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How do you get rid of blackheads and large pores as an adult?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Blackheads
Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads.
Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions should be followed.

In brief: Blackheads
Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads.
Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions should be followed.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Large pores
Blackheads and large pores can be significantly improved or resolved by several means.
Retinoid acid topical cream can be quite helpful as dr fisher noted. A deep pore cleansing facial with extractions can be a helpful immediate treatment. I would follow this with a targeted, recommended regimen. If you get this again and again, chemical peels or laser resurfacing can be very beneficial.

In brief: Large pores
Blackheads and large pores can be significantly improved or resolved by several means.
Retinoid acid topical cream can be quite helpful as dr fisher noted. A deep pore cleansing facial with extractions can be a helpful immediate treatment. I would follow this with a targeted, recommended regimen. If you get this again and again, chemical peels or laser resurfacing can be very beneficial.
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