I Have a Pimple With a Black Dot in it On My Cheek?

Hi Doctors please help i have a pimple on my left cheek with a little black dot in it but its an actual pump i busted it could he be something else and im african american so i dnt think its skin cancer

Doctor Answers (3)

Blackhead on the cheek


It sounds as if you have what is called an open comedone, or blackhead, on the cheek.  This is a type of acne lesion that represents a clogged, open pore.  When pressure is applied to this type of lesion, an oily paste comes out.  If the lesion is long standing, the black dot may represent the opening of a cyst.  See a board-certified dermatologist to determine what kind of lesion you have and to help you select the right treatment.

New York Dermatologist
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Pimple with a black dot is probably a black head


A pimple with a black dot is probably a black head.  Find a great board certified dermatologist to help you.  It might be extractable, or a cream could help. 

Rebecca Baxt, MD
Paramus Dermatologist
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Pimple with black dot


Hard to say what the pimple with black dot is...it could be a blood scab on top of a pimple, or a small freckle that developed during summertime weather. Best to see your dermatologist for a close inspection.

Benjamin Barankin, MD
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
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