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How long does it take for brown post acne marks to fade?

How long does it take for brown post acne marks to fade?

About 2 months: The scar matures and the iron pigment, if any, disperses. It's critical that you understand that acne is a chronic, incurable disease that eventually remits as you get older, and that is can be managed by you in collaboration with your physician. If 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Will dark brown marks left by acne fade naturally?

Will dark brown marks left by acne fade naturally?

PIH treatment. : Most commonly the marks that are left after an inflammatory acne session is postinflammatory hyperpigmentation or pih. In many cases pih will fade on it's own but in some cases will require tyrosinase inhibitors such as hydroquinone or kojic acid. They can be supplemented with retinoids and topical corticosteroids. ...Read more

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M having acne in my back n in shoulder. It leaves very ugly brown marks. ?

Cystic acne: This could be cystic acne, a severe form of acne that causes permanent scarring. Over the counter acne meds are usually not effective. Get to a dermatologist right away, or have your primary physician evaluate your condition and treat it. Often an oral (rather than otc topicals) medication is needed to treat this. ...Read more

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My acne is gone now im left with brown marks what can I do to get rid of them ?

My acne is gone now im left with brown marks what can I do to get rid of them ?

Tretinoin: Time often helps these spots, but topical tretinoin (retin-a and other brands) can help with scarring or discoloration. These are prescription products. Non-prescription retinol products might have some benefit. ...Read more

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Why am I breaking out on the top corners of my forehead near my hairline? There are brown marks from them too. I get acne here & there but not like th

Why am I breaking out on the top corners of my forehead near my hairline? There are brown marks from them too. I get acne here & there but not like th

Contact allergy: I suspect the ingrdient in your hair care product/s is causing a chemical allergy or irritation. Have you recently added a new hair care treatment? I would start there. The brow spots are consistent with post inflamatory hyperpigmentation, ...Read more

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After acne marks starts to disappear gradually .Will skin heal to its original complexion, skin tone.Or will the marks cause dark spots or brown skin?

After acne marks starts to disappear gradually .Will skin heal to its original complexion, skin tone.Or will the marks cause dark spots or brown skin?

Can do all: Acne can leave dark spots. If there is no true scarring then the skin will return to normal. You need to be on acne treatment that will prevent flares. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have brownish spots from picking at acne. What are some ways to make them go away? Any good products? How long does it take to fade?

I have brownish spots from picking at acne. What are some ways to make them go away? Any good products? How long does it take to fade?

Hydroquinone: The spots are from your acne itself, not picking, despite what anybody who's criticized you may way. This is postinflammatory pigmentation and will fade in time. You can use a hydroquinone bleach cream on the spots but don't overdo it or you'll get a bad result. ...Read more

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I have many dried out brown "acne spots" on both my cheeks; what is the best cream to completely eliminate these spots? (price is not a constraint)

I have many dried out brown "acne spots" on both my cheeks; what is the best cream to completely eliminate these spots? (price is not a constraint)

Acne spots: I have many dried out brown "acne spots" on both my cheeks; what is the best cream to completely eliminate these spots? (price is not a constraint) ANS: consult with a Dermatologist is my advice who specializes in Acne. Best use of money IMHO. ...Read more

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Some of my acne fades away but there's still ugly brown spots left! will i ever have a clear face again?

See your : Dermatologist to see which treatment options are recommended specifically for you. ...Read more

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How to clear acne scaring? It's the brown level with skin scaring i don't want to go to the dermatologist

How to clear acne scaring? It's the brown level with skin scaring i don't want to go to the dermatologist

Forgive my frankness: If you're got scarring, your acne has already been neglected for too long. Acne that scars won't respond to non-prescription medications. You're now a grown woman. Your acne scars and persistent disease are a sign of poor self-care that will be noted as job interviews. Get with your personal physician and/or a skin specialist. ...Read more

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I have brown skin & in my teens. I really want to have good skin over summer break. Mild acne on my face &I want natural way for clear glowing face. ?

I have brown skin & in my teens. I really want to have good skin over summer break. Mild acne on my face &I want natural way for clear glowing face. ?

See below: You may consult this site for home remedies. You may need to try more than one treatment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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HELLO SIR.. RU FIN.. SIR MY QUESTION IS..ACNE ON MY FACE IN ALL SEASON LAST 12 YEARS...NOW MY AGE 26 YEARS OLD.. NOW ON MY FACE BLACK AND BROWN PIMPE?

HELLO SIR.. RU FIN..
SIR MY QUESTION IS..ACNE ON MY FACE IN ALL SEASON LAST 12 YEARS...NOW MY AGE 26 YEARS OLD.. NOW ON MY FACE BLACK AND BROWN PIMPE?

Manage it: Start with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerable. You will probably also need a few months on oral tetracycline. Your physician is your guide. Acne is basically unrelated to diet, fun activities, or hygiene. Ignore all popular advice. ...Read more

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About 2 months ago, I started getting these red-brown blotches on my buttocks. They don't hurt or itch. I never had but acne before this. Please help?

About 2 months ago,  I started getting these red-brown blotches on my buttocks. They don't hurt or itch. I never had but acne before this. Please help?

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash anonymously at www.imgur.com the picture will be tagged with its own URL website You can write to us again with the URL (web address) listed in your question We will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark brown scars left from acne?

How to get rid of dark brown scars left from acne?

Topical care: Typically these areas can be treated either with topical bleaching products, chemical peels of laser therapy. It depends on your skin type and the depth of the scarring. See your dermatologist and be evaluated [professionally. ...Read more

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Are dark brown spots on back and chest caused by acne for 6 years permanent or can they be removed?

Will face eventually: These often take several years to fade. I hope your acne is being managed; especially when it is on the trunk, it usually requires systemic treatment. ...Read more

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My acne is gone my skin is smooth but I have dots that are brown somewhat red spot were the acne was what can it be and how can I make that go away?

My acne is gone my skin is smooth but I have dots that are brown somewhat red spot were the acne was what can it be and how can I make that go away?

Hyper pigmentation : Or it could be acne scars. Depends what you did to make the acne go away. You can possibly try a chemical peel or a skin lightening agent. This needs to be looked at to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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