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How can I get rid of cheek acne quickly?

How can I get rid of cheek acne quickly?

No quick fix: Acne isn't curable though it eventually remits as you get older. Until then, acne confined to the cheeks can usually be eliminated by topical benzoyl peroxide and/or a salicylic acid wash. Use as tolerated. If this isn't sufficient, adding a topical antibiotic from your physician will probably be sufficient. ...Read more

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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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What can I do to get rid of cheek acne fast?

What can I do to get rid of cheek acne fast?

See doctor: You can get physician grade topical products to treat. Benzoyl peroxide works, Proactiv is good, you need moisturizer, exfoliator, and sunscreen and a good facial cleanser. Ipl or laser. Chemical peels. Retin a (tretinoin) products. Prp with microneedling. I have a great product for my patients that works well. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of cluster of acne on cheek?

How can I get rid of cluster of acne on cheek?

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 to get rid of an acne crater on my left cheek?

How to get rid of an acne crater on my left cheek?

Multiple Options: Find a local plastic surgeon or dermatologist. They may consider one or multiple methods including 1) tumescent anesthesia (to numb the skin) with subcision (a process of undermining and loosening adhesions beneath the scars using a micro dissector), 2) tca or other chemical peels, 3) horizontal resurfacing to remove scar ridges, and 4) ablative fractional (likely co2) laser treatments. ...Read more

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For over a year now my forehead and right cheek has clusters of acne some big some small. What is the cause and how to get rid of them?

Acne: Acne has a lot of causes including hormones, stress, and family history. The best way to treat it is to use salicylic acid, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinol creams. If it doesn't improve, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a small acne pimple on my right cheek for two months now. I hav tried benzoyl peroxide but its just not going how do I get rid of it?

I have a small acne pimple on my right cheek for two months now. I hav tried benzoyl peroxide but its just not going how do I get rid of it?

See a dermatologist: This sounds like a deeper, more inflammatory lesion and will not likely respond to topical treatment. Sometimes these lesions respond to oral antibiotics and occasionally they may need to be treated with a low dose injected steroid. See your dermatologist to help determine what is going on and what would be best for you. ...Read more

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How to get rid of small acnes on fore head?

How to get rid of small acnes on fore head?

Easy Rx: There's a few home remedies such as vinegar and tea-tree oil but i'd urge you to go directly to the mainstream stuff. If over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't do the trick, a physician's office visit is in order. If it's relatively mild disease and confined to your face, adding topical Clindamycin might be your best option; your physician may suggest others. ...Read more

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How to get rid of white head acne, I am using deriva bpo gel its not working?

How to get rid of white head acne, I am using deriva bpo gel its not working?

Scientific Rx: When benzoyl peroxide fails, as it often does, your physician may add topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative. The oral contraceptive pill, if it is right for you, may clear you. Your physician has other resources as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a pimple without a head on my forehead? I don't have any acne problems.

How do I get rid of a pimple without a head on my forehead? I don't have any acne problems.

Pimples: The most important thing is to not apply pressure to the area in attempt to make a head or “pop” the pimple. This can cause further infection or scarring. Make sure you are cleaning your face twice daily with a facial cleanser and try applying benzoyl peroxide 2.5% afterwards to the area. Any higher may cause irritation. ...Read more

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Acne keloidalis, I have some on the back of my head and it's not bothering or itching but I hate having them. Any tips to get rid of them please!?

Acne keloidalis, I have some on the back of my head and it's not bothering or itching but I hate having them. Any tips to get rid of them please!?

Get Rx: It's criminal that any young man should have to suffer with acne in the 21st century. If you have acne keloidis, a dermatologist has some powerful medicine that wil probably make it manageable. If the keloids are old scarring, a dermatologist may offer ideas on how to remove the scars (it's difficult), or the decision may be between you and your partner. ...Read more

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I used topical treatments on my acne and some of the blind pimples left a bump as if the head is still underneath. I believe its not scar as I din't pop it. Can I know if it will go away on its own or is there somthing I should do to get rid of it?

I used topical treatments on my acne and some of the blind pimples left a bump as if the head is still underneath. I believe its not scar as I din't pop it. Can I know if it will go away on its own or is there somthing I should do to get rid of it?

Manage it: Listen friend. Most of what you read / hear about acne is not true. You'll scar from a bad pimple whether or not it pops. If it's this severe, you need to prevent new pimples from forming -- you can do nothing about what's happened. Keep loading on the topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid and get with your physician to add some prescription Rx for a few months. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I used BP on my right cheek to get rid of my spot and it was open so it irritated my skin and formed blackheads. Will it happen again on my left cheek?

I used BP on my right cheek to get rid of my spot and it was open so it irritated my skin and formed blackheads. Will it happen again on my left cheek?

