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Getting Rid Of A Whitehead
Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more
Derm eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. 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). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Natural Healing: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acne meds: Accutane reduces new acne lesions, and seems to reduce the scars, and the color. Antibiotics reduce new lesions, but not scarring. Topical antibiotics the same. Retina seems to speed the healing of acne lesions, benzoyl peroxide also seems to speed the healing, reduces some new lesions, but not treat the scarring. Some will scar more, others less with similar acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leave it alone: If you hadn't popped the pimple in the first place it would be gone by now. I know how hard it is to leave pimples alone, but you'll be surprised how much less "angry" your face looks when you use your prescribed treatment and keep your hands off. I tell all my patients, "your face is not on strike, you don't have to pick it.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pimple: You may want to use salicylic acid gel to dry it out. Neutrogena has a line call 24 hour acne clearing system or you can try acnefree system as well. If you need the pimple to go away incredibly fast, then a visit to a dermatologist to inject an anti-inflammatory would be my best advise. ...Read more
Acne wash: The black head on a pimple (open comedon) is pigment seen in the opening of a hair follicle and not dirt. Using benzoyl peroxide--either alone or in combination with another acne medication---is an effective means of taking care of this. Manual expression of the plug in the hair shaft will also work, but is not recommended if their is a large number of blackheads. ...Read more
Pimple scar, rash?: These are 3 different types of lesions. Scars that are from cystic acne and have been there for a long time may need dermabration treatments over time. Acne itself, there are many treatments. Depending on how severe it is would determine the best alternatives for you, just don't pick. A rah around your nose could be seborrhea. But then all rashes need to be seen. Picture or by your doctor. ...Read more
Cream, Cleansers: Do you mean sunspots? Visit your dermatologist for a prescription for a night cream to lighten up sun-damaged brown spots and also treat blackheads. Alternatively, you can can vitamin c over the counter to help with sun-damaged skin and acne topicals over the counter like proactiv, panoxyl (containing benzoyl peroxide), cetaphil oil control foamy wash (contains salicylic acid) for your blackheads. ...Read more
Foot odor: You can try soaking your feet in a tea solution (wait for it to cool first). The tannic acid in tea helps dry and absorb odor. More importantly, see a podiatrist to find out the reason why there is an odor. It may be natural for you, but it may also be a fungal or bacterial infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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