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Fade Dark Marks
Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...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
Months is common.: This is better a question directed to your dermatologist. Because there are so many different skin types there is not one simple answer to your question. Darker skinned individuals seem to require longer time for the hyperpigmentation to fade. Also, exposure to sun can delay fading as well without companion use of an appropriate sun blocker. Speak to the doctor that gave you the tretinoin. ...Read more
How to fade away the dark mark on my daughter skin?When she was 2 y.O, i used cortisone cream on small spot on her legs. Now the mark get big.
leg mark: There are thousands of reasons for "marks" on the skin, but as I am wont to say, the main advantage that a dermatologist uses his/her eyes to determine the cause of the problem, and so you need to show this spot to a dermatologist asap. ...Read more
Recently any type of wound I have after it heals leaves dark marks in it's place some are 3 or more months old should I beconcerned?
No: Some pigmentation at the site or injury is normal. It will fade with time. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Dermatologist: This sounds like "post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation" and can be common after skin injury. Usually this problem fades over time, but it can take a while. Sometimes topical steroids can cause the skin to fade and things like Retin-A can also cause fading. Seeing a dermatologist will help you determine the best course of action. Sometimes doing nothing is the best thing. ...Read more