Maybe: It is more likely that what happened was an irritation rather than allergy to benzoyl peroxide because it happened so quickly, but there is no way to tell for sure. Allergic reactions can happen within a day or two if a person was exposed to the substance earlier. ...Read more

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What to do if I have about 5 pimples on my left cheek. How do I get rid of them?

What to do if I have about 5 pimples on my left cheek. How do I get rid of them?

Acne: 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

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24 years male but look like 27 years. I also 've light pimple marks all over my cheek. I don't get any pimples now. Pls help me get rid of these?

24 years male but look like 27 years. I also 've light pimple marks all over my cheek. I don't get any pimples now. Pls help me get rid of these?

Not easy: You probably referring to the light spots developed after pimples faded. It's not easy to 'restore' the original skin color, i.e., making the light spots not 'light' anymore. Some dermatologists might try a gel called Protopic to restore the skin color, however, it's a off-label use, fda did not not approve it. ...Read more

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What to do if I literally have blackheads on the side of my face, like on my cheek near my eye and it's everywhere. How do I get rid of it?

What to do if I literally have blackheads on the side of my face, like on my cheek near my eye and it's everywhere. How do I get rid of it?

Obstructed oil gland: Please avoid excessive oil, sugar and process foods. Use gentle cleanser, and keep the skin clean, avoid touching it, use exfoliation. Consult your dermatologist for care and removal ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my acne on my cheeks? I am a dude.

How can I get rid of my acne on my cheeks? I am a dude.

Scientific Rx: If the illness is confined to your cheeks, topical benzoyl peroxide -- try 5% 2x/day or as you can tolerate -- will probably clear you. If not, after two weeks get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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How may I get rid of the dry patches that occur around the cheeks after one gets acne? It looks like the skin is tanned.

How may I get rid of the dry patches that occur around the cheeks after one gets acne? It looks like the skin is tanned.

Bleaching cream: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (dark spots left by a rash or acne) is common in darker skinned patients. Bleaching cream, sunblock, chemical peels, azelic acid cream, and laser are all possible treatments. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I cannot get rid of the acne on my cheeks. I wash my face every night and morning.

I cannot get rid of the acne on my cheeks. I wash my face every night and morning.

Medications may help: Make sure you're using a face wash with benzoyl peroxide in it. If you start getting irritation on your face from using this then you should switch to something more mild like cetaphil and talk with your doctor as there are other creams and lotions available (i.e. Clindamycin, tretinoin). ...Read more

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Sis has acne on face on her cheeks she has tried over counter stuff and nothing works any way to get rid of?

Sis has acne on face on her cheeks she has tried over counter stuff and nothing works any way to get rid of?

See Derm: You may want to follow up with your PCP or maybe see a Dermatologist regarding your concerns. Your sister may need some prescription meds. ...Read more

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I get acne on my shoulders, back, cheeks and neck. The ones on my neck are big and painful. How can I get rid of them?

I get acne on my shoulders, back, cheeks and neck. The ones on my neck are big and painful. How can I get rid of them?

Need prescription: The acne your describing needs oral antibiotics as well as topical treatment See your doctor or a good dermatologist (skin doctor0 ...Read more

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I am 18 and I have had acne on my chin and cheeks for years. What can I do to get rid of it?

I am 18 and I have had acne on my chin and cheeks for years. What can I do to get rid of it?

See your physician: It is better to determine what kind of acne this is before treating. If it is hormonal, it is treated differently than cystic or vulgaris. Go see your physician for a diagnosis and a plan. ...Read more

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I have mild acne only on my cheeks on my face and mixed with dark spots. How could I get rid of them both?

Acne and dark spots: There are medications that treat both acne lesions and dark spots, like retinoids, benzoyl peroxides and azelaic acid. All of these can be irritating so start them slowly at twice a week and gradually increase to once a day. Irritation from acne treatments can by itself produce dark spots, so slower is better. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red acne and rough skin on my cheeks?

How can I get rid of red acne and rough skin on my cheeks?

Depends on causes: Acne and rough skin has many causes which may be hormonal or skin type related. Determining cause helps to determine treatment which can be as simple as a good skin care regimen, blue laser light therapy or more aggressively with oral medication which has side effects. You may check with your primary physician or dermatologist for workup and treatment. ...Read more

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Horrible sore acne only between my lower cheeks and jawline. Why is this and how do I get rid? I'm 24. Female.

See dermatologist: Of course skin care routines with varying combinations of topical oil free cleansings, exfoliation, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and various prescriptives such as retinoids, erythromycin, Clindamycin and/or ala treatments administered by a dermatologist may help. The use if red/blue light therapy has mixed results. ...Read more

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My cheeks are covered with acne, pimples (dents) and I had them for ages, I don't have gp. I just want the best treatment to get rid of them?

My cheeks are covered with acne, pimples (dents) and I had them for ages, I don't have gp. I just want the best treatment to get rid of them?

Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read more

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I'm all of a sudden getting ingrown pimples on my cheeks and on the sides of my face I've always had acne just not like this how can I get rid of them?

