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spots caused by acne- Any way to prevent these?

Starting 3 years ago my acne changed. I went through my 20's having some acne that would clear up entirely without leaving any marks... but in my mid 30's I have been unable to get a single zit that will not leave a practically permanent spot. [more inside]
posted by manderin on Oct 25, 2016 - 15 answers

Sudden acne outbreak

I've managed to reach my mid-30s with no acne and suddenly it's AcneTown all over my face. Can you help me clear it up? [more inside]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Oct 22, 2014 - 28 answers

agh, my faaaaace....

They're not zits, but they turn into zits. What do I do about them?? [more inside]
posted by switcheroo on Sep 29, 2013 - 15 answers

I have the face of a 14-year-old...and not in a good way

What are the best products/techniques to get rid of pimples and dark spots on my face? [more inside]
posted by yawper on May 27, 2013 - 19 answers

Does blue light actually work for low-moderate acne?

I am an adult with low-moderate acne in the form of 1-2x weekly zits on my face. I have been intrigued by reading about blue light and in particular BlueMD. Anyone with experience using blue light for non-cystic acne (or any sage words about whether it is hokum)?
posted by stewiethegreat on May 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Attack of the temporary killer tomato face!

My face is a mess thanks to prednisone. Tips on covering up/reducing the zits as best as possible, pre-job interview? [more inside]
posted by stefnet on Oct 11, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me heal/cover these acne scars of fresh skin

I need help healing/covering these scars. [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Jun 1, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me get rid of my back acne

I had perfect skin until I learned I had a clotting disorder and had to stop using Nuvoring. Now in addition to regular outbreaks on my face, my back is constantly greasy and covered with acne. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Dermatology noob doesn't know where to start

Dermatology: Yay or Nay? [more inside]
posted by hubble on Mar 8, 2011 - 33 answers

vanquishing the zit beast

A monster zit lurks beneath my skin – large enough that I can feel it when I wrinkle my nose. Is there any way to slay this beast before it shows its ugly head? [more inside]
posted by dirk gently on Apr 2, 2010 - 31 answers

Im getting acne(?) on my arms, whats wrong!

Im getting acne(?) on my arms, whats wrong! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Aug 8, 2008 - 20 answers

CLEAR SKIN CALLED, it said screw you

well. i have searched and searched and there is alot out there , but i am looking for something specific. this question is about BLACKHEADS. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Jul 19, 2008 - 25 answers

How to not pick at my face?

Hygiene Filter: Picking my face, fingernails, and more. [more inside]
posted by cachondeo45 on Apr 24, 2008 - 15 answers

Help me fix my face after a weird skin reaction!

I had a sleep study done, and my face has broken out horribly where the electrodes had been glued on. I have never had any sort of reaction on my skin quite like this, so ... what do I do? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Mar 31, 2008 - 8 answers

Quick fix for a break-out

I'm wearing a backless dress for a formal event this Saturday, and my back has suddenly broken out in a small smattering of acne. What can I do to minimize/clear this up in four days? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Aug 7, 2007 - 26 answers

Should I go see Dr. Zizmor, the most heavily advertised dermatologist in NYC?

I still have periodic acne breakouts at the age of 24, and now that I have health insurance I want to see a dermatologist. However, there's a million of them in NYC, and I don't have the time to shop around, so I'm considering going with NYC's most heavily advertised doctor, Dr. Zizmor. Is this a bad idea? Have you or anyone you know ever said, "Thanks, Dr. Zizmor?" [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jun 20, 2007 - 21 answers

Exciting brand-new treatments for really severe acne?

Tell me about brand-new, even experimental, promising treatments for severe acne. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2006 - 28 answers

The red menace

I'm 23 and I have more acne than I ever did in high school. This is a general problem, but I've also got a (first) date on Thursday--got any miracles? [more inside]
posted by CiaoMela on Oct 31, 2005 - 53 answers

Painful Zits

How do you get rid of those invisible, under-the-skin, extremely painful zits that take forever to work themselves out? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Melinika on Jan 17, 2004 - 16 answers

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