Adult Acne Specialist Saint Peters MO

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.

Christopher Kling
(314) 576-7336
222 Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Business
Specialist in Dermatology & Cosmetic Medicine
Specialties
Dermatology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri Blue Choice CCN Cigna Group Health Plan Group Health Plan - Advantra (Medicare plan) Healthlink PPO & HMO Greatwest Mercy Health Plan (Medicare portion also) Medicare and Railroad Medicar
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: St. Luke's Hospital
Residency Training: St. Louis University - Chief Resident
Medical School: SUNY at Buffalo, 2001
Additional Information
Member Organizations: He is a board certified Dermatologist, and member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons, and St. Louis Dermatologic Society
Awards: Notre Dame Scholar Magna Cum Laude Alfred P Gold Foundation Humanism in Teaching Award
Languages Spoken: English

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David Bradley Marrs, MD
(636) 441-7608
4601 Executive Centre Pkwy Ste 200
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1978

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Frank Kim Anderson, MD
(636) 441-2028
4601 Executive Centre Pkwy Ste 200
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Health Center, Saint Charles, Mo
Group Practice: St Charles County Dermatology

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Laura Dyer Grady, MD
(314) 344-0004
6 Jungermann Cir
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1989

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Henry William Clever III, MD
(636) 946-7608
22 Village Dr W
Saint Charles, MO
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1988

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Wagner, Laura E MD - Wagner Laura E MD
(636) 926-7938
6 Jungermann Cir, #211
St Peters, MO
 
St Charles County Dermatology
(636) 441-7608
4601 Executive Centre Pky
St Peters, MO
 
Guadalupe Sanchez
(636) 447-5197
70 Jungermann Cir
St Peters, MO
Specialty
Dermatology

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Guadalupe Sanchez, MD
(636) 928-0994
70 Jungermann Cir Ste 203
Saint Peters, MO
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1978

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John H Uhlemann
(636) 916-8200
1301 Boones Lick Rd
Saint Charles, MO
Specialty
Dermatology

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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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