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Hello sir. I'm rida. 18 years old. Experiencing whiteheads problem for years now. How to remove the scars? Looks red and bad even after months.

Hello sir. I'm rida. 18 years old. Experiencing whiteheads problem for years now. How to remove the scars? Looks red and bad even after months.

See a dermatologist: Once you control the acne, probably with 100mg daily spironolactone or 100mg daily minocycline, the scars will gradually improve. Tretinoin or adapalene gel will probably be helpful. If these fail, isotretinoin orally will rescue you. ...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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Also, if you don't pop a whitehead, will that leave a scar on your face once it's gone?

Also, if you don't pop a whitehead, will that leave a scar on your face once it's gone?

Possibly: First, if the scar is red or swollen, use an over-the-counter cortisone cream to calm the skin. You can also do laser therapy or filler therapy, within one to three sessions, laser skin resurfacing using fractionated laser technology can even out the skin surface and increase new collagen formation to help fill in acne scars. Wear plenty of sunscreen, sun makes the scars worse. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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My face breaks out alot, I get alot of whiteheads and I have alot of dark scars in my face. I also have some holes in my face and I need help.

My face breaks out alot, I get alot of whiteheads and I have alot of dark scars in my face. I also have some holes in my face and I need help.

Home treatment: Please consult this site for home treatment. It is a long term issue and you may need to try more than one treatment to see which suits you.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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What should I do about little scars that I have from poping acne, whiteheads, and blackheads?

What should I do about little scars that I have from poping acne, whiteheads, and blackheads?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. In meantime stop picking, and consider silicone with sunscreen, and avoid tobacco use. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having lots of whiteheads on my face and scars also. I started using bio oil for scars. Would that be okay for my skin?

Hi, I am having lots of whiteheads on my face and scars also. I started using bio oil for scars. Would that be okay for my skin?

No: It is a waste of money and will not reduce your scars. When you control your acne your face will gradually heal. You fail to mention important details. Menst normal? Birth control? Any meds or supplements? If you are not pregnant, your best treatment is probably tretinoin gel/cream and oral spironolactone. A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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I have a circumcision scar from a kid and I am now 21 and sexially active. On the scar itself I have noticed a whitehead pimple that doesn't discharge.

I have a circumcision scar from a kid and I am now 21 and sexially active. On the scar itself I have noticed a whitehead pimple that doesn't discharge.

Here are some...: What you described most likely represents the congenital pearly penile papules, which tend to appear in pairs on both sides of frenulum of the penis and are harmless with no need to intervene. So, leave them alone and live with them. ...Read more

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Can I get acne scars from popping whiteheads?

Can I get acne scars from popping whiteheads?

Yes: Picking at your skin can cause acne scarring and should be avoided. Wash with a good soap designed specfically for the face. Use a good face moisturizer. Over the counter products like benzoyl peroxide are a good start to treat acne. If your acne is more severe or if there are nodules present you should consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I get a lot of blackheads & whiteheads on my arms. What are some ways to get rid of them & the scars they left in the past?

I get a lot of blackheads & whiteheads on my arms. What are some ways to get rid of them & the scars they left in the past?

You can use: A retinol, prescription strength is best, to get rid of the black and whiteheads on the arms. I would not reccommend trying to treat scars while there is active acne but fractional czo2 ablation works well for acne scar removal. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of acne on my face, like blackheads, whiteheads, mild scars and a milia under my eye?

What can I do to get rid of acne on my face, like blackheads, whiteheads, mild scars and a milia under my eye?

Meds: Eyelid acne is tough to treat to the the proximity to the eyeball. Nevertheless it should be treated via meds that are gentle to the eyelid skin. Consulting a dermatologist helps. ...Read more

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How would I remove pimple scars?

Dermabrasion: Removing the superficial layers of shin can improve acne scaring, consult a dermatologist for their opinion. ...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 would you remove acne and the scars it causes naturally?

