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Which beauty product gets rid of acne dark spots?

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Dr. Michael Bryan
Dermatology 32 years experience
Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation can be treated in a number of ways: prescription bleaching creams, chemical peels, photofacial treatments and laser. Most, if not all, are not covered by many insurance plans. See your dermatologist to discuss which might be right for you and the cost. Otc lightening creams do exist. No matter which you choose, sun avoidance is a must to avoid a return of the discoloration.

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A male asked:

What acne product really gets rid of acne!?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
There are many: There are many products that can help with acne. The ones that are non prescription (over the counter) usually contain benzoyl peroxide and sometimes a mild acid like gloycolic acid. Everything else is by prescription.
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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of acne and dark-spots permanently?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It's not curable: Even in the 21st century with many quick fixes, acne must be managed. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. He/she may be able to add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin, a retinoic acid derivative, a systemic antibiotic, topical sprionolactone or some other rx.
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.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What can I do to get rid of dark spots left from acne?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
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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