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Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?

Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?

It can: A diet rich in antioxidants from fresh fruits and veggies can help with the healing process. Avoiding processed foods also helps. I have had good results with a chinese opical cream called schmoove too. (www.Franzcenter.Com). It helps improve many skin conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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I'm a 19-year-old female. No family history of acne, no hormonal imbalance (my pimples dont flare up before or during puberty), can i grow out of acne?

I'm a 19-year-old female. No family history of acne, no hormonal imbalance (my pimples dont flare up before or during puberty), can i grow out of acne?

Often, acne largely: resolves for some people - but not for all. Evaluation by a dermatologist may provide more insights. Take care. ...Read more

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Im 22 years old and im over puberty and I keep getting white pimples, is it normal?

Im 22 years old and im over puberty and I keep getting white pimples, is it  normal?

Yes: This may be related to diet or hormones or a combination. Avoiding sugar, simple carbs and milk may help. Also the addition of zinc can be helpful. Over the counter medications containing salicylic acid could be a safe treatment vas part of your regimen. For nore extensive or severe cases see a dermatologist for prescription medications, laser or chemical peel. ...Read more

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My daughter is ten years old.Recently her puberty started.Many pimples have grown on her face.What should we do?

My daughter is ten years old.Recently her puberty started.Many pimples have grown on her face.What should we do?

Puberty: Acne or pimples is a very common occurrence during puberty and is often a "death sentence" to most girls. The cornerstone of treatment is washing the face with warm water and a cleanser 2x a day. You may start with 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion/cream once or 2x a day after washing. If not improved, try the 10%. Wait at least 2-4 weeks for results. Prescription meds by her pediatrician is available. ...Read more

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I'm 20 n breaking with ache.I thought I was past puberty. They are leave dark spots on my face n the pimples are big n they hurt. What I 2 do about it?

I'm 20 n breaking with ache.I thought I was past puberty. They are leave dark spots on my face n the pimples are big n they hurt. What I 2 do about it?

Acne: Make sure you don't have excessive androgens ie male hormones. Conditions like cystic ovaries or adrenal disorders can do this. Local treatment with dermatologist would help. You may need antibiotics or retin - a. More intense treatment for severe acne is accutane. ...Read more

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I have mild acne (reddish and puss filled pimples) only on forehead since puberty. How to get rid of it? Stopped oily & spicy food but no improvement.

I have mild acne (reddish and puss filled pimples) only on forehead since puberty. How to get rid of it? Stopped oily & spicy food but no improvement.

Acne: Your regular doctor should be able to help you with this problem If no progress is made I would recommend a visit to a dermatologist, but do give your doctor a chance. ...Read more

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What can i use to get rid of adult ..i never went through the acne outbreaks during puberty..

What can i use to get rid of adult ..i never went through the acne outbreaks during puberty..

Acne treatment: First steps in control of acne begins with a facial cleanser and bezoyl peroxide. I would try this religiously for at least six weeks and then further treatments can be added gradually to gain control of acne. Best of luck ...Read more

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I ve been having a terrible acne on my face for four months now and I never had it before, not even during puberty?

I ve been having a terrible acne on my face for four months now and I never had it before, not even during puberty?

Exam - lab work: Sometimes this indicates a hormonal change that results in an imbalance - too much testosterone. The reason for it might be found in exam and blood work. Changed diet and activity levels could play a role - even make-up or bathing product changes. But I'll recommend an exam. I hope it clears up easily. Best! ...Read more

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When will hormonal acne stop? Right after puberty is over?

When will hormonal acne stop? Right after puberty is over?

Probably, but see MD: Normally it decreases pretty soon after puberty, but can continue well into age 20 and above. In the modern era, no teen should put up with untreated acne, especially if there are more or less continuous lesions or if there are any pits or scarring as a result. Easy treatment, such as a daily antibiotic pill, usally is effective. Don't wait for end of puberty -- discuss with your doctor now. ...Read more

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I just turned 28 and i feel like im going through puberty still. More acne than i had when i was a teenager. When will this go away? To help it?

I just turned 28 and i feel like im going through puberty still. More acne than i had when i was a teenager. When will this go away? To help it?

Rosacea: It may be rosacea, sometimes called adult acne. It occurs generally in people with more vascularized skin, appear to blush frequently, have episodic acne eruptions, etc. It is a chronic condition. See a dermatologist for a diagnosis. There may be other possible explanations, like pco, polycystic ovary disease. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to address puberty-onset acne?

What are the best ways to address puberty-onset acne?

None are great: The best you can do with over the counter products is a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than cleansers to fix acne. Combination treatments including bcp, antibiotics, diet, etc may all be required. Severe cases need more. Be patient! ...Read more

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Does all this acne mean I am still going through puberty?

Does all this acne mean I am still going through puberty?

No: Acne is a problem caused by increased sebum production, bacterial infection, inflammation or accumulation of dead cells at the follicle. Puberty increases sebum production, and that is why acne is seen in puberty but adults can have acne for other reasons. Puberty usually is complete around 14 years in females and around 16 years in boys, although there are late bloomers. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to outgrow puberty acne?

Please tell me how long it takes for to outgrow puberty acne?

Usually: Gets better as puberty resolves, but some people have acne problems for life. See a good dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could there be a certain phase in puberty that gives you lots of acne?

The: Entire duration of puberty is characterized the increases in sex hormones which predispose to acne. It's part of maturation. Sorry. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a male to still be in puberty at 21? That's what my dermatologist believes is causing my acne.

Is it normal for a male to still be in puberty at 21? That's what my dermatologist believes is causing my acne.

Yes: Since males enter puberty later than females, it is still possible. Plus you can produce lots of testosterone at your age, even after completing puberty. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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