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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 common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...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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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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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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Some of my acne fades away but there's still ugly brown spots left! will i ever have a clear face again?

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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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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more