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How to remove acne or pimples?

How to remove acne or pimples?

Skin care: 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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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How can you remove scars and acne?

How can you remove scars and acne?

See your doctor: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How to get rid of blackheads and acne scars quickly?

How to get rid of blackheads and acne scars quickly?

Takes time: Use an otc salyclic acid topical product , either as a cleanser or as a topical gel. ...Read more

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How to remove acne?

How to remove acne?

Acne Troubles: You can usually keep acne under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...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 to remove blackheads?

How to remove blackheads?

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

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How to remove blackheads?

How to remove blackheads?

Acne: You need a topical medication that helps the skin exfoliate to open pores ...Read more

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How to remove pimples in face pores?

How to remove pimples in face pores?

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 remove face scars due to acne and body scars?

How to remove face scars due to acne and body scars?

High-tech: I'm sorry your acne was neglected. There's nothing you can do on your own. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a laser, microsurgery or a filler. ...Read more

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How to remove acne marks?

How to remove acne marks?

Specialist work: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent using a laser, filler, or dermabrasion. Before you do this, consider whether this is what you really want. If you are a woman, most men don't care but you'll probably get a good result. If you are a man, look at the hollywood stars who have kept their acne marks to look tougher (jet li, charlie sheen, stephen segal, many others.). ...Read more

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How to remove acne on face?

How to remove acne on face?

Scientific Rx: If only on the face, a good start is benzoyl peroxide, if not clear in 2 weeks, add prescription topical clindamycin, plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. If still not satisfactory, add a systemic antibiotic that's right for you, this will usually clear you up. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to remove my acne?

How   to remove my acne?

Scientific Rx: This is the 21st century. The only over-the-counter remedy that's much good is benzoyl peroxide and it's generally inadequate. I add topical clindamycin, plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. If results are not good in two weeks, i add a systemic antibiotic as appropriate, and dermatologists have big guns for tough cases. You deserve to be acne-free if you wish. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to remove my acne?

How to remove my acne?

Absolutely see derm: depending on the kind of acne will determine the kind of acne treatment you need ...Read more

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How could i best remove blackheads and blemishes?

How could i best remove blackheads and blemishes?

Dermatologist eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples / blackheads. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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How to remove pimples and pimple scars ?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible Isotretinoin / scar revision. Acne is not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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How to remove blackhead?

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How to remove blackhead?

Keep skin clean: Avoid squeezing , wash with warm water use mild soap , I prefer glycerin soaps or none a cream for daily use Topical application of benzoyl peroxide once daily may help ...Read more

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How best to remove pimples and pimple scars on your face ?

How best to remove pimples and pimple scars on your face ?

Many things: Acne can be caused by hormonal fluctuations, stress, friction. Using good skin care products that help exfoliate the skin, peels can help with more superficial acne, but if more moderate to severe, you will need lasers. If there is active acne, ala and light treatments can stop that. Scarring is treated with pixel lasers very effectively. ...Read more

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How to remove back acne?

How to remove back acne?

Stronger Rx: Acne on the trunk almost always requires systemic treatment, for example with tetracycline 500 2x/day for starters, in addition to the topical rx. If extensive, you may be a candidate for isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How can I remove blackheads and whiteheads on t-zone?

How can I remove blackheads and whiteheads on t-zone?

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 could i best remove blackheads and acne without products?

How could i best remove blackheads and acne without products?

You can't: The home and "pop" remedies from the glitzy, anecdote-based "natural medicine" sites don't work. If somebody's superstition is preventing you from getting the scientific treatment that's readily available to you, you have my sympathy. Natural isn't better -- go to an old graveyard and see how long people used to live -- and acne is not you fault. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How could i best remove blackheads and acne without products?

You can't: The home and "pop" remedies from the glitzy, anecdote-based "natural medicine" sites don't work. If somebody's superstition is preventing you from getting the scientific treatment that's readily available to you, you have my sympathy. Natural isn't better -- go to an old graveyard and see how long people used to live -- and acne is not you fault. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which the fastest safest way to remove acne pimples and blackheads?

Which the fastest safest way to remove acne pimples and blackheads?