How would you remove acne and the scars it causes naturally?

Forgive my frankness: Acne is a chronic, serious, incurable disease that eventually remits on its own and until then must be managed using scientific, evidence-based treatment, not "pop" stuff. Your physician knows how to do this. If you are responsible for a health of a teenager and your deny them effective rx so that they become scarred permanently, they will resent the damage you did for the rest of their life. ...Read more

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How can you remove pimple scars?

How can you remove pimple scars?

Various ways: First, make sure your acne is being treated so as to not produce new scars! Red or brown marks can be faded with lasers and/or topical fading creams. Many depressed acne scars can improve with laser treatments (such as ablative or non ablative fractional resurfacing treatments). Deep scars may need to be untethered (subcision) or actually cut out (excised). ...Read more

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How can I remove my pimple scars?

How can I remove my pimple scars?

A dermatologist: One's primary care doctor can refer to a dermatologist, who can examine the old scars to see what can be done. Some techniques include chemical peels to smooth out tiny defects, dermabrasion to sand the skin to become more even, and injecting fillers into some spots. Different dermatologists may use different methods, so it is fine to get opinions from two dermatologists. ...Read more

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How can you remove of pimple scars?

How can you remove of pimple scars?

Resurfacing: You can reduce the appearance of pimple scars with laser skin resurfacing or dermabrasion. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion can help also. ...Read more

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What do I do to remove pimple blemishes and scars?

What do I do to remove pimple blemishes and scars?

Can't remove scars: I'm sorry you have scarring from neglected acne. It shouldn't have happened, but it did and you can prevent further scarring by getting with your physician -- you will most likely need a systemic rx, either Isotretinoin or an antibiotic. A dermatologist can manage the scars when your acne is successfully treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I remove a dark scar left from a pimple/boil?

How do I remove a dark scar left from a pimple/boil?

Pigmentation p/acne: Dark pigmentation after acne will usually resolve over time. Use of sunscreen will prevent prolonged pigmentary change. Topical acne preparations containing retinol, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and vitamin c help lighten dark spots. Hydroquinone is also an option. ...Read more

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How can one remove stretch marks and pimple scars from body?

How can one remove stretch marks and pimple scars from body?

You can't: Stretch marks are tears in the skin from below. Many things have been tried, creams, lotions, lasers and none of them have shown long term improvement. Acne scars can removed and converted from a round depressed scar to a straight line scar if that would be an improvement. There is no such thing as scar removal just scar improvement. ...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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Does the scar gel remove scars caused by acne?!

Does the scar gel remove scars caused by acne?!

Help, not remove: Micro needling can help with scars (adding PRP helps even more), fractionated lasers are better, but more expensive. A less invasive (but slower results) process would be laser genesis to the scars. If they are depressed you can use needle subcision or fillers to improve the appearance. Improving your acne will prevent further scars, see your doctor for possible treatments antibiotics or creams ...Read more

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How to reduce or remove the red scars due to acne?

How to reduce or remove the red scars due to acne?

See a dermatologist: Get treated for acne. Probably combination of prescriptions. Tretinoin or Adapalene gel, over several months, will improve your face. ...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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I'm using isotretinoin and I have scars from old acne so will isotretinoin remove these scars?

No: This may reduce the inflammation of ongoing acne and prevent future scars but will go very little for existing scars other than lighten some pigmentation ...Read more

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Popped a pimple on my chick about 2 years ago. Now I have a "hole" or scar on my face from popping it several times. Can I remove this scar or heal it?

Popped a pimple on my chick about 2 years ago. Now I have a "hole" or scar on my face from popping it several times. Can I remove this scar or heal it?

Laser treatment.: Hi, Thank you for your question.

Its difficult but it might be possible with laser therapy.
See a dermatologist.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
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How can I remove pimple scars using home remedies?

You can't: Nothing will remove them but there are things to make it better. Check out some of my other posts today. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more