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Deep Pimples On Chin
Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin and can cause irritation and/or infection in the area. If you have many of these pimples, its a condition called 'folliculitis'. More severe cases may require treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more
I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?
Options: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent, though they cannot be made to vanish, using fillers, laser treatment, abrasion or surgery. Before you decide, look at the hollywood leading men who have chosen to keep their acne scars for character (jet li, steven seagal, charlie sheen, tommy lee jones.) it's your call (and you partner's if you have one.) good luck. ...Read more
I have pimple like bumps on my forehead and sides of my face & cystic acne on my chin. What are home remedies?
Many good ones: There are many home remedies for acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium & chromium & fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets. An interesting website that discusses home remedies is http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acne.Html here people discuss what has and has not worked for them. Apple cider vinegar & hydrogen peroxide are the 2 most popular ones listed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Resurfacing&fillers: Resurfacing techniques with microdermabrasion, dermabrasion or laser resurfacing and/or collagen induction therapy with mice-needling combined with fillers such as hyaluronic acid (juvederm, restylane) and or fat may be indicated. For deeper lesions surgical excision and/or grafting may be beneficial as well. ...Read more
OTC Acne Treatment: If one is getting scarring (not staining, but depressed or pitted scars), one should seek a medical opinion for prescription treatment. The following can be used: clogged pores (whiteheads and blackheads): - retinol at bedtime - salicylic acid - glycolic acid - benzoyl peroxide inflammatory lesions (red bumps and/or pus bumps) - benzoyl peroxide gel - topical sulfur. ...Read more
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?
Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral ccutane. ...Read more
Why do I frequently breakout on my chin area? I have acne prone combination skin. Skin condition on my cheeks, upper lips & chin are drying up lately
I have hairs on my face , mostly on upper lips, forehead and on jawbone . Can I use eflornithine cream ?
Yes: Vaniqa (eflornithine hydrochloride) cream is used to reduce unwanted facial hair in women. It blocks a certain enzyme needed for hair growth in the skin. This effect slows hair growth and may also make the hair finer and lighter. It does not remove hair or cause the hair to fall out. Common side effects include burning, stinging, tingling, and redness of the skin. ...Read more
Yes: It could also be milia - tiny white bumps on newborn skin. Acne tends to develop a few weeks after birth, while milia are often present at birth. Milia are thought to be due to premature or blocked sebaceous (oil) glands. There is no need for treatment, they will disappear naturally. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne: The benzoyl peroxide will help but you will likely need Clindamycin to use as well they have a prescription combination that works very well. If it is really a severe case you may need retin a (tretinoin). See your family doctor and they will refer you to a dermatologist if you need the extra help. Good luck. Make sure you clean the skin really well before you use the acne cream. Hang in there. ...Read more