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Moisturizer can remove dark spots from pimples?

Moisturizer can remove dark spots from pimples?

Hyperpigmentation: The dark spots may simply be postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. What you want to do first is control your acne to reduce the number of new acne lesions. You may want to consider a moisturizer that has a sunscreen to prevent additional hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Does epiduo lighten dark spots left by acne?

Does epiduo lighten dark spots left by acne?

It is possible: Epiduo contains Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Adapalene is a third generation retinoid and as such can cause some mild lightening of the skin. I have seen this more often with something like Retin-A bit it is also possible that Adapalene can cause the same effect. Discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Im suffering from pimples, darkspots and black skin?

Im suffering from pimples, darkspots and black skin?

Pimples: Pimples can be treated with prescription medication like oral antibiotics such as solodyn (minocycline) or doryx. Topical acne medication like ziana or epiduo is also helpful along with the antibiotics. Dark spots can be treated with prescription bleaching cream that contain hydroquinone. ...Read more

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Dark spot treatment from accutane?

Dark spot treatment from accutane?

Dark Spot: You have to protect your skin from the sun to avoid getting dark spots. But once the dark spots appear, it is possible to treat them. Potential over-the-counter treatments include hydroquinone creams that bleach the skin and microdermabrasion kits that buff out the rough, dark spots. Prescription drug treatments include tretinoin, known as retin-a. ...Read more

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Will dark brown marks left by acne fade naturally?

Will dark brown marks left by acne fade naturally?

PIH treatment. : Most commonly the marks that are left after an inflammatory acne session is postinflammatory hyperpigmentation or pih. In many cases pih will fade on it's own but in some cases will require tyrosinase inhibitors such as hydroquinone or kojic acid. They can be supplemented with retinoids and topical corticosteroids. ...Read more

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Dark spot after acne?

Dark spot after acne?

Postinflammatory: Inflammation of the skin is often followed by darkening that may last for months. All acne can be managed today. If benzoyl peroxide (and/or the oral contraceptive pill for a female for whom it's right) doesn't work, topical Clindamycin or some other medicine from your physician will help. Don't try to treat the dark spot (not worth trouble/ risk) or even give it much thought (no face is perfect). ...Read more

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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

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How to get rid of dark brown scars left from acne?

How to get rid of dark brown scars left from acne?

Topical care: Typically these areas can be treated either with topical bleaching products, chemical peels of laser therapy. It depends on your skin type and the depth of the scarring. See your dermatologist and be evaluated [professionally. ...Read more

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Which beauty product gets rid of acne dark spots?

Which beauty product gets rid of acne dark spots?

Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation can be treated in a number of ways: prescription bleaching creams, chemical peels, photofacial treatments and laser. Most, if not all, are not covered by many insurance plans. See your dermatologist to discuss which might be right for you and the cost. Otc lightening creams do exist. No matter which you choose, sun avoidance is a must to avoid a return of the discoloration. ...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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White patches and dark spots on face?

White patches and dark spots on face?

Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatologist if you are concerned about any ongoing skin spots. ...Read more

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Which cream i can use for dark spots and dark marks due tu acne?

Hydroquinone: I'm glad you're getting scientific treatment for your acne. If your current regimen is not sufficient, a systemic rx may be in order. The dark post-inflammatory spots will face in a few weeks but if you're in a hurry, a hydroquinone skin bleach is worth a try. ...Read more

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I have scars and dark spots in some areas. How do I get rid of acne scars and dark spots?

I have scars and dark spots in some areas. How do I get rid of acne scars and dark spots?

Chemical Peels: Chemical peel may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars and even control acne. In certain cases, health insurance may cover the peel procedure. Be sure to check your policy and contact your insurance company before the procedure is performed. ...Read more

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Do blue & red light acne masks work for red acne scars? The marks that are left behind on fair skin tones?

Do blue & red light acne masks work for red acne scars? The marks that are left behind on fair skin tones?

Plan: You can try. But better to consult with dermatologist or cosmetologist. If you will overdo with skin it may leave scar for ever. ...Read more

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I have acne and dark spots on my face.I tried lemon to remove dark spots.I am using neutrogena acne free facewash.How to remove pimples and darkspots?

I have acne and dark spots on my face.I tried lemon to remove dark spots.I am using neutrogena acne free facewash.How to remove pimples and darkspots?

Scientific Rx: I'm sorry you were misled by the foolish business with the lemon, which is worthless. You're a grown man and need to take charge of your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (try 5% 2x/day) hasn't cleared the pimples in 2 weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. The post-inflammatory pigment fades on its on after several weeks, or try hydroquinone sparingly. ...Read more

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Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Infection: Check with your private dermatologist.This sound like recurrence of small glutral abscesses leaving hard painful scars- or in fact, ongoing abscess formation. Must be visualized for diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to avoid pimples, dark spots, white spots and others?

How to avoid pimples, dark spots, white spots and others?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Small pimples can be due to acne reasons, which can happen even with adults. The treatment would be acne medicines, which include benzoyl peroxide, retinoid gels, and antibiotic gels. Small pimples can also be folliculitis or other skin problems. Darkening of the skin after any rash can happen because more blood flow and more pigment can occur during healing. ...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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How to reduce pimples and dark spots from my skin?Plz reply

How to reduce pimples and dark spots from my skin?Plz reply

Scientific Rx: I'm sorry your acne has not yet been managed & i assure you all acne can be treated effectively. For a guy, i start with benzoyl peroxide and topical clindamycin, if not successful in a few weeks add an appropriate antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 mg 2x/day. Dermatologists have bigger guns. Dark spots will fade over months. Great time in your life to focus on physical fitness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Oily spots on face with yellow puss?

Oily spots on face with yellow puss?

Impetigo?: This description sounds like a common severe infection called impetigo. It needs to be treated with antibiotics. Thus you may need to get into a good medical office to be evaluated and treated. ...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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