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how do i get rid of my acne spots ?

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Dr. Marya Cassandra
Dermatology 20 years experience
Benzoyl Peroxide: I would start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash like panoxyl. Be aware that benzoyl peroxide can be irritating to the skin and it can bleach dark clothing. You need to rinse it off very well in the shower. This would be a good start. You can also try otc salicylic acid products. If it doesn't work after 1 month, i would recommend seeing a physician.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Depends on type: If it is pigmented scar you may use hydroquinone a popular skin lightner.Other creams used are cortisone creams to reduce inflammation.Over the counter kojik acid, arbutin(bearberry extract)vitamin c but if there are atrophic acne scars with indentations than either laser therapy or fillers done by dermatologists will help.Lsers are preferable and long lasting, while fillers needs to be redone often.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of dark acne spots ?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Many options: Using topical bleaching creams, retin-a, retinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid can help. Also important to avoid sun exposure which would intensify the dark spots. If topicals don't work, then turn to your doctor to get a procedure such as lasers (noninvasive lasers work best on pigment with less side-effects), ipl, chemical peel, glycolic or salicylic acid peel, microdermabrasion.
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What can I do to get rid of dark spots left from acne?

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Early salicylic late: Early on, salicylic a i'd preparations may limit inflammation which can produce hyperpigmentation. Late pigmentation can be treated with bleaching agents such as hydroquinone in combination with a retinoid and steroid. Alternatively, som chemical peels or fractionated laser treatments can also produce nice results.
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How do you get rid of dark spots and acne on armpits?

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Dr. Christopher Moeller
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Armpit acne: Hard to treat. Might be hidradenitis. See a derm for antibiotcs and a lotion that may help.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What helps get rid of dark spots from acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Time: They fade by themselves in a few weeks. I trust your acne is being controlled now -- if topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician's prescription-strength rx will handle it. A topical hydroquinone bleach applied skilfully can make the pigment less visible, but it's probably not worth the trouble.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

How to get rid of spots due to acne?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers.

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