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I Know That My Facial Hair Was Causing Me To Have Acne And Bumpsso I Got Rid Of Themafter My Bumps Disappear Black Spots Are Leftwhy
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 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
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
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
Hydroquinone: You will need several medications to treat this but you will have to see your dermatologist. ...Read more
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
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
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.?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Does having excess body and facial hair &acne means that I necessarily have high testosterone level? P.S:my estradiol is 39 on 5th day of my period.
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
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.
My doctor says it's not perimenopause. Then what is it? Heavier, longer periods, acne, exhaustion, facial hair....Never been like this.
Adrenal/pitutary: Your adrenal, pituitary can be responsible.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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?
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