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Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

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Dr. Richard Mizuguchi
Dermatology
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In brief: Yes

White heads and black heads are typically called closed and open comedomes.
It is a type of acne and can typically be treated with topical keratolytics like tretinoin or salicylic acid.

In brief: Yes

White heads and black heads are typically called closed and open comedomes.
It is a type of acne and can typically be treated with topical keratolytics like tretinoin or salicylic acid.
Dr. Richard Mizuguchi
Dr. Richard Mizuguchi
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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Margaret Mann
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