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Can small small acne marks on face get away without laser?

Can small small acne marks on face get away without laser?

Yes: Most marks resulting from acne lesions are due to excess pigment in the skin (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). This will resolve on its own, eventually. However, it can take months. Prescription bleaching creams or chemical peels are great ways to speed this process up. See a qualified physician to discuss your needs, as you may be more prone to develop complications with such treatments. ...Read more

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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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You to remove acne from face and pimples from face?

You to remove acne from face and pimples from face?

Need treatment: See your PCP or dermatologist for treatment. It may include topical medications plus or minus topical ...Read more

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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

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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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Pimples on face?

Pimples on face?

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 more

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Pimples all over face with pores on cheek and spots size of pimples are small plzz help me?

Pimples all over face with pores on cheek and spots size of pimples are small plzz help me?

Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. I see that you already have scarring from your acne having been neglected when you were younger. I'm sorry this happened. At age 19, you're old enough to phone your physician who can add prescription-strength Rx to your benzoyl peroxide regimen. You will probably need to do this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm getting on face so many pimples?

I'm getting on face so many pimples?

Acne Troubles: Acne is the great esteem crusher of adolescence. You can usually keep it under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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Pimple on my face. Uses no face cream or lotion. Never had pimples before. Remedies?

Pimple on my face.  Uses no face cream or lotion. Never had pimples before.  Remedies?

Facial cleansing: the most common cause of facial "pimples" is caused by bacteria that gain access to the oil glands of the facial ares, consequently frequent facial cleansing will decrease, if not completely prevent "pimles".... ...Read more

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How to get clean face without acne fast?

How to get clean face without acne fast?

Scientific Rx: Acne is not a hygiene problem, and isn't caused by being dirty or any other lifestyle issue. If benzoyl peroxide has failed, get with your physician. He/she will decide whether topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill, a topical retinoic acid derivative, and/or a systemic antibiotic is the right next step. ...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?

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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My face having acne problem pimples how to remove?

My face having acne problem pimples how to remove?

Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or topical retinoic acid are your best friends. If you're not clear in a few weeks, your physician can add prescription-strength Rx that will work though it'll require some experimenting. Acne's unrelated to diet (mostly), hygiene, lifestyle, sex, etc. It'll remit on its own and you must manage it until then. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I rid scars on my face from acne and shaving rashes?

How can I rid scars on my face from acne and shaving rashes?

Professional help: You need to see your dermatologist and be evaluated before treatment can be recommended. Treatment ranges from topical and systemic medications to laser resurfacing. Also scarring from shaving needs to be addressed as well. ...Read more

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How do I moisturize my face without causing more acne?

How do I moisturize my face without causing more acne?

Hydration: Remember that one of the best ways to hydrate your skin is by keeping your body well hydrated - you will likely notice immediate benefits if you increase your water intake during the day. ...Read more

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Best face cream for oily skin & pimples?

Best face cream for  oily skin & pimples?

Best: You could use benzoyl peroxide and oc 8 to stop oily skin pimples but you should see your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Deep acne, dry skin: This is likely deep seated inflammation (cystic acne) that can be painful. Continue with gentle cleansing and your treatment care regimen. You may need to see a dermatologist for injection of an anti-inflammatory to calm swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Can ponds face wash clear acne/pimples?

Can ponds face wash clear acne/pimples?

Maybe: Face washes can help clear acne pimples if they have ingredients such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, etc., but they can also dry out your skin. I am not familiar with the ingredients of ponds, but i know it used to be used as a cold cream to remove makeup. This would probably be too heavy for skin with acne and would not clear pimples. ...Read more

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What is the best lotion i could possibly apply on my face without having pimples after applying and to protect me from uv rays?Tnx

What is the best lotion i could possibly apply on my face without having pimples after applying  and to protect me from uv rays?Tnx

Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will lessen the damage from uv rays, and let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Many brands of such lotions are in the stores, so one can try 2-3 brands to see which he likes the most. ...Read more

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In what way can I make my face look clean without pimples and oils?

In what way can I make my face look clean without pimples and oils?

