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Doctor insights on: Closed Comedones

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Does the person performing a facial lance the closed comedones to get them out?

Does the person performing a facial lance the closed comedones to get them out?

Depends on State: State laws vary regarding what is allowable. It is best to check with the cosmetology board in your state for an accurate and specific answer. ...Read more

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Does Accutane helps clear close comedone?2.5mths in 10mg/day. doesnt seem to help the closed comedone at all!

Does Accutane helps clear close comedone?2.5mths in 10mg/day. doesnt seem to help the closed comedone at all!

Yes: Accutane helps open closed comedones. Sometimes pt needs to be on accutane for 6 months for results. Follow-up with dermatologist you might need higher dose ...Read more

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Closed comedones under skin that when squeezed white stuff comes out but keeps filling up unless they turn into a spot/pustule then after that they go?

Closed comedones under skin that when squeezed white stuff comes out but keeps filling up unless they turn into a spot/pustule then after that they go?

Comedones: These are plugged oil glands that keep doing their thing-making lanolin. That is, until infection destroys them. Abrasive washing with a cloth or sponge will reduce the clogging. Squeezing tends to irritate and produce more oil. Try hands off. If this does not work. ask your pharmacist for a mild keratolytic ...Read more

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I have closed comedones and pimples all over my face. im a 24female. could it be hormonal? but i heard hormonal acne only appear at mouth,chin,jawline

I have closed comedones and pimples all over my face. im a 24female. could it be hormonal? but i heard hormonal acne only appear at mouth,chin,jawline

Treat it: All acne is actually hormonal. That stuff about the jawline is dubious at best. Why not get yourself a tube of retinoic acid and apply it to your face as tolerated? This would be my choice if it's a lot of comedones. Searching for a cause of acne is almost never productive. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add antibiotic / spironolactone. ...Read more

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How to get rid of comedones?

How to get rid of comedones?

Good skin care: routine is very important to have clear glowing skin. Use a salicylate based face wash twice a day, exfoliate regularly and use a sunblock. Drink plenty of water and eat healthy. You can also use retinoid cream for comedones once or twice a day on affected areas. ...Read more

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Can a comedone extractor be used on a lip?

Can a comedone extractor be used on a lip?

Blackhead extractor: Using a blackhead extractor on the lip is fraught with certain problems, namely pain, bruising, laceration, and almost universally missing the lesion you went thereafter. ...Read more