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Prevent Pimples Black Heads
Partly: Exfoliation can help to remove overlying dead skin which may to serve to clog pores. If a comedone extractor is used after exfoliation - that may remove black heads. It should be pressed down gently - don't glide or use excessive force. Don't pick blackheads as you may injure your skin. ...Read more
Generally not: Unless you squeeze a blackhead, thus traumatizing the surrounding skin, a blackhead is unlikely to cause a scar. It is simply a plugged-up sebaceous gland where the oil has oxidized, turning dark. Most can be emptied by using hot compresses to loosen the sebum. If you can't do it yourself, see your esthetician or dermatologist but don't squeeze! ...Read more
Sort of: It is worse to neglect them, and not seek scientific treatment. You're human and you're going to pick at them and probably pop the uncomfortable ones, but severe acne will scar regardless. If benzoyl peroxide has failed after two weeks or you have trunk lesions, your physician will need to treat you. It's non-lifestyle-related, a serious life handicap, and highly treatable if you get with your dr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lot of pimples in my face and black heads and face in hole tell me best treatment pimples black heads hole to close?
Many options: Topical formulations containing aha/glycolic acid, bha/salicylic acid, lactic acid, retinol help with pores and blackheads. Also cleansers and washes containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid help. Prescriptions for tretinoin, aldapalene (differin), tazaratene (tazorac) also help. Biore strips, microdermabrasion, glycolic acid peels also helpful to clear out blackheads. ...Read more
I'm having black heads on my face which are turning into pimples after some period! How to get rid of these black heads??
Not the key: Whether or not you pop them, you're likely to have hyperpigmentation and maybe depressed scars; the latter can be permanent. You owe it to yourself to get serious about managing your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated up to 10% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your physician can add something that will. Best wishes. ...Read more
Time: They fade by themselves in a few weeks. I trust your acne is being controlled now -- if topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician's prescription-strength rx will handle it. A topical hydroquinone bleach applied skilfully can make the pigment less visible, but it's probably not worth the trouble. ...Read more
How do I get rid of black spots on my face due to pimples and white heads naturally ? I'm a teenage girl .
Skin care: Try a variety of the over the counter medications to treat ache and keep your face clean. Many of these otc facial scrubs are effective. If the acne is significant- a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can help with prescription meds that are stronger but need the monitoring of a physician. Good luck. ...Read more
I have oily dehydrated sensitive skin prone to breakouts. Troubled with whiteheads blackheads pimples. How can I avoid acne and get rid of pimples?
Oily skin: Oily skin accumulate s sebum in skin pores causing blackheads and whiteheads. Keep skin dry Use glycol acid wash or salicylate acid. Apply Retin A (tretinoin) cream at night. Avoid oily solutions on skin. Diet of less fatty acids and carbohydrates Pkentty of water to drink. Consult your Dermatologist. See other responses on HealthTap by other doctors. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: After inflammation, there's often temporary hyperpigmentation. You can use a quinone bleach if you have the patience, but it's more important that you acne be controlled. This is the 21st century and any physician can make almost all acne disappear using a combination of topical and sometimes systemic medications. You have a right to this. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it really acne?: Over the counter acne products, like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, may help with mild "black heads". Make sure to use with a gentle cleanser and moisturizer. Adult acne-like lesions can also be associated with the aging process, rosacea, and other medical conditions or medications. See a derm if you are not improving. ...Read more
Topical products: You can purchase a small device called a pore-extractor at the make-up section of stores, that is probably the safest option, using household items not intended for the task will risk causing bruising to the skin, or redness, or possibly worsening the situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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