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How Do I Get Pimples
Part of puberty.: Due to the changes in hormone levels, skin bacteria, and oil production, most people get pimples with puberty. Acne can continue until mid-20's to mid-30's, so whatever your doctor suggests to control it, keep using it on all acne-prone areas even when your skin is clear. No squeezing, scratching, picking or poking pimples; it not only can leave scars, but it can increase the pimples! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
Skin Care: Excellent skin care program mandatory. Often products which acidify the skin help reduce bacteria which cause the pimples, and reduce the oil production which can plug he pores. Consult dermatologist for proper skin care rather than buying from internet or over counter. Skins are often different, and you should have a program developed for your particular case. ...Read more
Don't scratch/squeez: There is great temptation to squeeze these, however that is the best way to spread them and cause more. Keep them clean with soapy water and pad dry twice daily; an otc antibiotic cream, perhaps alternating with a otc Hydrocortisone cream (0.5-1.0%) may help them clear. If they are persistent or new ones keep cropping up, see gp or dermatologist. ...Read more
Chocolate not cause: Pimples/acne are not caused by chocolate, they are caused by excess secretion of oils from skin glands triggered by increase in androgenic hormones (esp. In adolescence) that are then blocked at the pore openings and cannot drain. Often they get infected and inflammed. ...Read more
Difficult: resurfacing fractional lasers help reduce the scars but a great result is only 50% improvement, deep chemical peels by a trained MD help as well. Dermadbrasion and possibly the dermapen can reduce the scars to a lesser degree ...Read more
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