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Home Remedy For Dark Spots From Acne On Face
Get real Rx: Being a young man is hard enough without pimples and even harder if somebody has told you "home remedies / natural" is better. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't done the job, your physician can write for a retinoic acid derivative (great if there's lot of blackheads) &/or topical clindamycin; you're likely eventually to need a systemic antibiotic & if severe, consider accutane. Good luck. ...Read more
I have many dark spots on face due to acne. Suggest me any medicine for dark spot removal on face.
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
Acne pigmentation: Other options for the scarring and hyperpigmentation include using an erbium fractional laser (without using the coag component-keep heat low!). That said, a series of tca peels often yields great results at a much lower price, but longer time is required. The dark spots can often also be treated with ipl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have acne and dark spots on my face.I tried lemon to remove dark spots.I am using neutrogena acne free facewash.How to remove pimples and darkspots?
Scientific Rx: I'm sorry you were misled by the foolish business with the lemon, which is worthless. You're a grown man and need to take charge of your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (try 5% 2x/day) hasn't cleared the pimples in 2 weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. The post-inflammatory pigment fades on its on after several weeks, or try hydroquinone sparingly. ...Read more
Avoid sun: that's itGet a more detailed answer ›
Hydroquinone: A very common treatment for unwanted pigment is hydroquinone. However, remember that even if it works you still have to use sunscreen. The dark spots can come back if you don't. Retinoids can also help to fade skin pigment but they can also be a little irritating and cause some peeling. Seeing a dermatologist will help you come up with the right treatment for you. ...Read more
Tons!: There are tons of home remedies out there, the problem is nobody knows if they work because they are not typically studied.Seeking help from a plastic surgeon or dermatologist is best. Products that patients have tried and say "work" include Manuka Honey Masks, and a green tea mask. Both of these are used in skin care products so it makes sense they might help on their own. Ever think about Botox? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a few breakouts on face and chin that left me with dark spots after. Currently using Epiduo for the acne. In need of OTC med to fade dark spots?
Do blue & red light acne masks work for red acne scars? The marks that are left behind on fair skin tones?
Plan: You can try. But better to consult with dermatologist or cosmetologist. If you will overdo with skin it may leave scar for ever. ...Read more
My face is oily.I've many blackheads, black spots and pots on face coz of severe acne problem.Now acne don't appear much.Please suggest to overcome it.
Scientific Rx: You are already on topical benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. If there are many blackheads, adding / substitution a retinoic acid derivative may help. If the new lesions are few, you probably don't want systemic treatment. It's your decision whether to have the scars treated by a dermatologist; several hollywood "tough guys" kept theirs for the "tough guy" look. Glad things are improving. ...Read more
Topical bleach: This postinflammatory pigmentation is temporary, and if you have patience and a steady hand you can try using a skin bleach within a quinone. Most people, including those you might be interested in dating, couldn't care less about the brown spots. It's your call. ...Read more
Varies: Dark spots after acne is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). It can be treated with peels (mini & full melange peel), lasers, & good skin care products with hydroquinone, vitamin c which are depigmenting and Retin-A which is exfoliating. Superficial microderm and peels will not penetrate deep enough if the scars have been there for a long time but are fine if they are relatively new. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have uneven skin tone on my face and around my neck area, pigmentation, dark spots, acne and pimples. Will Cosmelan treatment help here?
Many issues: You MUST stop your masturbation and see if this is helpful. If not, please see your primary doctor. PS: I am a bit jealous - I left Sydney in 1974 for a two year program in the USA. Could not get a passport to get back to Sydney. A trip to Sydney last year was fine and fun. ...Read more
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