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Help! Can baby acne turn into freckles?

Help! Can baby acne turn into freckles?

See below: I would say not freckles but some areas can become more pigmented after any inflammatory process. So the area may look darker but is likely not a freckle.

Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


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Please help! I have acne, and I want freckles. I put sunscreen on my face and it made my acne spread. What to do?

Please help! I have acne, and I want freckles. I put sunscreen on my face and it made my acne spread. What to do?

Scientific Rx: I can't promise you freckles (that's you genes), but if you'll use topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day, it will probably clear you. If not, get with your personal physician for some prescription-strength meds. Best wishes.

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How to use expigment cream (4% hidrokinon) and what is the side effect???? I wanna use it for freckles and acne place

How to use expigment cream (4% hidrokinon) and what is the side effect???? I wanna use it for freckles and acne place

Hydroquinone cream: Is a skin bleaching agent that can help lighten dark spots on the skin. It has to be used responsibly though. You can use it twice a day, small amounts on affected areas for 4-6 weeks. It's also important to use a sunblock with it. Mild itching, redness, dryness or burning can occur although no serious side effects are known. In some cases prolonged use can cause hyper pigmentation instead.

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What is the best way to remove acne like deep blackheads, freckles, pimples and oily skin?

Retonoic acid: Freckles aren't acne. If you have lots of comedones, your best friend is a topical retinoic acid preparation. You may need additional prescription-strength rx from your personal physician. Best wishes.

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Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?

Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?

Sorry...: But is sounds like you have narrowed down your options about as much as anyone can without actually seeing the lesions that you are referring to. Instead of narrowing it down, I could add other possibilities but that would be fruitless. If you are interested in an actual answer you will need to see a physician (primary care or dermatologist). Take care.

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I'm suddenly getting slight acne. More usual. Seems like I'm getting more freckles too. What could be the cause?

I'm suddenly getting slight acne. More usual. Seems like I'm getting more freckles too. What could be the cause?

Usually no answer: Acne flares seldom have any identifiable trigger. You simply need to manage the illness. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. Use a sunscreen as a matter of general health, especially if you don't like the freckles; many people enjoy them but it's your personal preference.

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Can any of the acne medications lighten up my freckles?

Can any of the acne medications lighten up my freckles?

Freckles: Lentigines require no specific treatment. A broad-spectrum sunscreen may help to prevent further appearance and darkening of solar lentigines. Several creams may lighten lentigines if applied for a number of months. These include hydroquinone or antioxidants: Alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin c, retinoids, azelaic acid. Liquid nitrogen is also very effective.

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Can acne scar medicines get rid of freckles?

Not really: But you can seek treatment for your freckles, which are basically sun damage. Seek consultation with a local dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for recommendations based on your appearance and degree of sun damage. Options for treatment include topical treatments, peels, lasers, etc.

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How to treat acnes?

How to treat acnes?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral Accutane.

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There is acnes on my face?

There is acnes on my face?

Facial acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology.

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What is acne?

What is acne?

Blocked sebum....: Each hair follicle has a sweat gland....which opens to a skin pore........because of some reason the pore or sweat duct gets blocked to cause cummulation of fluid which can get infected and inflamed and raised above skin surface..........Acne

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What is acne?

What is acne?

Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time.

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What is acne?

What is acne?

Please see referance: It is a big topic, so please review this site. It is an inflammation of the oil glands over the face chest and back primarily. Hormonal factors play a big role esp. In teens. Young adults may have other factors contributing to this and will need some further evaluation. Https://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/acne

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What is acne?

What is acne?

Skin disorder: Involving the pilosebaceous follicles which encompasses the hair shaft, the hair follicle, the sebaceous (oil) gland. Acne involves increased "debris", so called follicular hyperkeratinization, in the follicle, along with increased sebum (oil) production, and inflammation that may in part be related to the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria.

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What is acne..

What is acne..

Blocked follicles: Acne is a condition in which hair follicles on your face and other skin areas get blocked with oil ad dead skin cells. It is common in teenagers and may be exacerbated by hormonal shifts. It usually but not always clears up when people get somewhat older. Here is a link to a site for more information http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/definition/con-20020580

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What is acne?

What is acne?

Infection: Acne is generally speaking a tiny abscess. It's an infection in the skin's pores that forms a pus pocket with surrounding inflammation.

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Hi what is acne?

Hi what is acne?

Clogged glands: Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life - the glands are stimulated by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females.

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What causes acne?

What causes acne?

See below: Acne results from oil overproduction (often due to hormones), clogged pores, p acnes bacteria, & resultant inflammation from your immune system recognizing infection. Effective acne treatments target these causes: benzoyl peroxide & antibiotics kill bacteria, retinoids decrease oil, salicyclic acid & retinoids unclog pores, oral contraceptives target hormones.

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What causes acne?

What causes acne?

Various causes: Acne is based in hair follicles. Secretion of oil glands, dead skin cells and a bacteria (proprionobacterium acnes) within a hair follicle trigger a cascade of signals in your body that leads to inflammation: ie. The red bumps and pus bumps of acne. Hormone levels and stress can contribute to acne and possibly dairy, but greasy foods and chocolate have not been proven to make acne worse.

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