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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?

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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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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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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How do you get rid of Comedo acne?

How do you get rid of Comedo acne?

See below: Please consult this site for home remedies. You may need to try more than treatment to see what works for 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, low fat 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. Practice safe sex. ...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

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Closed comedones under skin that when squeezed white stuff comes out but keeps filling up unless they turn into a spot/pustule then after that they go?

Closed comedones under skin that when squeezed white stuff comes out but keeps filling up unless they turn into a spot/pustule then after that they go?

Comedones: These are plugged oil glands that keep doing their thing-making lanolin. That is, until infection destroys them. Abrasive washing with a cloth or sponge will reduce the clogging. Squeezing tends to irritate and produce more oil. Try hands off. If this does not work. ask your pharmacist for a mild keratolytic ...Read more

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I have acne and black comedone in my face how can i get rid of ???

I have acne and black comedone in my face how can i  get rid of ???

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil. ...Read more

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On accutane 20mg daily. been 5 mths. no new pimples form but why are my existing close comedone turn into pimples? issit normal?

On accutane 20mg daily. been 5 mths. no new pimples form but why are my existing close comedone turn into pimples? issit normal?

Acne: The short answer is yes. Isotretinoin prevents most new acne formation. The pimples you already had may resolve quicker than if you we're not on the medication but will still need time to heal. ...Read more

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Icing vs salt water vs popping with comedone extractor for whiteheads, does this work?

Icing vs salt water vs popping with comedone extractor for whiteheads, does this work?

Ice can bring down: inflammation, salt water dries things out, and comedone extractor should be used by doctor not you or can cause scarring. I prefer you see a dermatologist for proper care ...Read more

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I have 4 whitish pink spots on my lower lip. Started with two. I've been told they could be comedones. How do I get rid of trapped skin cells (comedones) on my lower lip?

I have 4 whitish pink spots on my lower lip. Started with two. I've been told they could be comedones. How do I get rid of trapped skin cells (comedones) on my lower lip?

Depends on...: Depends on exactly where they are and what they are. Comedones are on the skin next to the lip, or right at that border. The can be removed in the same way an aestician does a facial (but the lip area is more sensitive to pain). If the spots are actually on the lip (the red area), they might not be comedones. An experienced dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon can look and discuss the options. ...Read more

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What gets rid of comedone acne on the forehead? It looks like flesh coloured bumps only visible in certain lighting.

What gets rid of comedone acne on the forehead? It looks like flesh coloured bumps only visible in certain lighting.

Benzoyl peroxide: Good day, thank you for your question! Benzoyl peroxide 10% is a good place to start. It is available over the counter. ...Read more