Professional help: It is best to remove these lesions as part of a skin care program approved by your dermatologist. It is important to treat the cause of the acne with topical and sometimes oral agents to control the outbreak. Removing lesions without therapy does not control the breaking out so it continues to recur. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove acne like deep blackheads, freckles, pimples and oily skin?

What is the best way to remove acne like deep blackheads, freckles, pimples and oily skin?

Retonoic acid: Freckles aren't acne. If you have lots of comedones, your best friend is a topical retinoic acid preparation. You may need additional prescription-strength rx from your personal physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Acne + blackheads ? What is best ?

Acne + blackheads ? What is best ?

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 you reduce acne and blackheads?

How can you reduce acne and blackheads?

Dermatologist eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (including blackheads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, etc.). ...Read more

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What can be done about acne/blackheads overnight?

You can't: This is the 21st century. We have scientific medication that works, but there's no such thing as magic. If you have a lot of comedones, a retinoic acid derivative may be a good start along with topical benzoyl peroxide. Your physician can add a topical or systemic antibiotic. Home remedies are adjuncts only. Acne is a chronic, manageable, non-lifestyle related disease & a serious liability. Get rx. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for acne and blackheads?

Are there any home remedies for acne and blackheads?

Get serious: If topical benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative (the latter's often best of blackheads are abundant) haven't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne's a serious liability especially in the working world. The one home 'pop' remedy that may help is tea tree oil -- if you're a man, it may cause you to grow breasts. Your physician's your best friend. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if blackheads cause other acne to form as well?

Yes: Blackheads are the retained oil-rich masses that are markers for proneness to acne, and the bacteria gain the ability to cause disease by adhering to their surfaces. If you have a lot of blackheads / comedones and have acne, your first step to clearing up may be using a topical retinoic acid derivative as tolerated. Your physician can add another Rx if this coes not clear you. ...Read more

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I would like to know best home remedies to cure acne and blackheads?

I would like to know best home remedies to cure acne and blackheads?

Get a real Rx: Acne isn't curable by any means; it remits only with age and this is unpredictable. It is a chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that is a major personal and professional liability, and it deserves evidence-based treatment from a competent physician. If you are refusing to provide this for a teen for whom you are responsible, you are making a terrible mistake. ...Read more

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How can I treat mt blackheads and acne? Any medicine that is suitable? Can i know the name of the medicine?

Acne: There are many good prescription medications for acne: epiduo, ziana, acanya, atralin, retin a (tretinoin) and others. Over the counter medication includes proactive. ...Read more

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I have some acnes&blackheads. I use Differine gel& Cliniderm gel. Could they also be effective on blackheads? Best to use them not at the same time?

I have some acnes&blackheads. I use Differine gel& Cliniderm gel.

Could they also be effective on blackheads?

Best to use them not at the same time?

Add Retin A (tretinoin): Continue benzoyl peroxide and add a retinoic acid based medicine. These are especially helpful for blackheads. If it is intractable or on your back or chest, you will need to add your physician's prescription-strength medication. ...Read more

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What gets rid of acne and blackheads?

What gets rid of acne and blackheads?

Scientific Rx: With many blackheads, i'd start you on a retinoic acid derivative topically along with topical clindamycin. If this isn't fully successful, a systenic antibiotic that's right for you is the next step. Dermatologists have the big guns and can abolish any and all acne. You have a right to be acne-free in the 21st century if that is your wish. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have problem about acne, blackhead on my oilu face

I have problem about acne, blackhead on my oilu face

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. Great for treating acne. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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Which facial creams for acne and blackheads are considered effective?

Scientific Rx: With a lot of blackheads / comedones, you're best get with your personal physician now. The best rx to start with is probably a topical retinoic acid derivative. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend to help with redheads(acne) and blackheads?

What would doctors recommend to help with redheads(acne) and blackheads?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative (great for blackheads), topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good products for acne and blackheads for a 17 year old boy?

Real Rx: Get junior to a real physician rather than supplement-shopping or browsing over-the-counter rx's. Benzoyl peroxide is good until he can get an appointment; with the abundant blackheads, a retinoic acid derivative might be a good second step. Topical Clindamycin and/or a systemic antibiotic is next. If that doesn't work, there's more. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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


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