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How can I get rid of pimples and blackheads?

How can I get rid of pimples and blackheads?

Different treatments: Acne treatment is geared towards the type of acne the patient has. Inflammatory papules and pustules (pimples) respond to topical and / or oral antibiotics. Blackheads (comedones) respond only to topical treatments (retinoids such as retin a (tretinoin) or differin or tazorac) , glycolic acid and salicylic acid. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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How can I get rid of spots/pimples and blackheads?

How can I get rid of spots/pimples and blackheads?

Acne: 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. Spots? ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne and pimples?

How can I get rid of acne and pimples?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimples and pimple scars?

How can I get rid of pimples and pimple scars?

Manage it: I'm sorry you had scars. This didn't have to happen, and if you want to be rid of them, you'll need specialized health care -- laser, filler, or microsurgery. If you've had scarring, your acne is still probably bad enough to require a physician's care. Home remedies probably won't be sufficient. Benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid until you can get seen. This is the truth. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne and blackheads fast?

How can I get rid of acne and blackheads fast?

Not curable: With a lot of blackheads, a good start is a topical retinoic acid derivative. If you are not clear in two weeks, your personal physician can help. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne pustules?

How can I get rid of acne pustules?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength medicine. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimples?

Acne: 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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How can I get rid of acne?

How can I get rid of acne?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is your best over-the-counter remedy. If not clear in two weeks, your physician can write for topical clindamycin, a topical retinoic acid derivative, or some systemic medication as appropriate. All acne can be managed successfully nowadays. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne?

How can I get rid of acne?

Scientific Rx: Home remedies are only adjuncts. If topical benzoyl peroxide has failed after two weeks, get with your physician. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that a competent physician can manage effectively. If someone's interfering with your getting care, blaming you or preferring a folk remedy, initiate the contact with your doctor yourself. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne spots and scars?

How can I get rid of acne spots and scars?

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of blackheads and oily skin?

How can I get rid of blackheads and oily skin?

Blackheads & oil: 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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How to get rid of acne and blackheads!?

How to get rid of acne and blackheads!?

Retinoic acid: If you have a lot of comedones, start off with a topical retinoic acid derivative. If this doesn't have you clear in two weeks, get with your personal physicain who can add something. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of blackheads and whiteheads?

How do you get rid of blackheads and whiteheads?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne scars/blemishes?

How can I get rid of acne scars/blemishes?

See a medspa doctor: A medspa doctor will show you many lasers that can help you with this. Co2 fractionated lasers or erbium lasers can help resurface the skin and rid you of scars. There is downtime involved. Otherwise nonablative lasers can help over a longer period of time. Your medspa doctor will also get you started on products to use between laser treatments, . ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my acne scars?

How can I get rid of my acne scars?

Many options: If you no longer have acne, there are many treatments available. Chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser brasion, silicone oil injections. You must have an in person consultation and go from there. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit ww.Drgrossman.Com. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimples with antibiotics?

PART 2: Emphasis should be placed on minimizing the conditions that promote pimple formation, including the practice of good hygiene, avoiding situations where ingrown hairs that form, and speedy identification and treatment of a pimple before it spreads. At the end of the day, a discussion or a referral will be appropriate to discuss your individual conditions and reasons for pimple treatment. ...Read more

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How can I naturally get rid of blackheads?

How can I naturally get rid of blackheads?

"naturally" ?: Swimming and long showers may help. Any kind of peel. Squeezing them out. Best remedy long-term is prescription tretinoin (Retin A) or adapalene (Differin). Available in different strengths and forms, typically applied at bedtime for at least several months. May be irritating at first but better tolerated with time. Blackheads are NOT DIRT. They are not related to food or stress. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of blackheads naturally?

How can I get rid of blackheads naturally?

Steam and express: Gently warm and moisten the area with a heated moist hand towel for 10 minutes. Then use either slight pressure from 2 fingers or 2 q-tips in a rocking motion to gently express the contents. A purchased comedone extractor may be used, a small round end of a paper clip may also work in a gentle rocking motion. Sometimes the skin will need to opened slightly, this should only be done by your doc! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of stubborn blackheads?

Comedone extractor: Don't pick or squeeze skin. A comedone extractor can be placed over blackhead. Apply pressure gently downward and it will express the material from the pore. ...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