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What helps get rid of dark spots from acne?

What helps get rid of dark spots from acne?

Time: They fade by themselves in a few weeks. I trust your acne is being controlled now -- if topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician's prescription-strength rx will handle it. A topical hydroquinone bleach applied skilfully can make the pigment less visible, but it's probably not worth the trouble. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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What is the best remedy for getting rid of dark spots from acne?

What is the best remedy for getting rid of dark spots from acne?

They fade: Post-inflammatory pigmentation from acne fades on its on in a little white; if you want to speed it up, some quinone skin bleaches may help if you have the patience to apply them. The vast majority of people will not care whether you have a little post-inflammatory pigmentation from acne, or may consider it gives you character. It is your choice. ...Read more

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Bleaching with hydrogen peroxide can remove dark spots on face in 2 weeks? Which can remove dark spots from acne faster?

Bleaching with hydrogen peroxide can remove dark spots on face in 2 weeks? Which can remove dark spots from acne faster?

See a dermatologist: Your treatment will not work. Post-inflammatory acne pigmentation will improve with tretinoin cream + hydroquinone. Control of the acne is important. See a skin dr. ...Read more

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What can I use that will get rid of the pimples on my back and the dark spots from acne on my back? Im light complected & the dark marks show up pretty well & I don't wear tank tops because of that

What can I use that will get rid of the pimples on my back and the dark spots from acne on my back? Im light complected & the dark marks show up pretty well & I don't wear tank tops because of that

Retin A (tretinoin): Retin a (tretinoin) is a prescription. The generic, tretoin, is the same but costs less. Tretinoin gel should be obtained in the largest size. Apply a very small amount every night. At first it may be irritating & drying, so you may skip a night sometimes. It is less irritating if you wait 20 minutes after washing. Expect improvement after 3 months, then continue for at least a year. Frustrating, but it tak. ...Read more

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I have dark spots from acne. They appear the more i pop pimples. They make my skin tone look uneven. How do I get rid of the dark spots?

I have dark spots from acne. They appear the more i pop pimples. They make my skin tone look uneven. How do I get rid of the dark spots?

TOPICALS !!: The best way to treat this is with otc hydroqinone cream, kojic acid and if very mild, retin a (tretinoin). If you have a darker skin type, you may want to have your dermatologist monitor your self intervention. ...Read more

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I have dark spots from acne scars on my face. I need to clear them out. Is there any home remedy or over the counter product i can use to do so?

I have dark spots from acne scars on my face. I need to clear them out. Is there any home remedy or over the counter product i can use to do so?

Bleach: The brown, but not the red, marks may respond to a hydroquinone bleach, but be careful and use sparingly. Preventing new lesions using scientific Rx is more important now. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do to remove the dark spots left from acne?

What can I do to remove the dark spots left from acne?

A mild acid: A mild acid such as glycolic acid will exfoliate the skin and will help to reduce the color of scars. Other options are hydroquinone and retinol. Low concentration glycolic acid and retinol creams are available over the counter. Stronger peels such as a tca peel or laser resurfacing are done at a doctor's office. You can consult a local dermatologist for a treatment that's appropriate for you. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of dark spots left from acne?

What can I do to get rid of dark spots left from acne?

Early salicylic late: Early on, salicylic a i'd preparations may limit inflammation which can produce hyperpigmentation. Late pigmentation can be treated with bleaching agents such as hydroquinone in combination with a retinoid and steroid. Alternatively, som chemical peels or fractionated laser treatments can also produce nice results. ...Read more

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Dark spots resulting from acne on buttocks staying for months, is jeans, polyester when working out is a cuz if this? I wear 100%cotton undies help!

Dark spots resulting from acne on buttocks staying for months, is jeans, polyester when working out is a cuz if this? I wear 100%cotton undies help!

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, acne. Use hydroquinone 4% an rx. ...Read more

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How long does the dark and red spots from acne to go away?

How long does the dark and red spots from acne to go away?

Already answered: but to recap it can take weeks to months, and sometimes red spots can leave scars so the sooner you treat the better, see derm for LED treatments and laser to treat red spots and lighteners for dark spots ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of dark spots on my face from acne?

What can I use to get rid of dark spots on my face from acne?

Topical bleach: This postinflammatory pigmentation is temporary, and if you have patience and a steady hand you can try using a skin bleach within a quinone. Most people, including those you might be interested in dating, couldn't care less about the brown spots. It's your call. ...Read more

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What works best to remove acne dark spots?

What works best to remove acne dark spots?

Gentle slow approach: Depending on your skin type (light, medium or darker skin) there are different ways to approach trying to lighten the dark spots that often result after acne lesions have healed. The best approach is to use gentle products and go slowly. This avoids excessive inflammation which would make it worse. See a dermatologist to get help. They may use retinoic acids, bleaching creams, or chemical peels. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure dark acne spots?

What's a good way to cure dark acne spots?

Fade : Fading creams, glycolic washes and creams and retinoid creams are effective for dark age spots when prescribed in physician strength ...Read more

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How to remove mild dark spots left by acne?

How to remove mild dark spots left by acne?

Dark spots from Acne: This is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Your best bet is careful daily sunscreen use, sun protection and time. The dark spots will generally fade, but may take up to a year, even with good sun protective behavior. ...Read more

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What to do about fading dark post acne spots?

What to do about fading dark post acne spots?

See a dermatologist: You may have 1 in your clinic. First control the acne. Tretinoin gel helps acne and reduces post-inflammatory pigmentation. You may need much more. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to remove acne dark spots?

What is the fastest way to remove acne dark spots?

ACNE: The fastest way to remove acne dark spots is to apply retin- a at h. S. And the pigmentation will gradually disappear. Do not expose under the sun, it will burn your skin. ( photosensitive). ...Read more

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Is there any way to help fade away acne dark spots?

Is there any way to help fade away acne dark spots?

Absolutely!: It is important to apply a broad spectrum sunblock daily and to wear a wide-brimmed hat. The second step is to apply a fade cream. You may buy over-the-counter fade creams (hydroquinone 2%). However, your dermatologist is able to prescribe you a stronger hydroquinone. Your dr. May also suggest serial superficial chemical peels depending on your skin type. ...Read more

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Is there anything that clears acne or any dark spots?

Is there anything that clears acne or any dark spots?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common sequelae of inflammatory dermatoses that tends to affect darker skinned patients with greater frequency and severity. First-line therapy typically consists of topical depigmenting agents in addition to photoprotection including a sunscreen. Topical tyrosinase inhibitors, such as hydroquinone, azelaic acid, kojic acid, arbutin, and others. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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