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I know that my facial hair was causing me to have acne and bumps. So I got rid of them. After my bumps disappear black spots are left. Why?

I know that my facial hair was causing me to have acne and bumps. So I got rid of them. After my bumps disappear black spots are left. Why?

May be comedones: Acne is caused by skin pores being plugged by tiny clumps of skin cells (the clump of cells is called a comedone). When there are no bumps or actual pimples and pustules, the acne-prone areas of skin will still have plugged pores. Maybe the black spots are actually the comedones in the skin pores. The best way to tell is to have a primary care doctor look at the spots. ...Read more

Facial Hair (Definition)

Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more


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How do obese women get rid of facial hair and acne?

How do obese women get rid of facial hair and acne?

See below: See your md there is help for you condition...
Wish you the best, you can get rid of your acne and facial hair. ...Read more

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How does olive oil prevent acne and make my facial hair grow faster?

How does olive oil prevent acne and make my facial hair grow faster?

It may not: Diet has little impact on acne. If it makes your facial hair nicer, I'll be surprised. If your acne flares, manage it with topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid and if you need something more powerful, your physicain can help. ...Read more

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I have scanty periods since a very long time, I am single, my age is 28, but I want to rid of my facial hair and hormonal acne?

I have scanty periods since a very long time, I am single, my age is 28, but I want to rid of my facial hair and hormonal acne?

Possible PCOS: Scanty periods, facial hair and acne suggest polycystic ovary syndrome. I advise that you start with a gynecologist and or endocrinologist who can do an ultrasound and labs to confirm elevated androgenic hormones. Sometimes weight loss is helpful if obese. Also, metformin, hormone therapy like birth control pills and spironolactone which is antiandrogenic may help with facial hair and acne. ...Read more

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I have black spots on my scalp where my hair has thin and 2 spost on my face as well as on my ear. It's not acne or blemish. They scab up. What is is?

I have black spots on my scalp where my hair has thin and 2 spost on my face as well as on my ear. It's not acne or blemish. They scab up. What is is?

Black skin spots: Without a picture, it is hard to say. These could be many things, including benign nevus, seborrheic keratosis, or solar lentigos (due to sun exposure), to name a few. These do not usually scab up unless irritated/scratched. Basal cell carcinoma (a low grade type of skin cancer) can be pigmented. If there are irregular borders and coloration with bleeding or bump, this should be seen by MD ...Read more

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Few months ago I had acne, now my skin is not red and the pimples are gone. Since then it leaves black spots on my face, how can I get rid of them?

Few months ago I had acne, now my skin is not red and the pimples are gone. Since then it leaves black spots on my face, how can I get rid of them?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are several treatments for dark spots. ...Read more

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What causes acne & facial hair in women in their 30's? Too many hormones or not enough and what to do about it?

What causes acne & facial hair in women in their 30's? Too many hormones or not enough and what to do about it?

Masculinization: Hair pattern is at times hereditary. There could also be hormonal imbalances from normal tissues or abnormal production. You should see your doctor and voice these concerns so it can be diagnosed and corrected. ...Read more

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Can fine facial hair cause cystic acne in women?

Can fine facial hair cause cystic acne in women?

Fine hair: Fine hair may still result in dirt getting caught around follicles which can be nidus for start of localized acne infection... Or even folliculitis. ...Read more

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Can fine facial hair cause acne?

Can fine facial hair cause acne?

Facial hair and acne: In short, no. There is no relationship. ...Read more

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My facial hair has a lot of thick clear hairs easy to pull out but also acne like puss comes out to. I also have lots of reallt thick black hairs.?

My facial hair has a lot of thick clear hairs easy to pull out but also acne like puss comes out to. I also have lots of reallt thick black hairs.?

Polycystic ovary dis: Are your periods normal? Do you have excess hair below your bellbutton? You should see your gynecologist to see if you have this problem problem ...Read more

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Which fast and effective home remedies to get rid of black spots due to acne?

Which fast and effective home remedies to get rid of black spots due to acne?

Hydroquinone: This is a bleach that is probably available over the counter. Don't overdo it or you'll disfigure yourself. Since the spots fade in any case, think about leaving them alone altogether. Sorry this happened -- all acne is treatable nowadyas. ...Read more

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On my feets and hands there are small black spots which becomes like acne and after that it burst. What is the reason. How can I get rid of this?

On my feets and hands there are small black spots which becomes like acne and after that it burst. What is the reason. How can I get rid of this?

See doctor: Although this suggests the presence of an infection, you need to consult your doctor to find out what the cause may be. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark spots caused by pimples? . There are no more pimples on my face but there are black spots that are caused by them. .

How to get rid of dark spots caused by pimples? . There are no more pimples on my face but there are black spots that are caused by them. .

See a Dermatologist: See a dermatologist for the treatment who can use skin lightener cream. It contain an active ingredient or combination of ingredients that reduces the amount of melanin in the skin where it is applied.
The most widely used ingredient in skin lighteners sold in the U.S. Is hydroquinone. ...Read more

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I have had acne for 3 years now. The acne is get is very unusual. I get acne where facial hair is coming in. Any tip for clearing this up?

I have had acne for 3 years now. The acne is get is very unusual. I get acne where facial hair is coming in. Any tip for clearing this up?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Help can applying acne cream on face reduce facial hair growth?

Help can applying acne cream on face reduce facial hair growth?

