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How can I fade acne marks within 2 weeks?

How can I fade acne marks within 2 weeks?

Don't try: Red marks can't be changed and they are necessary for healing. If you try to depigment the brown spots, you're likely to disfigure yourself. The key is to keep new lesions from forming. Acne needs to be managed until it self-cures. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. ...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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Does clindamycin phosphate gel fade acne marks?

Does clindamycin phosphate gel fade acne marks?

No: It will help keep you from getting new lesions. It is best used in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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Does triluma helps fade dark acne marks?

Does triluma helps fade dark acne marks?

Probably: This is an excellent bleaching cream that can be used anywhere from 1 day a week 2 more often if it does not dry out your skin. It may take several weeks to work and should be used at night. You should wear a sunscreen on top of any acne medicine that you were using because the sun will make the spots remaining darker longer. Any topical acne cream that has a retinoid in it will also help lighten. ...Read more

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What can I use to help fade old acne marks on my face im using epiduro an finacea but they only helped a little what else can I use to help them fade?

What can I use to help fade old acne marks on my face im using epiduro an finacea but they only helped a little what else can I use to help them fade?

I have had success: There is nothing easy. However, if you are willing to deal with the recovery and possible risks, undermining the depressed scars, injecting fat and then doing an ablative skin treatment has been shown to work well. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tretinoin cream to fade post acne marks?

How long does it take for tretinoin cream to fade post acne marks?

ACNE SCARS: When you apply retin a (tretinoin) to take out scars of acne, your face will tighten, sometimes red and irritated. Then it will start peeling off the marks of acne and will smoothen the skin. Try putting moisturizers to avoid dryness. ...Read more

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I've used hydroquinone for awhile to fade my acne mark in between my eyebrows. But it doesn't seem to work at all! Any advice?

I've used hydroquinone for awhile to fade my acne mark in between my eyebrows. But it doesn't seem to work at all! Any advice?

FADING ACNE MARKS: IF YOU BOUGHT THE HYDROQUINONE OVER THE COUNTER, WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION, IT'S ONLY 2 PERCENT ACTIVE INGREDIENT. TRY TO GET YOUR DOCTOR TO WRITE YOU A PRESCRIPTION FOR 4 PERCENT. THAT MAY WORK. IT'S A BIT PRICEY THOUGH . . . ...Read more

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Can I use lemon juice to fade acne post marks?

Can I use lemon juice to fade acne post marks?

It won't work: Let them fade naturally and do what you must to keep new lesions from forming. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you are old enough to make an appointment with a competent physician for prescription-strength remedies. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, serious, chronic disease that's always manageable, and you deserve effective treatment, not made-up internet stuff. ...Read more

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Will tea tree oil help fade post acne blemish marks?

Will  tea tree oil help fade post acne blemish marks?

No: No scar can be completely removed. Tree oil is a mild antibiotic and has a limited effect against mild acne in the acute stage, and is less irritating than other over-the-counter preparations. For old scars, dermatologists have dermabrasion, lasers and more, and some hollywood men have cultivated the scars for the "tough guy" look. ...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