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i have a lot of blackheads on my face

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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See dermatologist: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not dirt: Blackheads are not dirt. Acne is sebum plugs in large oil glands. We call them comedones. When open to air the sebum becomes oxidized, which is a dark ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Retinoic acid: Acne with a lot of blackheads is best managed at first with a topical retinoic acid preparation. Your physician can add a second rx if required or get ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Blackheads: Instead of fiddling with 'home remedies' why not just use a time honored method of noncomedogenic cleansers? The non-prescription keratolytics used to ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Keep clean: Exfoliate with retin a (tretinoin) product, moisturizer and cleanse area. Try benzoyl peroxide or proactiv. Physician grade products. I have a grea ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Blackheads face: Extractions are needed in my opinion but you could find a dermatologist who may have better ideas.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Acne: Not sure what is available to you but start with over the counter acne medication
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
Seems unlikely: It depends somewhat on the ingredients of the soap. Certain things are considered 'comedogenic' or potentially pore-blocking, including mineral oil, p ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Can try a "facial": Because it takes a certain amount of practice to remove comedones from the pores, using the comedone extractor tools, one can try a facial. One can as ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Sebum: These blackheads are open comedones and the sebum ( oil) oxidizes and becomes black. Its important to use a daily face wash with either glycolic or sa ... Read More

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