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Fade Acne Marks
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
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
No: I have never heard of any evidence to prove that this is true. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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