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Any products for acne redness & acne?

Any products for acne redness & acne?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Ice massage can disappear my acne redness right?

Ice massage can disappear my acne redness right?

Yes, but...: It's not effective in the long-term management of a serious, chronic, disfiguring, non-lifestyle-related disease. Please get with a competent physician now, especially if you are responsible for the health of a young person with acne. ...Read more

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When do post acne redness and red marks fade on its own?

When do post acne redness and red marks fade on its own?

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

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Please answer! what products really do reduce appearance/remove acne redness?

Please answer! what products really do reduce appearance/remove acne redness?

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

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How to control mild oily skin, mile acne & redness of acne?

How to control mild oily skin, mile acne & redness of acne?

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

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What to do to get rid of acne redness fast?

What to do to get rid of acne redness fast?

Acne redness: The fastest way is a cover up makeup. A pulse dye laser can take away redness from acne and other scars but it is a expensive treatment. ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of acne redness fast ?

Topcials or laser: Erythema after inflammation on the face resolves slowly over a month or twol. Faster requires topicals like 20% vitamin c or laser therapy in our experience, but it might now be "fast enough". ...Read more

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I do not want to get embarrassed once everyone sees my acne. Is there any tricks or ways to get rid of acne/redness fast?

I do not want to get embarrassed once everyone sees my acne. Is there any tricks or ways to get rid of acne/redness fast?

You can't hide it: You need to get serious about treatment. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you owe it to yourself to call your personal physician for something to add that will. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ampicillin tr to cure acne and all the acne redness too?

How long does it take for ampicillin tr to cure acne and all the acne redness too?

Weeks: Antibiotics usually will improve acne within a few weeks. Depending on the severity, of course. However, Ampicillin is not an antibiotic i would typically use for acne. It is possible that you may not see much of an improvement with this particular med compared with others. ...Read more

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I have mild acne, redness, a superficial scar and a prominent smile line I wanna try fractional laser but im worried. Does it damage the skin ?

I have mild acne, redness, a superficial scar and a prominent smile line I wanna try fractional laser but im worried. Does it damage the skin ?

First things first: Before you consider doing any of this, get your acne under control with topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid. If needed, your physician can add something else. Then, ask your twelve closest friends (some of each sex) whether you should have the scar / "smile lines" lasered. Most will probably say, "Huh?" For a 21 year old man, looking good is about physical fitness, not face touch-ups. ...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