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I have had a chemical burn mark to which I applied lightening cream. The mark gradually faded at center but is not fading around edges. What to do?
Apply beyond border: It depends on how long you have used the cream -- you may need to continue for a while longer. Also, you may need to apply more of the cream to the border and even slightly beyond the border to ensure that it lightens. However, you will run the risk of the center of the lesion and the normal skin outside the lesion to become slightly lighter. Treating marks/scars can be very challenging. ...Read more
None work: The brown spots after acne fade with time, but only a dermatologist can make scars less visible. If that is what you want (most folks you meet won't care unless scarring is severe), lasers, fillers, and surgery are available. These work and you have a right to something more effective than an ineffective topical. ...Read more
"Seven 7 Cream": A product called "7 cream" contains calendula, aloe vera, shea butter, coconut, avocado, neem and manuka oils. It can help areas of skin that are damaged, inflamed, or healing. It's not a homeopathic remedy because it isn't individualized to you. But it has no parabens, is safe topically, and some of my patients have liked it. http://7cream.ca/ also available on amazon.Com. ...Read more
I had chicken pox they have left black marks on my face .Will these black marks go away.Is there any cream to fade marks these marks quickly .
Fade with time: They will fade with time. Mederma may help as can shea butter. Look at a product called protandim as well...You need to find a distributor in your area. Vit e oil can also help a little as can a product called schmoove (look at www.Sijinbao.Com for practitioners near you). ...Read more
Scar: A skin lightners will not remove a scar. It will only lighten the color. ...Read more
Does those expensive stretch mark creams remove dark stretch marks.... What is the best way to remove them its been here for 9 months?
No: They don't work at all. I really wish they did, believe me! they will fade with time. There are also laser treatments that can help but these are quite expensive. And there's no point now because if you plan to have more children, you might get new stretch marks. These are your marks of pride, and you should be proud of being a mom and having a healthy pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more
Salicylic acid: If you need something stronger, phone your physician. ...Read more
No: Hemosiderin is iron deposited in skin cells by bleeding. Did you have an injury? How long has it been there? If it is color left by a bruise, it will gradually improve over a few weeks. Laser treatment may help, but do not rush into it and consider the cost. Even if you are a nudist you should not allow yourself to place much importance on this. ...Read more
Hello doctor... i have pimple marks on my cheeks... kindly suggest a good cream to fade my marks..
Does skin lightening cream help fade stretch marks. If so what risks if online. I'm scared of using one that's dangerous?
My daughter fell down and got her nose hurt. After applying mebo it healed but the dark mark is left. Please suggest some cream for lighten the mark.
Doctor can evaluate: A dark spot due to trauma is usually left alone to fade with time. All active children get little scars here and there (they all have accidents). A pediatrician can look to see if there is anything unusual about the spot. Sunscreen helps. For new cuts and abrasions, covering them with a bandaid after applying neosporin, may help. The doctor might use Hydrocortisone if inflammation is darkening it. ...Read more
My friend has burn marks in his hands....So could you please suggest any cream to reduce those marks because he feels quite awakward in meeting others?
Depends: Newly healed burns will naturally be red, pink, or brown. The injured and healed skin is very susceptible to hyperpigmentation with uv (daylight) exposure. Sunscreen is essential for the first three months. Silicone gel in liquid or solid forms can also be applied to the areas, and should be used for at least three months to improve scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I am getting microdembrasion done regularly and my face is looking cleaner from acne marks. Is there any cream to lessen the marks left on skin.thx?
No: Creams will not touch it. Has subcision been discussed? ...Read more
Hi want to ask is it effective to use Tretinoin Cream for my stretch marks? Thankyou and Godbless!
Tretinoin: You can use but don't be disappointed if it doesn't work ...Read more
Can a 0.05% tretinoine cream help the red marks, caused by old acne, present on my face + some mild scars? If no, what do i use instead? If yes, time?
Won't work: The red marks will fade only with time. The scars can be managed only by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Manage your disease if still active and I am sorry you were not treated scientifically when you should have been. These marks matter little if you're otherwise living and presenting yourself well. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a 0.05% tretinoine cream help the red marks (caused by old acne) present on my face + some mild scars? If no, what do i use instead? If yes, time?
Acne scars: 23 M asks: Can a 0.05% tretinoine cream help the red marks (caused by old acne) present on my face + some mild scars? If no, what do i use instead? If yes, time? ANS: you need to consult with a local dermatologist to get best treatment. Ask your Dr. to recommend one. Too much of this cream can damage skin as well. Be careful. ...Read more
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