Get serious about Rx: I'm glad you're using topical benzoyl peroxide but it has not been sufficient and you've ended up with scarring, which could have been prevented. You need to get with your personal physician, who can manage all but the worst cases of acne without consultation. The oral contraceptive pill, a topical or short course of a systemic antibiotic, or spironolactone might be next. ...Read more

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Hello my 3week old baby has developed few red spots like acne on her cheeks and forehead, how can she get rid of them? How did they occur?

Hello my 3week old baby has developed few red spots like acne on her cheeks and forehead, how can she get rid of them? How did they occur?

Baby acne: Bumps on the skin of newborns is normal for the first 3-5 months of life. They are not generally a problem and will go away over time if LEFT ALONE. Picking, "popping", and acne meds do not help and will cause damage. They arise as a response to the withdrawal of maternal hormones. EVERY baby gets at least a few of these. Leave them alone, if you are still worried visit your pediatrician for veal ...Read more

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How do I get rid of bumps under the skin on my face? I have these bumps on my face mainly on the cheeks and around the chin they appear to be grease clogged bumps and I can't seem to get rid of them with any acne regime it feels awful I hate when anyone t

How do I get rid of bumps under the skin on my face? I have these bumps on my face mainly on the cheeks and around the chin they appear to be grease clogged bumps and I can't seem to get rid of them with any acne regime it feels awful I hate when anyone t

Yes, Neck and Back: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin.
Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy. ...Read more

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Small pus filled bumps on forehead, cheeks and neck, never gets acne, just woke one day with this, how to get rid of it?

Small pus filled bumps on forehead, cheeks and neck, never gets acne, just woke one day with this, how to get rid of it?

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? I have tired every acne cleanser and face cleanser their is and nothing seems to work. If anything it sometimes makes my face worse. All of my acne is on my face, just on my cheeks and chin.

How can I get rid of acne? I have tired every acne cleanser and face cleanser their is and nothing seems to work. If anything it sometimes makes my face worse. All of my acne is on my face, just on my cheeks and chin.

Serious Rx: You need to get with a physician. Cleansers aren't going to help. Monitoring your diet is good advice. I'm going to assume you've tried benzoyl peroxide without being cleared. Chances are that your physician may add a topical antibiotic, topical spironolactone, or (if it's right for you) the oral contraceptive pill, and you can end this suffering, managing it until it self-cures. ...Read more

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I have acne scars all over my cheeks and the side of my arms, what medication do you recommend to get rid of them?

I have acne scars all over my cheeks and the side of my arms, what medication do you recommend to get rid of them?

Serious Rx: I am VERY sorry you've ended up with scarring, and even more sorry that you're not already under the care of a competent physician who should have been managing this all along. A combination of topical benzoyl peroxide plus an antibiotic may be enough, or the oral contraceptive pill, spironolactone, or isotretinoin may clear you. You can't remove the scars but you can stop new ones from forming. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne (on chin, lower parts of my cheeks and jaw), and blackheads (on my nose and cheeks. I would appreciate some natural treatment?

See below: Please consult the site given below for suggestion on home treatment. You may need to try more than one method to see which works better for you.

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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Will it be visible to the people around me that I've had a mesotherapy treatment? I work as a news anchor, so my appearance is very important. I'm hoping to get rid of some acne scars and wrinkles on my cheeks. Will mesotherapy leave any bruising? If so,

Mesotherapy: Mesotherapy involves multiple small injections into the skin of various chemicals depending on the intent of the treatment. Typically reddness and swelling will be present after the procedure and can last for several hours to days after the treatment.

A optional technique is the use of a medical dermaroller which is roller with multiple fine needles that is applied by rolling the needlesover the area after applying a topical anesthetic. The small needles cause increased circulation into the dermis layer of skin as well as the release of growth factors from the blood plasma that stimulate fibroblasts to form new collagen and fill in acne scars. The procedure is performed in the office and swelling and reddness will last for a few days.
Cover makeup and sunscreen can be applied over the reddness the day after the procedure. Depending on the depth of the scaring multiple sessions may be required to acheive desired results. ...Read more

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Will it be visible to the people around me that I've had a mesotherapy treatment? I work as a news anchor, so my appearance is very important. I'm hoping to get rid of some acne scars and wrinkles on my cheeks. Will mesotherapy leave any bruising? If so,

Will it be visible to the people around me that I've had a mesotherapy treatment? I work as a news anchor, so my appearance is very important. I'm hoping to get rid of some acne scars and wrinkles on my cheeks. Will mesotherapy leave any bruising? If so,

Save your money: See a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. Injecting "vitamins" will be a waste of time & money. Homeopathy is strictly placebo only. For tv you need only makeup. Don't believe the hype. A few blemishes are never ugly. Major scars can be improved with cosmetic proceedures. If it sounds too good to be true, it is not true. ...Read more

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