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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)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more