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How do I reduce redness on post acne marks ?

How do I reduce redness on post acne marks ?

New treatments: see a specialist in skin or anti-aging. For example I offer skin treatments using a cutting edge treatment called platelet rich plasma and micro needling. This is basically the same treatment as in the Vampire Facelift and it works GREAT on acne scarring. ...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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Why don't my red acne marks go away?

Why don't my red acne marks go away?

Takes months: They are granulation tissue and the new blood vessels haven't acquired the ability to constrict or been removed as the new dense connective tissue replaces the area where the skin was destroyed by the infection. I trust you are managing your acne now and that you'll work with your physicain as needed. ...Read more

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What to do with red acne marks that has been in the skin for a long time?

What to do with red acne marks that has been in the skin for a long time?

Remove it: you can have your doctor remove it or shave it or burn it,all office procedure. or you apply make up on it and live with it. ...Read more

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I am covered in post red acne marks and I have no idea how to fade them, any ideas?

I am covered in post red acne marks and I have no idea how to fade them, any ideas?

Manage acute disease: The red spots are areas where new vessels are forming to heal after the old lesions. There's nothing you can do about them. What you can do is start managing your illness so you don't get new lesions. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Hi! Any soaps ypu can recommend to help face stubborn red acne marks? thanks in advance

Hi! Any soaps ypu can recommend to help face stubborn  red acne marks? thanks in advance

No, but: depending on the cause of the marks (?inflammatory acne, scarring, pigmentation change after inflammation) there are different options - usually a topical Rx medicine, not a soap. Needs MD visit ...Read more

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Any good concealers for a guy to hide red cheeks and a few red acne marks without breaking me out ? Im a guy

Any good concealers for a guy to hide red cheeks and a few red acne marks without breaking me out ? Im a guy

Consider wearing: A facial mask (joke!). Hopefully these links would be of help. There are no guarantees that these concealers won't make ur acne flare up. Best wishes! http://www.examiner.com/list/top-5-concealers-for-acne-and-acne-scars http://www.Progressivehealth.Com/acne-herbal-remedies.Htm. http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/daily/tips/skin-care-tips.htm. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can a gp prescribe for red acne marks?

I'm curious as to what can a gp prescribe for red acne marks?

Scientific Rx: Post-acne redness isn't treatable. Let it fade on its own. The key is to keep new lesions from forming until the illness eventually remits. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of post red acne marks?

Control the illness: The red lesions are new vessels supplying the sites where the damage from the lesions is healing. They fade after a few weeks. What you really need to be doing is controlling new lesions. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor red acne marks/ scars?

What are good home remediesfor red acne marks/ scars?

Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...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