Retinoids will help with blackheads. Tazorac or Retin A microgel would be the two best ones. I would augment this with a Salicylic Wash like Sal Ac Wash. A Beta peel will also help. It is difficult to decrease the size of pores but you might try the Fraxel. This is a type of laser treatment.
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Is this something I can purchase over the counter? Or, do I need to make an appointment
with my dermatologist.
Sal Ac is OTC, and of course, the peels can be done by an aethetician, but the retinoids are prescription. Retinol by ROC is a decent retinoid and you could start with that.
This will minimize the appearance of the pores.
Thank you for you help.
Sorry..will this minimize the appearance of the pores on my lip.
Roc Retinol is OTC, Salicylic washes are OTC, some people also claim microdermabrasion and glycolic peels works to shrink pores. These are done in medi-spas, though I am not convinced they work.