Archive for May, 2012

Understanding 3D Scars

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Here’s my comprehensive perspective on three dimensional scarring due to acne. I hope it helps.

Part 2:

Link to “Understanding Dark Marks”

©2012 “Understanding 3D Scars” by Dr. Neal Schwartz

5 Responses to “Understanding 3D Scars”

  1. Anatta Says:

    Thank you Dr.Neal.
    It’s the best advice on healing acne scars I’ve ever had.
    After finished watching your video, I looked at the mirror and felt that my scars and dark marks aren’t that bad.
    It’s just my own dissatisfaction. Now I feel better about my skin.

  2. alberto gomez Says:

    I neal I have acne scars are rather good but I get acne on the” T” and tried clindimicina gel and if I lower the swelling of the shin area but cheeks and I have tried everything brands and I can not say that I removed because it is hereditary and my father because I had acne but if I can not control me rather than I already clean the face and took capsules of clindamycin and nothing I will not be removed with soap or neuter peels work for me and it’s not swim nomas I see red cheeks area say it is so like that but as you go to the gym and take good care of me through it.I could prescribe you to eliminate acne and acne marks? I await your response as soon as you can tHANK

  3. sky mombela Says:

    Hey My name is SKy && i will be 13 in August i have acne that so bad but to me bad i really wanna get rid of it badly . i get teased EVERYDAY about it. its 11;28 pm & i saw a couple of videos && decided to write to yoou bcuz i see it does work! i wish i can try it but i dnt think my mom or dad would do it for me lol but still i hope it goes well for Everybody Else ! much love sky! <3

  4. Anonymous Says:

    i have a lot of acne scars and i dont know how to rid of them

  5. admin Says:

    I’m in the ask dr. neal section of the home page if you need.
    take care,
    -Dr. Neal

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Photo Tips for Acne Bootcamp

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

As many of you know, we are using focused photos and Acne Analytics to master our skin in The Acne Practice. I’d like to emphasize that photos taken during Acne Bootcamp are NOT for public display.

They are solely used for us to evaluate, monitor, and organize your condition in this advanced program. If you would like to share these photos after you achieve your personal victory, you can send a specific written consent that allows me to use your photos for this movement.


That important point being said, allow me to teach you how to take a great photo to maximize your acne bootcamp journey.


Check out this amazing photo I just took with my 2010 iphone. Amazing detail right! Steve Jobs is the king of this technology but it seems all other brands are catching up fast. And very soon, every phone will be able to take a photo like this one in seconds.

So here’s how I took this shot in 10 seconds:

1) Lighting: Lighting is everything when it comes to focus. Notice I am using sunlight here, but not directly on the skin. The sun comes through the window indirectly lighting up every pore. Fluorescent indoor light is the second best option to indirect sunlight. You can use both.

2) Focus Button: For the iphone and other newer phones, tap on the screen once and a box will pop up in the display. It will then focus specifically wherever you tap. This is tougher when taking photos of yourself, but the iphone also lets you turn the camera around. (cameras on front and back may have different strengths, so make sure to try both)

3) Further Back: In an attempt to hide one’s identity, I’ve noticed clients have been taking photos from very close up. This will often times create a loss of focus. Instead, pull the camera back further, and crop your photos on your computer afterwards.

4) Holding Still: Most importantly, you need to hold your hand and your face perfectly still. I recommend sitting and using either a timer or propping your arm up with a big pillow to keep everything perfectly still. The slightest movement changes everything. Take 5 quick shots in a row to see how sensitive the focus is to movement.

5) Practice: Practice makes perfect. This photo took me 10 seconds because I’ve been playing with the camera phones for awhile. Practice makes perfect so keep playing with it until you can see every pore…! This level of focus will ensure your organization and victory in Acne Bootcamp.

follow 1 through 5 and you’ll have this new skill locked down!

oh wait, one more if needed:

6) Borrow Someone’s Phone: These tips can help any phone take great photos. However, If you want the best shots, just borrow someone else’s phone for 5 minutes and email yourself the photos. Then delete them from the phone! Easy.

I’ll be here,
-Dr. Neal

4 Responses to “Photo Tips for Acne Bootcamp”

  1. Sofia L Villa Says:

    Dr. Neal,
    why this pictures look clear in my phone? I can see every pore, when I uplog to your program doesn’t look clear, looks blurry. I fell bad because is been long time and my pictures there not good.

  2. admin Says:


    you can email me on the site if needed anytime.
    possibly your computer screen is not as tight as your phone.
    We’ll let you know if they are good enough for analytics each time.
    -Dr. Neal

  3. meslem lila Says:

    i saw your videos on youtube showing little bumps on a girls faces.
    since im 13 years old I have them, i have 22 now.
    im so ashamed and I don’t want to put makeup anymore cause i feel sad and sick.

    impossible for them to go away I tried everything!!

    i have like hundred of them of my forehead and chicks a little bit.
    where can i send you pictures?

    can u recommand me something please
    im desperate !
    thank u so much

    lila (france)

  4. admin Says:


    I’ll email you. Feel free to send you number if you need me to call you back in france.
    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

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The Movement Continues…

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Here’s today’s contribution to the movement of The Acne Practice:

Every transformation brings hope to those still suffering.

Are you going to share your story to help others?

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Life After 35…

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012


Some of you may remember when I put my beginner surf videos up here a couple years ago. It was a big deal for me because I had avoided the beach for decades because of the toll the sun, lotion, and sweat took on my sensitive skin.

Here’s an update video on my own personal transformation:

I’ll be here,
-Dr. Neal

One Response to “Life After 35…”

  1. Jan Lee Says:

    love this brief video..My son and I are about to begin your program. we have listened to some videos. I believe in what you are doing and know your work is passionate. Brady gas been struggling with acne for nearly 2 years. ( He is on the meds. creams etc from UPMC dermotology clinic) I am not comfortable with him being on accutane ( he has not started that ). It hurts to see him struggle with this but it is treatable and will subside. Life is all about riding the calm and rugged waves into shore. I’m a psych RN turned hypnotist and love working with people and their incredible minds. I have hypnotized Brady for confidence and sports even for the acne ( as I believe the suggestions we carry are very powerful ) . We will order the program in the near future. Thank you for your expertise and your caring.

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