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Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Yes: Whiteheads and blackheads are one type of acne called comedones. They are caused by oil and dead skin cells which leave a plug below the skin. These are best treated with comedolytics (medications that open up the pores), such as retina, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acids. Other types of acne include inflammatory acne (red pimples) and cystic acne-- these respond best to oral medications. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Does epiduo lighten dark spots left by acne?

Does epiduo lighten dark spots left by acne?

It is possible: Epiduo contains Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Adapalene is a third generation retinoid and as such can cause some mild lightening of the skin. I have seen this more often with something like Retin-A bit it is also possible that Adapalene can cause the same effect. Discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will st. Ives scrub for blemish and blackhead clearing work effectively on keratosis pilaris (arms)?

Will st. Ives  scrub for blemish and blackhead clearing work effectively on keratosis pilaris (arms)?

A little for some: The st ives product is trying to exfoliate (shed) the skin "naturally". Exfoliation is a great way to treat kp, but the natural items are not really the strongest, so some may not respond. Alpha-hydroxy acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid or urea moisturize and soften dry skin while exfoliating. Apricots are supposed to have vitamin a to help, but I use it directly- retin a (tretinoin) is another product. ...Read more

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How to erase black acne scars on face?

How to erase black acne scars on face?

Scars & Vitamin E: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...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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My face have lot of acne spot,how to remove acne spot in my face and stop acne?

My face have lot of acne spot,how to remove acne spot in my face and stop acne?

Not curable: You must manage your acne until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add some prescription-strength Rx. Since you say you have it only on your face, it's likely that adding a topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin will be sufficient, but if you need something strong, go for it. ...Read more

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I have acne and dark spots on my face.I tried lemon to remove dark spots.I am using neutrogena acne free facewash.How to remove pimples and darkspots?

I have acne and dark spots on my face.I tried lemon to remove dark spots.I am using neutrogena acne free facewash.How to remove pimples and darkspots?

Scientific Rx: I'm sorry you were misled by the foolish business with the lemon, which is worthless. You're a grown man and need to take charge of your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (try 5% 2x/day) hasn't cleared the pimples in 2 weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. The post-inflammatory pigment fades on its on after several weeks, or try hydroquinone sparingly. ...Read more

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Does asepxia soap work for acne scars on my face?

Does asepxia soap work for acne scars on my face?

Acne but not scars: Asepxia soaps state on the label “remover of oil and impurities”. It has both exfolliant and astringent qualities. Although this may help with acne, no soap will remove acne scars. ...Read more

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Dark spots on face and neck?

Dark spots on face and neck?

Facial darkness : Providing a more more detailed description or better yet a picture will get a more accurate answer. Could be many things. Regardless, minimize sun exposure and use sunscreen. ...Read more

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Will using "no marks cream" help removing acne/pimple scars on my chin and face ?

Will using "no marks cream" help removing acne/pimple scars on my chin and face ?

No: unfortunately over the counter creams will do little to change it. See a dermatologist for help. ...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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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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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