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What is it?
Chronic inflammatory disease of pilosebaceous follicles
Common condition affecting skin of most people to a varying degree and for varying periods. One peak is ages 10-20. Another peak is ages 20-40 (women more often than men)
Characterized by comedones, pustules, and inflammatory papules
What causes it?
May be hereditary
Affected by hormones and bacteria
Not affected by foods
Topical Medicines
Clindamycin (Cleocin, Clindet)
Erythromycin (Delmycin, Theramycin, Benzamycin, T-Stat, Erycette, Emgel, Erygel)
Sulfa (Sulfacet, Novacette, Klaron)
Retin A
Benzoyl Peroxides (Benzac, Brevoxyl, Triaz, Sulfoxyl, Panoxyl)
Azaleic Acid (Azelex)
Acne Surgery
Tools needed: Comedone extractor, #11 blade, 2×2 gauze
Oral Antibiotics
Minocycline (Dynacin, Vectrin, Minocin) – side effects: headaches, dizziness, hives
Doxycycline (Monodox, Doryx) – side effects: GI disturbances, esophagitis, photosensitivty
Tetracycline (Sumycin) – side effects: photosensitivity, GI disturbances
Sulfa Drugs (Bactrim, Septra) – side effects: allergy
Cortisone Injections
Hormone Therapy

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Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

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Based on 183 reviews

Jennifer M.

First time ever at a dermatology office! So I was a little nervous... But they have a very friendly staff and it was nice meeting PA Joel! Felt comfortable and he was informative & made me feel like I wasn’t the only person dealing with my issue. I can’t wait to see some results and get some relief!!

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I’ve been going here awhile. I’ve got a few pesky issues, some due to my not allowing areas to completely heal, sins that prolongs my already glacier like speed healing! I really appreciate Dr. Kayal and Joel who combine to take of me and my family.

Michael V.

Was greeted upon my arrival, very nice waiting room, was taken back immediately. Very professional, caring and friendly staff. They want to help you. The PA Joel was very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to help me. I was given a prescription to address the problem. Will be back with other issues, keep up the good work.

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PA Brown is very attentive to my son's needs. I have not had any difficulty getting appointments when needed. I think this practice provides excellent service. I definitely recommend Kayal Dermatology for all of your skin needs.

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The nurse was great made me completely comfortable before biopsy’s and Dr Kayak was great explaining what’s going on, recommend very highly

Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (770) 426-7177

Fax: (770) 426-7745


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