Doctor insights on:
How Do You Get Rid Of Blackheads And Large Pores As An Adult
Blackheads: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions should be followed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pores appear as small openings in the surface of your skin. They are usually most apparent in the t-zone -- the forehead, nose and chin. Pores are more noticeable and may appear larger when they become clogged with dirt, oil and dead skin cells. Pore size is fixed and is determined mainly by your genes. Your pores may become slightly larger with age or with repeated exposure ...Read more
Manage over time: You need to use a topical agent, as strong as you can tolerate, daily. Retinoic acid may be more helpful than benzoyl peroxide. If results are not satisfactory in a few weeks, your physician can add prescription-strength Rx but your topical agent is still your best friend. Acne cannot be cured but remits on its own at an unpredictable time; it's unrelated to diet, lifestyle, or touching. Cheers. ...Read more
How to get rid of it I have acne scars n lots of pores what face washes are good that actually work ?
None of them: Nothing you can do on your own is going to touch your acne scars. If you want them managed and less visible, you can get with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can offer microsurgery, fillers, or laser Rx. I'm sorry you got the scars in the first place and that you've been frustrated with products that offer misleading claims. ...Read more
What's the difference between aczone and Fiancea? How do they work? I'm trying to get rid of clogged pores. Which of these two would you recommend?
Neither: Aczone is topical dapsone which is an antibiotic. Finacea is azealic acid . This medicine is better for rosacea and hyperpigmentation. Retinoids (Retin A (tretinoin) and Differin eg) are better for comedones (blackheads and whiteheads). Also glycolic acid and salicylic acid help with clog pores. ...Read more
How do you get rid of small birth marks their white and under your nose it kinda looks like a crown how can you get rid of it without lazer or surgery?
Maybe tattooing?: Birthmarks are often considered permanent and besides make-up covering (instant change), there is much you can do without surgically removing it or less invasive method is now available by cosmetic laser procedures can help--less pain/scarring. If it is whiter than your normal skin, tattooing is also an option--must find a really good tattooing artist. Talk to your doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blackheads: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions should be followed. ...Read more
Management is key: The goal of acne treatment is control not cure. There is currently no treatment that will cure acne. Your best bet, whether you are a preteen, teen or adult with acne is finding the combination of treatments that interrupt different parts of the acne cycle. See your preteen's doctor first. You may also need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Usually caused by staph or other bacterial infection. Warm compresses help with the inflammation. Apply topical antibiotics. See a doctor for possible cultures to determine what kind of bacteria is causing the infection. May need oral antibiotics. Use antibacterial soap. Keep clean. Doctor may need to lance or drain the boils. ...Read more
Laser resurfacing: For the right patient, ie acne scars, acne under control, light skin, laser resurfacing can work great. It usually takes more than one treatment, and it takes time to see the results, but scar reduction is very significant. There is a wide variety of lasers and skill levels. Good equipment and experience make a big difference, don't shop just for price, you get what you pay for. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get seen now: If you have to ask, the ordinary advice of "start with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated" isn't going to clear you. A physician's prescription-strength treatment is required. Antibiotics must not be used as sole treatment, or for too long. Acne is a serious disease and you must manage it until it self-cures, if for no other reason than being successful at a job interview. ...Read more
Comedone extractor: 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 (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more
How do I get rid of natural freckles? Also is it good for your skin to use things like lemon juice to get rid of them.
Sun precautions: Freckles are a localized increase in pigment in your melanocytes and cannot be permanently removed. Decreasing sun exposure and sun protectice clothing and sunblocks topically are best. They can be lightened by a number of topicals including azealic acid, retinoids, kojic acid and colloidal oatmeal. These topicals are mild and slow acting. ...Read more
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
Scientific Rx: As a parent, you have a duty to take your child for care by a scientific physician. Acne is a chronic, serious, non-lifestyle-related, potentially-mutilating illness. It can be managed effecitively, but there are no quick fixes. If you neglect this now, it is likely be a source of regret / resentment for a lifetime. Please do the right thing. ...Read more
Salicylic acid: This may clear you. If not, your personal physician can add something prescription-strength to go with it. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: There are many options for treating acne and you should see a dermatologist to discuss them in detail. Some of your options are cleansers, benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, retinoid creams, chemical peels, isotretinoin, birth control pills to regulate hormones, led light treatment, and laser treatment. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How to get rid of blackheads in pores?
- Getting rid of facial pores
- How do you get rid blackheads?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- At 55 what are ways to hide large pores and get rid of blackheads
- How to get rid of blackheads or clogged pores?
- How to get rid of clogged pores and blackheads on nose?
- How to get rid of large pores on face?
- Talk to a dermatologist online for free