Doctor insights on:
Picking At Face Acne
"Pop" claim: To my knowledge, there's never been a scientific study done to see if this is true. Since it's very hard not to pick at these things without meaning to do so, it gives people an opportunity to blame you for a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that can be managed easily if you can get somebody to get you to a competent physician. You have my sympathy. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have ice pick acne over my whole face and it is causing me major emotional and mental damage. Help?
Dermatology: A dermatologist can inject these with fillers and perhaps has some other remedy. This will make them less visible but won't make them vanish. I'm sorry that your acne wasn't treated as it should have been. Jet li has ice-pick acne scars that he makes no attempt to hide, but has kept to look tough; other male stars have also kept theirs. Wishing you luck & the right choice. ...Read more
I used to pick acne and now there are red spots on my face, not indented at all. Do these fade over time? How much time if they do? Anything i can do?
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. ...Read more
I have large pores all over the face and acne scars (ice picks) on my cheeks. I also have really oily skin. What can I do about it?
Seek dermatologist: It sounds like you would benefit from a prescription regimen such as accurate i combination with a skin care regimen but you should first be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have suffered from acne for a few months now and can't seem to get rid of it. Its just below my temples on both sides of my face. I wash my face both morning and night. I admit I have a problem with picking at my skin and scratching it and popping them.
Don't Pop, See Doc: Acne is caused by plugged hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation; genetically determined. Therapy includes topical/oral meds to control infection/inflammation. Medication-induced irritation/dryness is common. Finding the right balance can be challenging, even w/ mild acne. Your chances at successful treatment are best with regular check-ups; or referral to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Can turmeric face mask mix with lemon juice and honey can treat ice pick scars, box scar, and acne?
No: I am VERY sorry you ended up scars, and even more sorry if this was because you or your family are focused on "natural healing" or (forgive my frankness) phony internet remedies. Acne is easily manageable by scientific medicine. Your scars can be treated by fillers, laser treatment, and/or microsurgery. Best wishes. ...Read more
Complex: It is an interplay between a particular bacterium, the sebaceous glands whose size, shape and function vary with hormonal and other factors, and the thickness of the keratin layer on the outside of the skin which also varies. I begin people with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. This is the 21st century and you have a right to effective treatment. ...Read more
Easy Rx: There's a few home remedies such as vinegar and tea-tree oil but i'd urge you to go directly to the mainstream stuff. If over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't do the trick, a physician's office visit is in order. If it's relatively mild disease and confined to your face, adding topical Clindamycin might be your best option; your physician may suggest others. ...Read more
Yes, Neck and Back:
Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin.
Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy. ...Read more
Black dot acne: Those black dots are most likely open comedones, the fancy words for blackheads. These are actually brown, and turn color because enzymes in the skin turn them that color. It is not from being dirty. Gentle washcloth action in the shower, exfoliants like retinol and Retin-A and acne cleanings at your dermatologist's office will help. ...Read more
No it is not so: No there is no evidence to support that. ...Read more
UNCLEAR: DO YOU MEAN OVER THE COUNTER? BY SPOTS YOU MEANSCARS? ...Read more
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
What types of food produce acnes on face and does eating chilli too often help in the production of acnes. In short how to avoid acnes .
Acne diet: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick! A dermatologist should be able to help you. Dietary modification is unlikely to be of much benefit. ...Read more
I stop taking Accutane for almost half a year, now my face starting to get oily and acnes pop out again, i need advises. Thanks in advance?
My problem is about my skin there are acnes a few on my face but a lot on my back and my skin is oily. What should I do about this situation? Thanks.
Acne care 4 back: Wash (not scrub) back with soapy water to remove excess oil (but not strip all oil or body will produce much more). Pat dry. Have someone apply acne meds (benzoyl peroxide or Retin-A + topical antibiotic like cleocin). If pimples r large & cystic, see dermatologist for more intense treatment. ...Read more
I took biotin 10,000but it increase acnes in my face..so how can i reduce them?I've read some reviews of people taking it of that side effect of acnes
Manage your acne: This is famous for making acne flare. I'm wondering why you're taking the biotin -- trying to change your hair? Maybe you'll get a good result, but you'll want to do something about your acne. Topical benzoyl peroxide isn't pleasant but I bet it will help. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: There's no connection, beyond the fact that both are characteristic of most male teens. Enjoying your body in private won't harm your health; vary your technique, and think of something nice -- maybe the girl you'll marry -- rather than internet trash. If topical benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear your face in two weeks, get with your physician for prescription-strength rx. Enjoy who you are. ...Read more
Lots of choices: It depends on what type of acne you have. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. More than one treatment is often needed depending on your skin. Your doctor will need to look at your skin to help you choose the right medication. ...Read more
Facial acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair . Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
I am using airol for a week..i have a break out ..how many days it will take for my face to be acnes free?
Acne: This is a week (0.05%), OTC Retin-A formulation used in some European countries. Retin-A help you exfoliate, and contrary to popular belief, will not treat Acne. It be improve the condition by unclogging the glands and allowing normal egress of sebum and may help improve mild acne eruption. Otherwise, you may need benzoyl peroxide, medical extraction or antibiotics to clear you. ...Read more
What is the best OTC topical drug to remove redness after acnes ? My face is have always redness of already eliminated acnes what's the solution ?
Depends: How long has it been since the ance disappeared ? You may need something more aggressive like chemical peels to get rid of the layers little by little as at times the ted spots can turn into permanent dark spots. You could try a low strength of hydro quinine but we usually reserve this medication for the darker spots and not the red ones. Be sure you keep moisturizing well! ...Read more
Options: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent, though they cannot be made to vanish, using fillers, laser treatment, abrasion or surgery. Before you decide, look at the hollywood leading men who have chosen to keep their acne scars for character (jet li, steven seagal, charlie sheen, tommy lee jones.) it's your call (and you partner's if you have one.) good luck. ...Read more
Benzoyl Peroxide: The honest answer is that acne is not cured, its treated. Sometimes you will require seeing your doctor for perscription strength medication. You can start however with over the counter benzoyl peroxide soap and topical creams. They work pretty well for mild to moderate acne. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If only on the face, a good start is benzoyl peroxide, if not clear in 2 weeks, add prescription topical clindamycin, plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. If still not satisfactory, add a systemic antibiotic that's right for you, this will usually clear you up. Good luck. ...Read more