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Alexander Rivkin, MD
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Business Name: Westside Aesthetics
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Location: 1033 Gayley Ave #104
los angeles, CA 90024
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melbourne, Australia
What to use to fix my skin / procedures that might help?
Hi. I'm 24 and have some issues with my skin (only on my face). I am fairly pale (think ivory-nude colour make up) but also very red, especially my nose, under my eyes and lower cheek area. My skin is not smooth and even but looks kind of rough and dimpled. I keep getting pimples / acne on my chin, and along my jawline. I also have scarring from old pimples.

What should I be washing my face with? What kind of moisturizer should I use? Is there anything I should avoid? And are there any procedures which would help even out my skin tone and texture?

Thank you!


  July 1, 2010 7:49 AM

I just wanted to add, I've noticed a few people mention crepe paper skin, i think this is what i mean by my skin looking dimpled. I have had strech marks along the back of and inner thighs, and under my knees since I was about 15 (I hadnt put on any weight) could I have a problem with skin elasticity?

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los angeles, CA
United States
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see a specialist  July 5, 2010 10:51 AM

first of all, you have to have a dermatologist or at least a good medical esthetician look at your face. it is worth the money - the advice they give and the product recommendations will really help. it sounds like azelaic acid will help clear away the redness and the acne. but you will need a prescription for that.

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Miami, FL
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  July 5, 2010 4:08 PM

I'm sure you can find a excellent derm in your country. See 3 to be sure.



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