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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads are mildly reddened, raised skin ...Read more


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What is the whitehead like on my babys face and how can I get rid of it?

What is the whitehead like on my babys face and how can I get rid of it?

Probably milium: These are likely milia. They are very common in newborns and caused by sebum (sweat lubricant) buildup in the hair follicles. They usually disappear on their own over a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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My face breaks out alot, i get alot of whiteheads and i have alot of dark scars in my face.. i also have some holes in my face and i need help.

My face breaks out alot, i get alot of whiteheads and i have alot of dark scars in my face.. i also have some holes in my face and i need help.

Manage it: Forgive my frankness. If you are getting scarring from acne, you are going to need to have it managed by a dermatologist. You will probably need isotretinoin or you'll end up with your face mutilated and a real liability. If your parents prefer "natural healing", you have my sympathy but you're old enough to call your physician on your own. You aren't causing your acne. Be brave and act now. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne and whitehead marks on my face?

How can I get rid of acne and whitehead marks on my face?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of whiteheads & black spots from face ?

Is there a good way to get rid of whiteheads & black spots from face ?

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Using jojoba oil to clean my face can get rid of whiteheads. It that true?

Jojoba oil and acne: Any sort of oils applied to acne-prone skin can actually make acne worse. Oils can also contribute to overgrowth of a yeast that lives in the hair follicles, called malassezia furfur, which can cause more facial eruptions. It is best to use oil-free and non-comedogenic products for acne. ...Read more

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I have tiny spots all over my face and I'm not sure what they are. I get a few large whiteheads every now and then. But I want to know how to get rid of these tiny spots. I've had them for years and they won't go away. They don't have pus or anything like

I have tiny spots all over my face and I'm not sure what they are. I get a few large whiteheads every now and then. But I want to know how to get rid of these tiny spots. I've had them for years and they won't go away. They don't have pus or anything like

PictureWorth1000Word: This is not something easily discussed via text.A pic would help,but would just be the start of the process.You need to see a dermatologist.Maybe a primary care person first, but in any case, for something you've had for years you'll need a complete evaluation.Even some common sense recommendations like a cream or soap will probably not help as much as the eyes & brain of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cut on my face that I got from popping a whitehead?

How can I get rid of a cut on my face that I got from popping a whitehead?

Leave it alone: The best thing to do is to leave this alone. It will heal more quickly if you don't try to scratch or manipulate it. If it becomes red and enlarges, that can be a sign of infection and you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any good face washes to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads? And if so what are some?

Are there any good face washes to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads? And if so what are some?

Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more