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At 55 What Are Ways To Hide Large Pores And Get Rid Of Blackheads
Blackheads: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions should be followed. ...Read more
Pores appear as small openings in the surface of your skin. They are usually most apparent in the t-zone -- the forehead, nose and chin. Pores are more noticeable and may appear larger when they become clogged with dirt, oil and dead skin cells. Pore size is fixed and is determined mainly by your genes. Your pores may become slightly larger with age or with repeated exposure ...Read more
Blackheads: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions should be followed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adjuncts only: Botanicals such as tea tree oil should only be used as adjuncts. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you'll need your personal physician. Scars result only when acne is not treated as it should be, and I am sorry this happened to you. You are almost an adult and you need to take the initiative and get prescription-strength rx even if you've not been allowed to in the past. ...Read more
I'm 40 years old and have very large pores on my nose...Is there a way to shrink them? An prescription or OTC treatment? They look like mini blackheads. Thanks!
PORES: Pores are not like doors. You cannot open and close them whenever you wish. Pores are the openings of oil glands; they are inherited; you cannot change their size. Oily skin & severe acne may make pores “appear” larger. Squeezing blackheads & pimples can lead to permanently widened pores. Toners & astringents can make them look smaller temporarily. And get rid of your magnifying mirrors! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Picture: If you send a picture of the condition, it may help answer your question. ...Read more
Large pores: A potent astringent, lemon juice tones your skin and reduces the appearance of large pores. In her book "natural beauty secrets from india, " roshni dayal recommends soaking a clean cotton pad in lemon juice and dabbing it onto your face to shrink pores. Leave the juice on for about five minutes, and rinse with cool water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I have big pores how do I get rid of them?
Serious Rx needed: Acne on the trunk won't respond well to anything you can do on your own. Start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your personal physician now. If a course of a systemic antibiotic does not clear you, the next offer may be Isotretinoin from a dermatologist; it's not for the faint-hearted but i'd urge you to try it if it's suitable. ...Read more
I have really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I also have big pores how do I get rid of them?
How to rid of very large pores nose and by checks and on nose ( large pores on cheeks and possible black heads on nose) what products? Epiduo is for?
Large Pores: Advances in dermatological care have lead to the development of a number of effective treatments for large pores. If you have large pores, you may benefit from the following treatments: chemical peels, ipl photofacial, laser skin resurfacing, laser skin tightening, topical prescription retinoids. ...Read more
No: No, laser won't cure you of this however fractional lasers can help shrink pore size which in turn will help with acne. There are products you can use for the acne as well as oil. There are also other maintenance treatments with facials and peels that can help as well. The combination of lasers, products, and maintenance is the best option for you. ...Read more
Can I use oxy 5 on my acne scar and how to make my large pores less visible using home treatment?
How do I get rid of blackheads/clogged pores on my nose? I have tried a pore cleansing expholiating scrub (st. Ives)
Retinoid: Blackheads are not dirt. They are plugs in oil ducts which are open to air [open comedones]. Air oxidizes sebum, turning it a dark color. Often they can be squeezed out. This does not spread acne and it does not cause scars. Tretinoin and adapalene are 2 agents which, used correctly and with patience, tend to clear blackheads after 2 or 3 months, then are continued to keep it clear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I get rid of small pores on my face, it leads to blackheads. I don't want to try laser or peeling. Please suggest some affordable remedy?
How can I get rid of clogged pores on my breast? I also have blackheads behind my breast. Is this normal should I be worried?
Probably: Microdermabrasion, peels, and laser resurfacing can all help with large pores. The difference is that it may take quite a few microdermabrasion treatments to see a significant improvement. Deeper peels or laser treatments will likely give you a faster and more significant improvement. However there may be a few days of a recovery period with the more aggressive treatments ...Read more
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