment of acne scars. How to best treat acne scars has confounded the medical community for as long as patients have suffered from them. It would be a dream come true if we,… Read more

Acne – Why Suffer?

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Acne? Why mess around and suffer? Get the treatment you need so you can get on with your life. As a dermatologist, I see a lot of suffering. Your skin is ‘out there’ and when it doesn’t look good – or hurts, your life can be miserable. Luckily, there are adequate solutions for most skin ailments…. Read more

The Truth About Pimple Popping

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Hard to resist popping a pimple when it’s glaring at you in the mirror, isn’t it? We’ll always tell you “don’t” but we know that those instructions are sometimes too tough to follow. So, if you simply can’t resist, follow some rules to minimize potential disaster. Make sure your skin, hands and nails are super… Read more

Are the carbs you’re eating causing your Acne?

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What’s causing your acne to be worse? As doctors, we’ve always recognized the link of diet and whole body health. The same holds true for diet and skin disruptions – specifically that of diet and acne. The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology earlier this year published findings on the relationship of carbohydrates and the severity… Read more

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