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Acne Red Marks Won T Fade
Can take awhile: You can get both over-the-counter and prescription-strength creams that will stimulate new skin cell growth to reduce the appearance of scars. These creams often contain Alpha hydroxy acids or salicylic acids, and some contain corticosteroids or antihistamines to help reduce inflammation and itching. Vinegar is a good natural remedy. If these don't work, visit your dermatologist. ...Read more
None: Nothing is quick. In most cases, good skin comes from consistently taking good care of your skin and body (good nutrition). To reduce the reddness don't pick, rub or scratch the pimples; also if the pimple is open avoid putting anything on it that could irritate it further. In a few days, it won't be nearly as red. ...Read more
I applied toothpaste overnight on my acne but it left me with redness marks on my face. How shall I eliminate the redness marks?
Give it time:
Give the marks time to heal.
For general care of your face, consult this site for home remedies for acne.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more
None works: No "home remedy" touches acne. Benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter treatment that works. If your acne is bad, it's a crime not to get you treated -- growing up is hard enough. All acne is easy to manage with today's rx's; please get with a savvy physician. Good luck. ...Read more
What is the best OTC topical drug to remove redness after acnes? My face is have always redness of already eliminated acnes what's the solution?
Depends: How long has it been since the ance disappeared? You may need something more aggressive like chemical peels to get rid of the layers little by little as at times the ted spots can turn into permanent dark spots. You could try a low strength of hydro quinine but we usually reserve this medication for the darker spots and not the red ones. Be sure you keep moisturizing well! ...Read more
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick! A dermatologist should be able to help you. ...Read more
Dermatologist: Check with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to see what might be the most appropriate treatment for you. There are a lot of options out there depending on what "type" of redness it is. Generally anti-inflammatory creams are a good place to start. Hope that helps! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Laser and peels: The red "marks" left over from acne can be troubling. They are usually not true scars but more enlarged tiny blood vessels in the areas of inflammation. Chemical peels (such as a beta peel) can help as can certain lasers such as the ktp or pulsed dye. See your dermatologist to talk about these options. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: The redness that stays for several weeks after an acne lesion begins to regress cannot be treated effectively. It's the new blood vessels growing into the area for healing of the damaged connective tissue. Acne needs to be managed so that new lesions do not form. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for an added Rx. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
Is there a cure other than laser for redness following acne it has been more than 6 years since I had acne and its still there?!
There are some: Topicals like tazarotene that can helpGet a more detailed answer ›
Scientific Rx: You need to focus on preventing new lesions. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. Nothing you can do will touch the red of a healing acne lesion; it's new vessels necessary to restore the deep skin. Depressed scars can be addressed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with laser, microsurgery or filler. ...Read more
Manage it: Acne cannot be cured. Red post-acne lesions must heal on their own. You must manage it until it remits on its own. It is unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle and only marginally to diet. No "pop" cure works. Anyone telling you otherwise is lying. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add a prescription-strength rx. ...Read more
Iodine will not remove the redness of acne but will leave your skin an orange color. There are two otc products that can help: Mederma and kelocote. Step 3
spot check any remaining redness with a drop of redness-relief eye drops. These eye drops will also remove the redness but this is only temporary. ...Read more