Adult Acne Specialist Hazel Park MI

When it comes to pimples, people tend to think that dirty, oily skin is the main instigator, so the first instinct is to scrub those big, ugly whiteheads with abrasive cleansers and daub on harsh chemicals such as the benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid found in many over'the-counter acne remedies. Big mistake.

Lori Fedoronko MD
(248) 362-0222
1350 Kirts Blvd
Troy, MI
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Dermatology

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Dr.Joanna Gammons
(248) 548-7707
713 N Main Street
Royal Oak, MI
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Dermatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Joel J Harris
(248) 541-1500
27301 Dequindre Rd
Madison Heights, MI
Specialty
Dermatology

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Joel Jeffrey Harris, DO
(248) 541-1500
27301 Dequindre Rd
Madison Heights, MI
Specialties
Dermatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1972

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Marcia Brooks Cardelli, MD
(248) 267-5020
24 Cambridge Blvd
Pleasant Ridge, MI
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1985
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Hospital: William Beaumont Hospital -Ro, Royal Oak, Mi
Group Practice: Affiliated Troy Dermatology

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Lewerenz Medical Center
(248) 548-3060
1467 E 12 Mile Rd
Madison Heights, MI
 
Joanna Gammons
(248) 548-7707
713 N Main St
Royal Oak, MI
Specialty
Dermatology

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Daniel Koprince, DO
(248) 548-7707
713 N Main St
Royal Oak, MI
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1952

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Janet Lynn Koprince, DO
(248) 548-7707
713 N Main St
Royal Oak, MI
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1985

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Melvin Bernard Sharf, MD
(248) 543-2290
1385 E 12 Mile Rd Ste 200
Madison Heights, MI
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1972
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Hospital: William Beaumont Hosp/Troy, Troy, Mi

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Adult Acne

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By Trisha Gura

Once puberty had come and gone, I thought my pimples had followed my prom dress into the back closet. But the joke was on me. At 31, days after giving birth, my face began breaking out in a freak show that could rival any teenager’s.

Apparently, adults get acne too. In the October 1999 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), researchers reported that 54 percent of women and 40 percent of men surveyed had facial acne and they didn’t see it diminish until they turned, on average, 44.

What’s more, adults don’t suffer those zits in silence—they demand treatment advice. An online survey conducted in February 2008 by Harris International found that two-thirds of dermatologists reported that they currently see more adult acne patients than they did a year ago and the mature set now represents nearly half of their acne caseload.

Why so many pimples in the over-30 mix? The answer involves a complex jumble of hormonal, dietary, and environmental triggers that blend into a recipe for breakouts at any age.

Harsh treatments debunked
When it comes to pimples, people tend to think that dirty, oily skin is the main instigator, so the first instinct is to scrub those big, ugly whiteheads with abrasive cleansers and daub on harsh chemicals such as the benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid found in many over-the-counter acne remedies. Big mistake.

“Certain soaps contain surfactants, which strip away the ‘good oils’ along with the ‘bad,’” says herbalist and aromatherapist Barbara Close, president and founder of Naturopathica.

Harsh cleansing devitalizes skin—and it backfires. The skin struggles to rebalance the outer lipid layer by pumping out more oil to make up for the loss. That means more breakouts. And more acne lasting later in life.

Add up the damage over time, and you get premature aging. “I have so many patients tell me, ‘I cannot believe I am dealing with acne and wrinkles at the same time,’ ” says Richard Fried, MD, PhD, author of Healing Adult Acne (New Harbinger, 2005). The psychological effects can be so devastating, he notes, that 34 percent of acne sufferers sink into depression (see “Beyond Vanity: Acne Dysmorphia” below).

Perhaps a few lessons in how acne works will help you avoid this scenario and give you gentler, more holistic ways to counter future outbreaks.

Acne 101: Clogged Pores
Deep in the pores of the skin lie special cells that divide constantly to replace dead cells sloughed off by daily washing and environmental factors such as wind. If the cells reproduce too often or become too “sticky,” they clump together and plug the pore (also called a follicle). Whiteheads are clogged pores sealed off from the air. Blackheads are clumped cells exposed to oxygen.

Many factors control cell reproduction and stickiness: diet, genetics, hormones, and even stress. You can’t change your genes, but you can manage “misbehaving cells,” says Fried.

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Author: Trisha Gura

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