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Anyone else have this problem? This is really frustating. I practically get scar from everything now. I usullay get a pitted scar from a cyst now and then but now I noticed that some of my blackhead on my cheeks are leaving behind holes. If I pull the blackhead out, theres a hole? What shoud I do?...leave the blackhead/hold or pull the backhead off and have just a hole. It looks like an icepick scar too.

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maybe its a scarred pore? i honestly dont think its worth squeezing them out unless therr really loose.. i got a few of those too.. now i know better.

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I have experienced the exact same thing.

If you pull them out, you get scarred pores.

If you wait, they will stay there, and when they eventually come out there is a hole (scarred pore).

I cannot see there's anything to do.

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Exactly. The stupid thing is, i've had thousands of blackheads on my nose / chin where my skin was oiliest, and none of them scarred - i have virtually flawless skin on those areas now. But when i got them on my cheeks, where i was usually less oily, they ALWAYS left scars. Why was this? I don't know, perhaps the skin in those areas is thinner or tends to heal less well? All i can suggest is apply copper peptides and apply them fast, if applied soon enough they just MIGHT stop you scarring. Or try retin A maybe.

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Exactly Floss. On the chin and the nose the blackheads do not leave scarred pores, but every blackhead on the cheek leaves at least a scarred pore. When you've had enough blackheads you will have small holes all over your cheek.

Fucked up. I really hope the scenar can remove them.

And they are not only temporary scars - they are real indented scars, permanent scars.

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I get the exact same thing!!! I need to know what this is and how I can stop it or else i'm gonna have a face full of scars!! Anyone else with this problem??? Actually, they are not blackheads but are hard, flesh colored little "balls" that can just roll off the skin, and leave a tiny hole.

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Yeah they are not all blackheads actually. Some have a yellow head. But its diffenity depressing to look at. Its like a lose-lose situation. If I leave it, there a black/yellow dots on my cheek. If get them out, theres a bunch of holes on my face. I also have some icepick scars that are close together---making it one super scar or something.

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Does anybody actually know why there is a scar under the whitehead/blackhead?

Why does the body not try to repair the hole? It does not even become red!

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i dont get a scarred pore every time i extract a blackhead.. i have maybe a few on 1 of my cheeks but thats it.. the reason that happens is probably because most people have oily noses/chins where as the cheeks are drier.. you see a lot more people with scars on their cheeks instead of their noses/chins/forehead.

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So you are implying that oiliness stops you from scarring?

ive read from a lot of places that oily skin tends to heal better than dry skin.. and thats why also why dry skin is more prone to wrinkles than oily skin..

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I have fairly oily skin on my whole face...not just the t-zone, and yet I still get these things. For me, it all started after I used a tretinoin cream on my face....it ruined my skin. I've tried so many things to make them go away but nothing has ever worked! Anybody with suggestions??

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But happygal i seriously thought tretinoin cream was supposed to be good for scars and help healing etc, are you sure about this?

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But happygal i seriously thought tretinoin cream was supposed to be good for scars and help healing etc, are you sure about this?

It didn't help me at all!! I am positive this ruined my skin. I broke out really bad on it. I could squeeze the hell outta my skin before using this, but now everything leaves a little hole. And I never in my life got one of those sebum plugs on my face before using that shitty cream.

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Sounds like you had a reaction to a certain type of tretinoin cream, what brand was it? I'm using one called Isotrexin that doesn't make me break out, perhaps yours was a badly formulated one.

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Same thing happens to me after my dermabrasion.

Prior to the procedure, only big pimples left me with scars, and only when they were constantly picked at did they leave a scar.

However, after I had dermabrasion, some blackheads and those flesh-colored bumps on my cheek area leave a scar as well, when sqeezed.

I attributed that to the fact that my skin was delicate after the dermabrasion, but it has been almost a year since the dermabrasion, and even now, the blackheads and/or the small bumps would leave a small scar when occasionally squeezed, wheareas my chin and nose can be squeezed almost daily without so much of a problem with scarring, even after the dermabrasion.

I know that if they might scar when sqeezed, then I should leave them alone, but I have this fear that if I do in fact leave them alone, then one day, they will eventually develop into a huge pimple which would cause even more problems and/or scars.

I just don't know what to do about them. Has anyone got any ideas as to how to treat those clogged pores without ruining the skin??

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For me, my Isotrexin cream (containing tretinoin and antibiotic) is doing a good job of keeping new blackheads from forming. As to the scarred pores already formed i've no idea, but this is stopping me getting new ones at least.

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I have the same exact problem. My skin doesn't have many breakouts now. Thank you GOD! But now my skin looks like just like an orange. That;s the best way I can describe it, pick up an orange and you will be looking at my skin.

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maybe its a scarred pore? i honestly dont think its worth squeezing them out unless therr really loose.. i got a few of those too.. now i know better.

this man consistently speaks the truth

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I have that problem too. I had two blackheads on my cheek that were there forever. It finally popped, but now the pore is scarred. And now I have another one at the corner of my mouth. :(

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