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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Overview)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, pustule, blackhead, whitehead, carbuncle.


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Can girl's facial haircause pimples?

Can girl's facial haircause pimples?

No: Acne is not from facial hair. It's from either clogged hair follicles and/or p. Acnes(bacteria) causing inflammations to the hair follicles. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
1,692 doctors shared insights

Facial Pimples (Overview)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, pustule, blackhead, whitehead, carbuncle.


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What is the cause of facial pimples?

What is the cause of facial pimples?

Many: Hormone, mostly male hormone, is the main contributor, particularly in teens and young adults. Stress, irregular daily activities, working/studying too hard/too long may stir up hormone/immune system (causing "imbalance") and consequently develop pimples. Hot and humid environment may induce pimples. Drug like steroid may cause it. Pregnancy may do, too. ...Read more

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Does cetaphil gentle skin cleanser cause facial acne?

Does cetaphil gentle skin cleanser cause facial acne?

Unlikley: You can stop using it and see if it clears up, but doubtful that it is the cause of your acne. Look closely at diet. ...Read more

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Tried and true acne facial cleanser for oily skin?

Tried and true acne facial cleanser for oily skin?

Pangea Organics: Australian wild plum & willow cleanser is organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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What products work on facial acne scars?

What products work on facial acne scars?

Acne scars: It is a very difficult thing to treat. Please do not expect any miracles. A two prong approach to fix it from outside and inside should be used. You can try the following; dermabrasion or fraxel on the skin. Sculptra or fat injections under the skin. ...Read more

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Help can applying acne cream on face reduce facial hair growth?

Help can applying acne cream on face reduce facial hair growth?

Whoa: Topical acne meds -- benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinoic acid derivatives -- won't improve the facial hair situation. Especially if you're a young woman, a hormonal problem sufficient to cause facial hair growth can be a serious thing and your physician must address this. Get unwanted facial hair removed professinoally if you wish -- electrolysis, laser. ...Read more

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Can fine facial hair cause acne?

Can fine facial hair cause acne?

Facial hair and acne: In short, no. There is no relationship. ...Read more

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Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Deep acne, dry skin: This is likely deep seated inflammation (cystic acne) that can be painful. Continue with gentle cleansing and your treatment care regimen. You may need to see a dermatologist for injection of an anti-inflammatory to calm swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

YES!: Yes, the products you use on your hair can cause breakout on your forehead especially if they are oily products. Discontinue using these products. ...Read more

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Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Yes: White heads and black heads are typically called closed and open comedomes. It is a type of acne and can typically be treated with topical keratolytics like tretinoin or salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Not much: A facial may help a little, but not dramatically. Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read more

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Can waxing facial hair cause eczema?

Can waxing facial hair cause eczema?

Unlikely: If you are allergic to waxing it may give you hives but not eczema. Mostlikely it is irritating to your skin and you should consider laser hair removal or tweezing instead. ...Read more

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Can cosmetics cause acne or clogged pores on forehead, nose?

Absolutely yes: Try to find oil free products and be certain to clean the products off thoroughly daily. Clogged pores is one huge case of adult acne. ...Read more

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Best face cream for oily skin & pimples?

Best face cream for  oily skin & pimples?

Best: You could use benzoyl peroxide and oc 8 to stop oily skin pimples but you should see your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of facial pimples fast?

How do I get rid of facial pimples fast?

Prescription: If this is common acne, I have had excellent results in most cases with topical clindamycin, cheap and safe. For tougher cases, systemic tetracycline (don't use if pregnant) or Erythromycin usually works. For severe acne, the most effective medications work but are dangerous enough to require specialty dermatologist consultation. Good luck -- being a teen is tough enough even without acne. ...Read more

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Does oily skin cause facial redness?

Does oily skin cause facial redness?

YES: Oil from skin can clog pores causing skin irriation and redness. Gentle soap washing and observation for 2 weeks is advisable. ...Read more

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How can I cover acne, pimples and pimple scars by makeup?

How can I cover acne, pimples and pimple scars by makeup?

Mineral makeup: There are many options out there for makeup and coverup for scars and blemishes. If you have active acne, the best makeup is usually mineral based. These make ups are less likely to clog pores and decrease the risk of infection. Mineral makeups sit on top of the skin and have a decreased likelihood of causing reactions. ...Read more

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Pimples on face?

Pimples on face?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more