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Fade Acne Marks Fast
Acne: There is not a quick way to help. You need to see your dermatologist to get the best treatment. ...Read more
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
I have acne and used to have big zits, now I only have clogged pores and dark acne marks... Could you tell me how to get rid of them fast.. I am mostly concerned about the dark marks...
I have acne (only mild)I got some benzoyl proxide 10% and it just drys out my skin. Need an alterntive that works fast that leaves blemish free skin?
Benzoyl Peroxide: Most acne products tend to be drying. I generally recommend applying an oil-free moisturizer with sunscreen after use, especially during the day. If this does not help, try using it every other day or decreasing to a milder strength. For markedly irritated skin you may need to stop the product and follow up with your provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fast zit zapping: If you have a big event coming up and need to get rid of a pimple fast, go see your primary doc or derm. He or she can inject a corticosteroid directly to the pimple and it will get better-usually within 24 hours. My favorite steroid to use is kenalog (triamcinolone). Keep in mind this should be reserved for emergencies, not used on a regular basis. The best pimple treatment, as always, is prevention :). ...Read more
Specialist work: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent using a laser, filler, or dermabrasion. Before you do this, consider whether this is what you really want. If you are a woman, most men don't care but you'll probably get a good result. If you are a man, look at the hollywood stars who have kept their acne marks to look tougher (jet li, charlie sheen, stephen segal, many others.). ...Read more
Laser / Aesthetics: Laser therapy is very good at reducing scarring from acne - but specific lasers and a knowledgeable technician/physician is most important so as not to worsen the scarring... Sometimes - depending on skin type and type of scarring - other aesthetic treatments can help with decreasing the look of scars too... Good luck! ...Read more
See your physician: It depends on the depth of the scars and how much you have, also if there's more discoloration involved and if still with active acne. Using a noncomedogenic sunblock everyday will help prevent further discoloration. Retinoid products are known to reduce scarring over time but the most effective ones are by prescription. Glycolic acid may also help. See your physician for the best options for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer