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What's the best way to treat strawberry legs/open comedones on my legs from hair removal?

What's the best way to treat strawberry legs/open comedones on my legs from hair removal?

Yes: See WebMD and in general superficial skin or hair infections can be treated with clean with peroxide or bathing with soap and water and showering three times a day and you can use over the counter bacitracin type antibiotic see for sure not approving see a doctor in person or Healthtap telemedinebif not improved ...Read more

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Does the person performing a facial lance the closed comedones to get them out?

Depends on State: State laws vary regarding what is allowable. It is best to check with the cosmetology board in your state for an accurate and specific answer. ...Read more

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How to get rid of comedones?

How to get rid of comedones?

Good skin care: routine is very important to have clear glowing skin. Use a salicylate based face wash twice a day, exfoliate regularly and use a sunblock. Drink plenty of water and eat healthy. You can also use retinoid cream for comedones once or twice a day on affected areas. ...Read more

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Do you recomend using a comedone extractor to remove black heads?

Do you recomend using a comedone extractor to remove black heads?

Comedone Extractor: A small metal implement used to aid in removing blackheads, or comedones. Most comedo extractors have metal loops on either end, although some extractors may have a small lance on one end. To use, the loop is placed around the blemish to be extracted. Gentle pressure is placed on the skin, and the extractor is carefully turned or rocked until the pore blockage is pushed to the surface. ...Read more

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Does Accutane helps clear close comedone?2.5mths in 10mg/day. doesnt seem to help the closed comedone at all!

Does Accutane helps clear close comedone?2.5mths in 10mg/day. doesnt seem to help the closed comedone at all!

Yes: Accutane helps open closed comedones. Sometimes pt needs to be on accutane for 6 months for results. Follow-up with dermatologist you might need higher dose ...Read more

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Can a comedone extractor be used on a lip?

Can a comedone extractor be used on a lip?

Blackhead extractor: Using a blackhead extractor on the lip is fraught with certain problems, namely pain, bruising, laceration, and almost universally missing the lesion you went thereafter. ...Read more

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When i get comedone they tend to never release all the pus they close a turn brown wound or eschar what can I do to get rid and the comedone?

When i get comedone they  tend to never release all the pus they close a turn brown wound or eschar what can I do to get rid  and the comedone?

Warm soaks: Don't under-estimate the value of warm soaks. The brown is what is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This can be improved by certain creams in a group known as the hydroquinones. Ask your dermatologist. ...Read more