Whoa: Topical acne meds -- benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinoic acid derivatives -- won't improve the facial hair situation. Especially if you're a young woman, a hormonal problem sufficient to cause facial hair growth can be a serious thing and your physician must address this. Get unwanted facial hair removed professinoally if you wish -- electrolysis, laser. ...Read more

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Acne on my face and back since I was 17 not a lot of acne but enough to make my self esteem low and I have facial hair what could this be?

Acne on my face and back since I was 17 not a lot of acne but enough to make my self esteem low and I have facial hair what could this be?

PCOS: Are you fat? Menstrual periods? See dr to check for polycystic ovary disease (pcos). Typically your symptoms respond to oral spironolactone 100-200mg daily for years. It is not expensive ($16 for 100 pills). Usually there are no side effects. Sometimes it makes breasts tender & larger. ...Read more

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How to lower testosterone level? I think I've had a rise in testosterone level. I'm female w/ bad acne on cheeks w/ scarring & facial hair recently.

How to lower testosterone level? I think I've had a rise in testosterone level. I'm female w/ bad acne on cheeks w/ scarring & facial hair recently.

Check for PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a common cause of unwanted facial hair, acne, weight gain, and infertility. Your physician will check for lab work; cosmetically Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) can help to balance the hormones. For the acne, using glycolic acid and retin'a can help with exfoliation. If it is severe, you may need antibiotics. For unwanted hair, the best is laser hair removal since waxing & threading can scar. ...Read more

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Does very little acne scars effect growing facial hair?

Does very little acne scars effect growing facial hair?

No: Are you hoping the scars will increase or decrease hair on your face? The same factors causing acne are also stimulants of male-type hair. For adult women, spironolactone reduces androgens. This results in less acne, less hair on face, more hair on scalp. ...Read more

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I m girl 22 age. When I wax my facial hair acne is appear. What I do?

I m girl 22 age. When I wax my facial hair acne is appear. What I do?

Acne: Make sure you wash your face well before waxing and then apply antiseptic lotion after waxing to avoid acne ...Read more

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I just started using an exfoliating cream that contains AHA and BHA for my acne for a week now, is it okay to wax my facial hair as I usually do?

I just started using an exfoliating cream that contains AHA and BHA for my acne for a week now, is it okay to wax my facial hair as I usually do?

Yes: In general hydroxy acids do not cause an issue with facial wax. The wax is not a chemical that could interact with the AHA/BHAs. This is one reason why an aesthetician will ask if you use these products before a facial - so no interactions occur. However, your skin may be more sensitive now that you have been exfoliating it and so it may be more uncomfortable or cause redness/ rash. Aloe can help. ...Read more

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Can ricin oil make acne worse? I am on Accutane for acne and I want to use ricin oil on my face for my facial hair.

Can ricin oil make acne worse? I am on Accutane for acne and I want to use ricin oil on my face for my facial hair.

Acne: Oily skin which clogs the pores of your face is a known cause of acne. I would recommend against applying oily products to your skin. ...Read more

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During pregnancy what happens to pcos symptoms such as scalp hair loss, facial hair, body hair, acne?

During pregnancy what happens to pcos symptoms such as scalp hair loss, facial hair, body hair, acne?

Suspended animation: The scalp and facial hair will remain, but new hair growth stimulation will be reduced. Acne tends to get better as the percentage of the male hormone causing the same is "overwhelmed by the large amounts of estrogen and progesterone hormones circulating during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Helloo! I have thick coarse facial hair problem + acne? Suggest me some tips and advice. Thank yoi

Get workup: Being a young woman is difficult enough with a man's beard & acne! you deserve nothing less than a workup for possible masculinizing tumor or ovarian syndrome causing this. Don't settle for just treating symptoms, though electrolysis & acne rx may help. ...Read more

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Does lemon discourages the facial hair growth when applied to skin to avoid acne? I am 18 years old and hardly had some facial hair (30/100)

Does lemon discourages the facial hair growth when applied to skin to avoid acne? I am 18 years old and hardly had some facial hair (30/100)

Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is a home remedy for acne treatment and is inexpensive compared to the acne products at stores. Lemons contain a natural astringent and antibacterial agent that acts as an exfoliant to help remove dead skin cells faster and prevent clogged pores. Lemon juice is not a substitute for medical treatment. Lemon juice does not inhibit hair growth. ...Read more

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Could my acne be related to ovarian cysts and excess facial hair? Last checked (about a month ago) hormones were okay. My cycles are regular 28 days.

Could my acne be related to ovarian cysts and excess facial hair? Last checked (about a month ago) hormones were okay. My cycles are regular 28 days.

Yes: Respectfully, I doubt we fully understand a woman's hormonal symphony. The question we can answer isn't whether you have a relative excess of androgens or what else may be involved, but whether your acne can be treated effectively. If you want, it can be, whether by the oral contraceptive pill, topical rx (clindamycin, retinoic acid, benzoyl peroxide), and/or systemic antibiotics. Thanx 4 writing. ...Read more

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I have a lot of symptoms that I've told my dr&she blows it off. Symptoms:severe sweating from chest up only. Facial hair, acne, irregular periods, headach?

I have a lot of symptoms that I've told my dr&she blows it off. Symptoms:severe sweating from chest up only. Facial hair, acne, irregular periods, headach?

Check thyroid: It is reasonable to get a thorough evaluation, check some hormone tests like thyroid, testosterone and rule out metabolic syndrome and other disorders. Your symptoms may also be associated with stress and weight changes. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

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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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more