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How do I prevent scarring after squeezing out a blackhead

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Leave them alone: And avoid sun exposure to the area and tobacco use. Consider silicone gel products as well.

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Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
Sounds : Sounds like you have fairly severe acne and possibly need treatment with an oral anibiotic or possibly accutane. Accutane is an aggressive acne medic ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience Family Medicine
Take precautions: Apply topical antibiotics and avoid further irritation or trauma to the area. Also, avoid sun exposure or use sunscreen to prevent hyperpigmentation ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Consider seeing a: dermatologist. It sounds like you may have ingrown hairs.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dermatologist eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (including blackheads). Avoid touc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ayurvedic : Ayurvedic skin treatments and products can often be helpful as they work to achieve balanced skin.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Mechanical & careful: removal +/- skin exfoliation work the best. Study: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comedo, https://www.google.com/search?q=black%20heads, https://www.yo ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dermatologist eval: Please see a dermatologist for an individualized assessment.
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Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Acne and diet : Eat healthy nutritional choices but its not your diet that creates acne

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