Adult Acne Specialist Pomona CA

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.

Amarpaul S. Sidhu, M.D
(626) 852-3376
2301 E Foothill Blvd
Glendora, CA
Foothill Dermatology Medical Center
Insurance Plans Accepted: All Major Private Insurances: blue Cross, Anthem, Blue sheild, Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, Physician Associates, Great West, AARP, Beech street, CCN, Delta, Employee Health and welfare trust fund, Firt health, Fiser v, Health Net, Independant health,
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Foothill Dermatology Medical Center
Residency Training: USC Medical
Medical School: Tulane University,
Additional Information
Member Organizations: AAD, ASDS, ABD. ASMS, AMA
Languages Spoken: English

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Celibre Laser (Cosmetic) Dermatology
(714) 602-4559
431 S. Batavia St
Orange, CA
Laser Hair removal 15% Off on Fridays and Saturdays on March.
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Acne Treatment, Age Spot Reduction, Anti-aging Facial Treatments, Birthmarks, Chemical Peels, Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatology, Facial Rejuvenation, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Lip Augmentation, Phototherapy, Sun Damage Repair, Vein Therapy, Wrinkle Reduction

Diem Quynh Pham
(909) 392-3230
2740 N Garey Ave
Pomona, CA

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Fortunata Mendoza, MD
(909) 860-4254
1111 Grand Ave Ste K
Diamond Bar, CA
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1972

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Foothill Dermatology
(626) 852-3376
2301 E Foothill Blvd, Ste 100
Glendora, CA
Tommy H Chen MD
(323) 727-0163
101 E Beverly Blvd
Montebello, CA

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Jonathan Lambert Cook, MD
(919) 684-6805
1334 W Covina Blvd Ste 204
San Dimas, CA
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1992

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Suwapang Pattummadith
(909) 592-2816
1818 N Orange Grove
Pomona, CA

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Diamond Bar Dermatology Center
(909) 860-7600
23525 Golden Springs Dr, Ste A
Diamond Bar, CA
Sidhu, Amarpaul MD - Foothill Dermatology
(626) 852-3376
2301 E Foothill Blvd, #100
Glendora, CA
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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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