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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
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
Bleaching with hydrogen peroxide can remove dark spots on face in 2 weeks? Which can remove dark spots from acne faster?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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