Ethan M. Philpott, MD offers Acne Treatment near Scottsdale, Arizona

About Acne Treatment

Regardless of age, many patients suffer from acne. Over 85% of adolescents and young adults are afflicted by acne and to no surprise, it is the most common skin disease treated by physicians. Acne occurs when there is an overabundance of natural bacteria Propionibacterium acnes present in the skin. Inflammation is caused when the bacteria blocks follicles - the blockage moves into the dermis which results in red pumps, pustules and nodules. Treatment may include oral and topical medications, laser treatments, fractional skin resurfacing and chemical peels.

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Ethan M. Philpott, MD

Dr. Marvin Borsand is known by his patients as a caring, empathetic and understanding individual. His exceptional surgical skills and artistic ability have made him a leader in the Valley for cosmetic surgery.

In addition to his certification with the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, Dr. Borsand is also certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, which is the only board that exclusively certifies in Cosmetic Surgery.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) has recognized Dr. Borsand's surgical ability and certified him to facilitate a fellowship training program in cosmetic surgery, which is currently the only one of its kind in Arizona. Many surgeons from across the country, and the world, apply to the Body Sculpting Center for the opportunity to learn cosmetic surgery techniques under his direction. Dr. Borsand is also regularly featured as an industry forerunner in the media.

In his spare time, Doctor Borsand is an avid outdoors enthusiast. You may see him riding his bicycle to work, hiking Camelback on the weekend or backpacking down a trail in Northern Arizona.


1966 to 1971 Medicine Doctor of Osteopathy College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery Des Moines, Iowa

1963 to 1966 Chemistry/Sociology Wayne State University

1961 to 1963 Liberal Arts Highland Park College Highland Park, Michigan

1957 to 1961 Biology/Chemistry Cass Technical High School Detroit, Michigan


1970 to 1971 Addictionology Haight-Asbury Clinic San Francisco, California


1974 to 1978 General Surgery Residency Oakland General Hospital Madison Heights, Michigan

1971 to 1972 Rotating Internship United States Public Health Services New Orleans, Louisiana


1992 American Board of Cosmetic Surgery � Breast

1981 American Osteopathic Board of Surgery


1996 Fellow, The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

1988 Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons


Arizona & California