Adult Acne Specialist Taft 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.

Skin Deep
(661) 847-7546
9508 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA
 
Connie Nguyen, MD
(925) 846-5100
2324 Santa Rita Rd
Pleasanton, CA
Business
Allergy & Dermatology Clinic
Specialties
Dermatology

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Werner Ju MD
(650) 344-7546
50 S San Mateo Dr
San Mateo, CA
Specialties
Dermatology

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Celibre Laser (Cosmetic) Dermatology
(714) 602-4559
431 S. Batavia St
Orange, CA
Promotion
Laser Hair removal 15% Off on Fridays and Saturdays on March.
Hours
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
Services
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

Dr. Ari Uzeeka
(650) 236-2793
1173 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA
Business
Uzeeka Associates
Specialties
Dermatology

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Amarpaul S. Sidhu, M.D
(626) 852-3376
2301 E Foothill Blvd
Glendora, CA
Business
Foothill Dermatology Medical Center
Specialties
Dermatology
Insurance
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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Pierre Labrecque, MD
(805) 739-0033
120 North Miller
Santa Maria, CA
Business
DermaSpaMED
Specialties
Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Marian Medical Center
Residency Training: Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation, Residency in Dermatology
Medical School: Sherbrooke University Medical School, 1971
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Fellow American Society of Dermatologic Surgery American Society of Lipo-Suction Surgery American Board of Medical Specialties American SOciety for Laser Medicine & Surgery
Languages Spoken: English,French,Spanish

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Felicia Hall
(415) 393-9550
450 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Business
Union Square Dermatology
Specialties
Dermatology

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Castle Dermatology Institute
(818) 476-7496
5363 Balboa Blvd
Encino, CA
Promotion
Call today and receive a special 10% discount on any cosmetic treatment with mention of Felix Ad!
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Age Spot Reduction, Anti-aging Facial Treatments, Chemical Peels, Dermatology, Ear Lobe Repair, Facial Rejuvenation, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Lip Augmentation, Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal, Non-Surgical Face Lift, Scar Revision, Skin Cancer Surgery, Wrinkle Reduction

Celibre Laser (Cosmetic) Dermatology
(310) 845-6979
23211 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA
Promotion
Laser Hair removal 15% Off on Fridays and Saturdays on March.
Hours
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 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
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

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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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