Never Attempt Whitehead Removal By Yourself
If you have a big blemish or pimple on your face, you may want to learn about whitehead removal. Many people suffer with blemishes and acne. It can take affect in the teenage years or can be experienced as adult acne. It can be a very embarrassing problem and acne is known to come out right before special occasions and time where you want to look your best. But unfortunately, there is not a quick fix for whitehead removal.
People who have acne should go see a dermatologist. They are doctors who specialize in skin conditions such as acne. They assess the problems you are having and offer solutions. But many people believe in the myth, that they can do the whitehead removal themselves, by popping the blemish. They are unaware of the problems that this may cause.
If a blemish is large and painful and has no whitehead, popping it can lead to infection. The bacteria can spread under the skin and cause an infection or it can actually make more blemishes form. Instead of the bacteria being released it is pushed further back into skin.
Another problem with people trying whitehead removal themselves is the scarring that can occur. If you put too much pressure on the blemish it will scar the skin. To make matters worse, there are bacteria that live under the fingernail. So puncturing the blemish can also cause an infection as well as scarring. Even people who have washed there hand thoroughly can still have bacteria under the finger nails.
Most people who attempt whitehead removal believe that using a needle is a good idea. But dermatologists say that doing this can tear the skin and leave a scar. Additionally, needles can carry bacteria that can worsen an acne problem. Puncturing your skin with anything is harmful.
The whitehead itself indicates that bacteria has entered a pore and infected it. But instead of popping it, a dermatologist can prescribe a medication specifically to be used by the person suffering with acne, on a daily basis. It may be a special preventative face wash or acne creme. These medications go under the skin and help to prevent acne from happening in the first place. But there are a few medical procedures that can be done to reduce blemishes, acne and scarring.
A dermatologist can perform a whitehead removal if the blemish is big enough. This is usually done when a particular pimple is too big and becomes painful. The doctor will make a tiny incision and let the blemish drain. If he has to apply a bit of pressure to the blemish, we will use sterilized Q tips on either side of the blemish. So the most important thing is, that he can do this without the risk of infection and scarring that occurs when it is attempted by the sufferer.
Chemical peels can be used to remove black and whiteheads and lessen the damage done by acne. This also helps with scarring that has already occurred. It can rejuvenate the surface of the skin making it appear less scarred and produce a softer, pinker more healthy skin surface.
In rare cases a dermatologist may use a laser to help with acne and scarring. This can help people who suffer with acne on other areas of the body such as the back. But this procedure may only be for people who have already been through either teenage or adult acne. It is used to reduce the appearance of scarring but if acne keeps occurring it will not be used until the acne ceases. But it does help a great deal with skin resurfacing.