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What can I do to get rid of whiteheads!?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Depends

If they are milia, a dermatologist can remove them. Tretinoin gel will help.
If they are acne, tretinoin will help. Acne pustules are usually easy to squeeze out. You will hear commands to avoid squeezing. In fact, squeezing the pus/sebum out allows them to heal faster and better. Scars are due to inflamed, deep nodular acne, not to squeezing. If significant acne, best treatment for you is spirono

In brief: Depends

If they are milia, a dermatologist can remove them. Tretinoin gel will help.
If they are acne, tretinoin will help. Acne pustules are usually easy to squeeze out. You will hear commands to avoid squeezing. In fact, squeezing the pus/sebum out allows them to heal faster and better. Scars are due to inflamed, deep nodular acne, not to squeezing. If significant acne, best treatment for you is spirono
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