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Can you tell me how to get rid of dark spots on face caused by pimples?

Can you tell me how to get rid of dark spots on face caused by pimples?

Pigment &/or shadow: Pimples result in a breakdown of the skin and cause a scar. Any scar can get hyperpigmented, i.e. darker, for six months and sunscreen of spf 15 or greater helps to protect against the pigment changes. Chemical lightners help.The scar can also have a depression from the plane of the surrounding skin. When light reflects off of the scar, it appears darker & resurfacing methods help to even scar. ...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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3 year old woke up with four spots on face, are they pimples?

3 year old woke up with four spots on face, are they pimples?

Unlikely: If they persist, increase, or worsen i would have him seen. Pimples are not something normal in a 3 year old. ...Read more

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I have many dark spots on face due to acne. Suggest me any medicine for dark spot removal on face.

I have many dark spots on face due to acne. Suggest me any medicine for dark spot removal on face.

Bleaching Cream: Hydroquinone helps to lighten your skin. It is used once or twice a day. You can use 4% or have it compounded at 8%. Stop using when the desired color is reached. ...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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Im27yr.and still have acne spots on face what are the causes and what is the best treatment?best regard.

Im27yr.and still have acne spots on face what are the causes and what is the best treatment?best regard.

Pores Clog: Acne appears when a pore in your skin gets clogged. Normally dead cells rise to the surface, but sometimes sebum ( an oil that keeps skin from drying out) can cause the dead skin cells to stick together inside the pore becoming trapped. Sometimes bacteria that live on the skin get trapped in the pore. The pore becomes inflamed and a pimple. cyst or nodule results. Check on Prime for treatment! ...Read more

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Came off birth control after 10 years due to migraine aura, now have bad acne/spots on face - how can I stop them w/o going back on progest only pill?

Came off birth control after 10 years due to migraine aura, now have bad acne/spots on face - how can I stop them w/o going back on progest only pill?

Dermatologist : It is true that combined oral contraceptive pills can provide some benefit for acne. The best treatment though for our prescribed by dermatologist. These medications are even more effective than oral contraceptives. Consider seeing a dermatologist to evaluate your options ...Read more

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Hi, sir this is sana chandra my problem is my face is full of dark spots &pimples so please kindly requesting u to grant me suitable solution ?

Hi, sir 
this is sana chandra 
my problem is my face is full of dark spots &pimples 

so please kindly requesting u to grant me suitable solution 
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Acne: I'm going to assume this is acne and the spots are post-inflammatory pigmentation; (freckles are actually a plus). This is the 21st century & acne is treatable. I start with topical Clindamycin plus benzoyl peroxide if there are few blackheads, move to an appropriate systemic antibiotic for the person as needed. You deserve treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having lots of pimples & dark spots on my face, how can I cure this?

I'm having lots of pimples & dark spots on my face, how can I cure this?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin blisters or rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How to get a fair skin?I am 16yrs and having many pimples as well as some dark spots on my face.My skin is a oily type of skin.

How to get a fair skin?I am 16yrs and having many pimples as well as some dark spots on my face.My skin is a oily type of skin.

Get Rx: All acne can be treated effectively nowadays & being a teen is difficult enough without acne & postinflammatory pigmentation. Benzoyl peroxide for starters; your physician can add a retinoic acid derivative &/or Clindamycin topically; if the acne is on your trunk you'll probably need a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline as well. Accutane for hard cases is worth the trouble & small risk. ...Read more

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I have dark spots on my face after i get a pimple. When I have a pimple and it dissapears it leaves a scar on my chin-under my chin. What should I do?

I have dark spots on my face after i get a pimple. When I have a pimple and it dissapears it leaves a scar on my chin-under my chin. What should I do?

You have PIH: It sounds like you have post-inflammatory hyper -pigmentation. Try to minimize any inflammation such as pimples. Gentle cleansing, use of benzoyl peroxide products, plenty of sleep and a good diet and exercise will help you keep pimples under control. If you get one, do not squeeze it! you might want to consult a dermatologist for help in control and fading these spots. ...Read more

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I have pimples and dark spots on my face how can I get rid of them.

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more