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How To Clear Blackheads With Finacea
NO: But RetinA is useful for this. They are not dirt. They are open comedones: pimples open to air. Oxygen turns the sebum dark. Unusual to use both RetinA and isotretinoin as they are the same type of thing, only one is topical, the other systemic. You can often squeeze out open comedones. This does not spread acne. This does NOT cause scars!! ...Read more
I've been taking minocycline twice daily and applying finacea in the morning and epiduo at night for 3 mos but acne is worse. What should I do?
Talk to a derm.: This situation may need some addition in therapy. ...Read more
What can I use to help fade old acne marks on my face im using epiduro an finacea but they only helped a little what else can I use to help them fade?
I have had success: There is nothing easy. However, if you are willing to deal with the recovery and possible risks, undermining the depressed scars, injecting fat and then doing an ablative skin treatment has been shown to work well. ...Read more
What would you suggest I do about large pores? I have teenage acne, but my skin isn't oily. I use finacea every other night.
Be patient: You are using the right thing for your acne. There are laser treatments which can reduce the pore size but I feel you are too young to do something so drastic. Many times, the pores will decrease in size and action when you get through the hormonal fluctuations of adolescence. ...Read more
I use epiduo for acne and when I also use finacea my face burns and gets very dry and irritated why?
All are irritants: Epiduo has Adapalene in it which is in the Retin-A class of topicals, and is quite drying, and benzoyl peroxide which is drying. Finacea (azelaic acid) is used to treat rosacea and acne. It's an acid that kills bacteria. So all three medications burn the skin. That's why your skin gets dry and irritated. See your doctor to work out which combination is safest & most effective for you. ...Read more
I'm an african americam an I use epiduro an finacea to fade old acne scars but they barley help. What are other alternatives I can do to help my scars?
Epiduo not for scars: Epiduo does not treat existing scars nor does finacea, they are good to minimize or prevent active acne lesions which may produce scars at a later date. Silicone gels, antioxidants, sunblock, tobacco avoidance, skin bleaching agents, dermabrasion, fillers, laser treatment, ipl, chemical peels, and many other interventions may help reduce scarring. ...Read more
Does finacea help to get rid of melasma. I have tryed retina a but it irritated my skin. The finacea has worsened my acne is that normal.
Can happen: Finacea gel is Azelaic Acid which has some efficacy for rosacea and acne but does not suit everyone. If it is irritating your skin, it may paradoxically flare up acne. It also has some fading properties, but if it is not working, you can try other products containing hydroquinone, such as lustra or tri-luma. Also laser treament may work best for melisma for some people. ...Read more
Seek out a dermatologist to diagnosis your condition and give you treatment options.
Without a propper diagnosis you are only guessing and your home treatment may make it worse.
You may need to take antibiotics to clear your skin. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, can improve both since it merely abrades the surface of the skin, releasing the entraped materials. ...Read more
Acne Troubles: You can usually keep it under control with a three-step process, done twice a day. First, use a gentle facial cleanser. It MUST be gentle and it must be for the face. Then apply a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide cream. You MUST start this off with a SMALL amount and gradually work up. Finish with light facial moisturizer to stop dryness. If this doesn't help, you should seek dermatologist advice. ...Read more
Neutrogena blackhead eliminating warming treatment vs. Clean n clear blackhead clearing scrub, which is better?
On Healthtap: We try to avoid recommending one otc product over another. Both of these products work through exfoliation. ...Read more
Advice on clearing acne and blackheads? Specific brand of medication or recommended lotions and stuff? Is Proactive effective?
Yes: Proactive can help. It can be a bit irritating with long term use. ...Read more
There was a black dot above the surface of my skin (not a stain) almost like a blackhead left after some of my acne cleared. What is it?
Age: You are under 18, you need to tell parents or guardian and they can take you to be seen. ...Read more
Despite my best efforts, cleared blackheads will return within 2 days. Is there something I'm not doing right? I've oily but dehydrated skin. Thanks!
Blackheads do return: A person with typical acne, which includes blackheads (open comedones), will find that the blackheads return. The skin pores that make the dead skin cells that form blackheads continue to stay active, producing more skin cells daily. Acne medications such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can help decrease blackheads. Seeing a professional to do a facial can also help get rid of blackheads. ...Read more
Popped blackhead & washed then put bacitracin on it so it wouldn't scarwhite head formed I popped then raised scab formed popped clear liquidwhat2do?
Skin abscess: In teenagers, it is not uncommon to suffer from acne. This can be related to a variety of normal growth issues, and also to physical activity, hygiene, and topical products used. I would typically not encourage multiple popping of blackheads or skin abscesses. The fingers could contaminate the wound further with other bacteria and cause a worse infection. Best to use soap and water regularly. ...Read more
Large pores: Dermatologist pore treatment methods are generally microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels. Microdermabrasion uses microcrystals to remove dead skin from the skin surface. It can also unclog pores, removing whiteheads and blackheads. Microdermabrasion also results in healthy, clear skin. Topical medication includes tretinoin. ...Read more
Will st. Ives scrub for blemish and blackhead clearing work effectively on keratosis pilaris (arms)?
A little for some: The st ives product is trying to exfoliate (shed) the skin "naturally". Exfoliation is a great way to treat kp, but the natural items are not really the strongest, so some may not respond. Alpha-hydroxy acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid or urea moisturize and soften dry skin while exfoliating. Apricots are supposed to have vitamin a to help, but I use it directly- retin a (tretinoin) is another product. ...Read more
I have my 2 daughters' faces have a lot of pimples and blackheads. What can I do to help them get clear skin?
See a dermatologist: Take them to see a dermatologist. They have a full gamut of medications that can help your daughters. ...Read more
I've basically had blackheads on my nose since I was 12. I thought they would clear up as I got older but they didn't. How do I get rid of them? Thx
If they have: Been there for such a long time, it is going to be difficult to resolve. You should seek opinion from dermatologist. ...Read more
I have "blackheads" all over my nose, but they aren't. Face is clear, they don't respond to acne meds and they've been there for years. What can it be?
Adenoma sebaceum?: This is one of several entities that mimics what you describe. You may carry a mild allele of a tuberous sclerosis gene; I've seen this miscalled acne. I trust this is not rhinophyma / rosacea. If it bothers you, dermatologists know thousands of otherwise-little-known illnesses and it would be wise to make a visit. ...Read more
What products would you reccomend for acne? Biore, proactive, clean and clear, aveeno (oatmeal)? I have acne, blackheads, and oily skin
How do I know what kind of acne I have? What about face masks for blackheads? Is it okay to clear pores of blackheads with tools? (Popping)
Only 17 my skin looks really old I have dark eyes and acne an blackheads I used to have really clear skin: (and be called good looking now I get ugly?
Can salicylic acid exfoliant washes cause an initial breakout or 'purging' period? If so, for how long usually? I've been clearing in some spots using it but breaking out in the spots I was more prone to having blackheads in. Its Purging them maybe?
Salicylates: Salicylate acid exfoliants can sometimes cause an irritant skin reaction. Futhrmore, a subset of individuals can develop allergy to these products. The historical pattern of symptoms is the key to diagnosis. ...Read more