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Is there a good way to make redness/darkness from acne go away?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Prevent new lesions: The red is new blood vessels that you need to heal the injured tissue. The post-inflammatory pigment will fade in a few weeks or months and you can disfigure yourself by trying to remove it. The key is disease control. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

What is the fastest way to make acne go away?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What's a good way to get my acne to go away?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: Start with topical benzoyl peroxide.If this fails, a physician's office visit. A topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative is a good next step. The oral contraceptive pill will often end acne for a lady who can take it. A systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person is often necessary especially for disease on the trunk. Accutane for hard cases.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you please help to make my acne go away?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Scientific Rx: Home / folk remedies are only adjuncts. See your physician now if speed's important (prom coming up, etc.) if benzoyl peroxide fails, start a topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin and/or a retinoic acid derivative and/or a systemic antibiotic. Severe acne needs to be evaluated for isotretinoin. It's a non-lifestyle-related serious chronic disease that needs to be managed long-term.

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