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Wrinkles And Pimples
Yes: Whiteheads and blackheads are one type of acne called comedones. They are caused by oil and dead skin cells which leave a plug below the skin. These are best treated with comedolytics (medications that open up the pores), such as retina, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acids. Other types of acne include inflammatory acne (red pimples) and cystic acne-- these respond best to oral medications. ...Read more
Mineral makeup: There are many options out there for makeup and coverup for scars and blemishes. If you have active acne, the best makeup is usually mineral based. These make ups are less likely to clog pores and decrease the risk of infection. Mineral makeups sit on top of the skin and have a decreased likelihood of causing reactions. ...Read more
I have oily skin, redness and big pores on both cheeks and many small pimples. How to get rid those pimples especially on my forehead?
Acne: Cleanse your face with warm water and cleanser twice a day. You can start applying benzoyl peroxide (5% or 10%) after each facial wash. Wait at least 2-4 weeks for a response. If the pimples remain and you are getting more of them, see your doctor or dermatologist for a prescription medication. ...Read more
PIMPLES BLACKHEADS: SOUNDS AS IF YOU HAVE STUBBORN ACNE. I RECOMMEND THAT YOU SHOULD STOP ALL CHOCOLATE FOODS, NO NUTS WHATSOEVER, AND CUT DOWN ON DAIRY PRODUCTS. NOW! WASH WITH AN ACNE SOAP AND APPLY BENZOYL PEROXIDE LOTION 5% ONCE DAILY. IF THIS DOESNT HELP SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK ...Read more
Serious Rx: Red marks after acne lesions, and depressed scars that persist indefinitely, can't be treated by anything available to you. The red is your skin healing. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon has fillers, lasers or microsurgery for scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated keeps most new lesions at bay; you physician can add a supplemental Rx if required. ...Read more
Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. The treatment program and costs vary with the extent of the scarring and number of treatments required. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to check out your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manage your acne: You're almost an adult. If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid haven't cleared you in two weeks, your physician will need to add prescription-strength Rx. Keep doing this until your acne remits on its own. There is nothing you can do to speed its self-curing. Dark spots can be bleached but I'd advise you not to try; depressed scars need specialist intervention. ...Read more
Prevent new marks: The key is preventing new lesions. You owe it to yourself, the people you work for, and those who care about you to manage your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in a few weeks, your physician can add spironolactone, the oral contraceptive pill, or an antibiotic. Time fades pigmented lesions; a depigmenting agent may help or may simply cause more of a mess. ...Read more
No: Acne on the back almost always requires a systemic antibiotic or stronger systemic therapy, in addition to some evidence-based topical treatment. Being a young adult is hard enough without having to accept an ineffective "pop / natural" treatment; today all acne can be treated effectively and this is your right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturizers: Acne meds dry out your skin causing wrinkles. Need to counteract by applying moisturizers that are water-based (lotion as opposed to cream). Fragrance free noncomedogenic such as cetaphil, cerave, aveeno (oatmeal) are good brands made for sensitive skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. I see that you already have scarring from your acne having been neglected when you were younger. I'm sorry this happened. At age 19, you're old enough to phone your physician who can add prescription-strength Rx to your benzoyl peroxide regimen. You will probably need to do this. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Botox is better: If you are looking to minimize forehead wrinkles, Botox is a better option. The cause of those lines is movement of your muscles. Botox blocks the receptors in your brain from being able to communicate with the muscle it is injected into. That in turn reduces muscle contraction, which gets rid of the lines. Dermal fillers are used more for areas that have lines due to lose of volume. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See doctor: There are some products with aha or glycolic acids that help with your problems, but you nedd to see doctor/dermatologist to get proper eval because there are different products for different skin types. ...Read more
How can I get rid of acne or pimples on my chin and dark skin at chin that is because of acne scars?
See a dermatologist: You will improve with prescription adapalene or tretinoin gel or cream. You need to be evaluated and properly instructed in the use of therapeutic agents. Your menstrual pattern and any birth control are factors. You may also benefit from oral spironolactone. The topicals may be irritating at first and they require 2 to 3 months to show effects. ...Read more
Acne: The benzoyl peroxide will help but you will likely need Clindamycin to use as well they have a prescription combination that works very well. If it is really a severe case you may need retin a (tretinoin). See your family doctor and they will refer you to a dermatologist if you need the extra help. Good luck. Make sure you clean the skin really well before you use the acne cream. Hang in there. ...Read more
I put toothpaste on a pimple more than I probably should&it seems to have burnt it.I'm left with a discolored,wrinkled mark.how can speed healing?
Let it be: Let it heal naturally, Messing with it is likely to make matters worse. Consult this site for home treatment of acne: 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, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more