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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

Data Provided By:
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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St Charles County Dermatology
(636) 441-7608
4601 Executive Centre Pky
St Peters, MO
 
Wagner, Laura E MD - Wagner Laura E MD
(636) 926-7938
6 Jungermann Cir, #211
St Peters, MO
 
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

Data Provided By:
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

Data Provided By:
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

Data Provided By:
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

Data Provided By:
Guadalupe Sanchez
(636) 447-5197
70 Jungermann Cir
St Peters, MO
Specialty
Dermatology

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

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Acne Treatments - A Brief Users Guide For Parents, Teens And The Rest Of Us

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by Mark MacKay

Treating acne depends on the type and severity of your acne. Treatment also depends on how dry or oily your skin is, if you are male or female, if you are taking any medications, if you are pregnant or might be soon. These various factors affect your treatment options and can make any one size fits all acne treatment method ineffective.

Lucky their are numerous acne treatment options, so while you might not find one that works the first time, do not give up just try another. Do to the numerous acne treatments available today doctors can control most acne outbreaks; with greater success the earlier treatments are started. Hopping your acne will go away will not work, your local pharmacy is filled with many over the counter medications you can try, or visit your doctor who can prescribe more powerful treatments if needed.

The most popular way to treat mild to moderate acne is by using a topical treatment. These treatments can be in the form of a gel, cream, lotion or on a pad. They are applied to the surface of your skin, hence the name topical. The two main over the counter topic treatments are Salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide. Prescription Salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide are also available in stronger doses if required. Doctors my also prescribe ointments containing sulfur, tetracycline, erythromycin or a retinoid. Many times you will need to use a combination of the above treatments for best results.

Salicylic acid and retinoids are used to treat the clogged hair follicles that are causing the acne lesions. They penetrate the pores and help the dead skin cells dissolve. Benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, tetracycline and erythromycin are antibacterial ointments used to treat the inflammation and kill the bacteria in the blocked follicles.

For people with moderate to server acne, in addition to topical treatments they my also require some type of oral medication to treat their acne. The three types of oral medications are antibiotics, hormones, and isotretinoins. All three require a prescription.

Tetracycline, erythromycin, clindamycin, and doxycycline are the most common prescribed antibiotics. They work by being absorbed through the digestive system, then into the blood, and then into the hair follicles where they kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. This option would be used when topical antibiotic treatments were unsuccessful.

Hormones are an option available to treat teenage girls and women with acne. They are usually taken in the form of a birth control pill. They work by increasing the level of female hormones in the bloodstream. This helps reduce the production of androgen, which will then reduce the production of sebum.

For severe acne, isotretinoin is often used. It is a powerful drug that treats acne by stopping all of the changes in the skin that causes acne. It kills bacteria, reduces sebum production, and slows the growth of skin cells.

All of the above acne t...

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