Chemical Peel: A salicylic acid peel is very helpful for acne. If you use a peel that is a combo with SA you can get nice result in terms of removing the outer, rough layer of skin and brightening your complexion. My personal favorite is the Perfect Peel, which also has glutathione to help with rejuvenation. ...Read more

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Does some fungal infection in groin area , sometimes looks like red pimples , but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Does some fungal infection in groin area , sometimes looks like red pimples , but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Please see below: Do you have those pimple looking itchy lesion in other parts of your body? How about hands or around belly button? It could be so many things like fungal infection itself, bacterial or sometimes scabes as well. Please see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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How reduce pimple from face?

How reduce pimple from face?

Many options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics and dapsone gel are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral Accutane. ...Read more

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How to bring pimple to head?

How to bring pimple to head?

Warm compresses: This will help some. Keep the area clean. If you run a fever or it seems to be spreading, get with your physician. ...Read more

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How to clean pimple from face?

How to clean pimple from face?

Options: include: benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, and sulfur are the most common over the counter medicines for acne or pimples. Assuming your case is pretty mild, try starting with these. As far as actual cleaning of your face, do it gently with a mild cleanser twice a day and after heavy exercise. If you have acne scarring, PRP (platelet rich plasma) and juvederm can greatly improve.... ...Read more

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How to get reed from pimple of face?

How to get reed from pimple of face?

Acne=infection.: Acne is truly an infection within the pores of the skin, so any effective treatment for acne should initially include both a drying agent (i.e. benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (which could be topical or oral). ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which fairness cream is best for pimpled face?

Any suggestions on which fairness cream is best for pimpled face?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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I have many pimple on my face.?

I have many pimple on my face.?

Many options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics, and oral contraceptives (for women), are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane. ...Read more

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Why is my zitt or pimple still on my face for weeks?

Why is my zitt or pimple still on my face for weeks?

Possibly not a "zit": It may be a persistent clogged pore or a small cyst if it has lasted this long and is still raised. It may also be some persistent inflammation. If it's just redness, but it's flat it may be PIH (hyper pigmentation from the acne). You could try a low concentration, over the counter steroid cream on it to see if that helps, if not, see MD. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pimple like things on my face hellp !!!!?

Pimples: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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I have a hard pimple underneath the surface of my skin on my face. It progressed over a few days, It’s painful and it’s growing. How do I treat this?

I have a hard pimple underneath the surface of my skin on my face. It progressed over a few days, It’s painful and it’s growing. How do I treat this?

Warm compresses to: the area may help, but it sounds like you may need more treatment than you can do on your own at home. Please have it checked by a doctor, so that it can be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Pimples on face?

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 more

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Pimples on back of my head?

Pimples on back of my head?

Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of the body, including the scalp. Scalp folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of small, white or yellowish pustules, that resemble acne. The pustules can be quite itchy and painful at times. ...Read more

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How to cure pimples on face?

How to cure pimples on face?

Acne remedies: There are many possible ways to treat acne correctly. It is a step treatment including:1. Skin hygiene 2. Antibacterials 3. Retinols 4. Photodynamic therapy 5. Laser .6. Tretinoins in mix and match combinations, and oral contraceptives. If you have severe acne , please see a competent dermatologist before getting scarred. ...Read more

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I usually get pimples on face?

I usually get pimples on face?

Rosacea: At 43, the most common cause of pimples is rosacea. Talk to your doc, there are medications that may help. Antibiotics have been used with success. There are some topicals such as metranidazole and finacea, but have a doc look at you first. ...Read more

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Why pimples are coming in face?

Why pimples are coming in face?

Glands: Pimples are more likely in areas with more sebaceous glands as happens to the case with face. Also skin in different locations has different sensitivity to sex hormones. Pimples are driven by androgens, even in women. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How to removes pimples on face?

How to removes pimples on face?

Pimples: are an unfortunate part of being a teen-ager. If you are older than that please see a dermatologist. A teen-ager can see one also. Be sure to keep skin clean, avoid make up that is not hypoallergenic and avoid trans fats as found in junk food. Do not use any skin lotion containing alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi! how can I treat face pimples?

Hi! how can I treat face pimples?

Scientific Rx: Glad you're seeking treatment. If a few weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide isn't a great success, your physician may add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin. If your acne is only on your face, you're less likely to need to move onto a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 mg 2x/day, but perhaps this is in your future. Dermatologists have the big guns. ...Read more

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How to reduce pimples from my face?

How to reduce pimples from my face?

Hygiene: Good hygiene and acne products such as benzoil peroxide. ...Read more

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