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I have a few whiteheads on my face how do I prevent them and

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I have a few whiteheads on my face how do I prevent them and how do u get rid of them
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  dermdoc19 replied 3 years ago.
dermdoc19 :

These answers are for informational purposes and do not replace a physician head-to-head visit. A patient-physician relationship is not established.

dermdoc19 :

Hello

dermdoc19 :

Whiteheads are from clogged pores. The best treatment for this would be a Retinoid and salicylic acid. There are some decent over the counter Retinoids. I would recommend Roc Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream ( I realize this is advertised for wrinkles, but Retinol is primarily for acne, but helps prevent wrinkles too) or Retriderm. I would also advise the use of Cerave SA moisturizing cream. Use the later in the morning.

dermdoc19 :

I would advise you to consult with an aesthetician who can perform deep pore cleanser followed by extractions.

dermdoc19 :

If you would like prescription products advise, please let me know.

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