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How To Get Rid Acne Marks
They won't work: Listen, friend. You're 19 years old and about to start up professional life. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that will be a major liability if you don't start taking care of it. If you're using only a topical antibiotic, it'll fail unless you also use topical benzoyl peroxide or something else. Let your physician, not some internet anti-science stuff, manage your illness. ...Read more
Acne: You can use various fade creams/dark spot removers and over time may see some improvement. Consistency with use of any product is key. Nothing will work overnight. More importantly, address the acne itself, in order to prevent future outbreaks and subsequent scarring. Seek medical attention/advice. ...Read more
I am 33 and stills suffer from acne. I have red marks on my face where breakouts used to be. Any suggestions on how to get rid of acne and marks?
Go see Dermatologist: Your family doctor can refer you to a dermatologist if s/he isn't comfortable offering you various anti-acne options. The dermatologist should have various ways to help smooth out your skin & less your acne scars. Be prepared to use 2 forms of contraception & get monthly pregnancy testing if you want to consider Isotretinoin aka accutane, which causes birth defects, thus need for birth control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get help: I'm sorry your acne wasn't managed when it could have been. Red marks fade on their own in months. You can't do a thing to speed the process. Brown marks also fade and you can try a bleach but that may make things messier. There is nothing you can do about the depressed scars, but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a filler, microsurgery or laser. Best wishes. ...Read more
Let them fade: I do see that you are being treated for seborrhea with ketoconazole, and also for acne Clindamycin monotherapy. It's a serious mistake to treat acne just with an antibiotic without topical benzoyl peroxide or some similar medication. Better management of your active acne will make the question of red and dark spots after acne moot. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Depends on the "mark: If these are only red and not depressed they will sometimes resolve naturally. The the marks are scars treatment depends on the nature of the scar. Depressec smooth scars respond to saline injections, laser resurfacing or fillers. Thickened red areas may do best with lasers or injectible cortisone. Evaluation by your dermatologist is the best idea. ...Read more
Need a specialist: Nothing that you or an ordinary physician can do will help. Some folks don't mind the scars, and some movie stars actually cultivate them to play tough-guy roles. Dermatologists can do dermabrasion, microsurgery, laser resurfacing, or temporary fillers. I'm sorry this happened to you, and i wish you luck in your search for what you want. ...Read more
No easy fix: You need to manage your acne to prevent new lesions. If you have hesitated to get your acne treated effectively because of a preference for "natural" remedies, the retinoic acid derivatives and antibiotics that are mainstays of management are Mother Nature's gifts. The red spots are healing and cannot be altered. Don't try too hard to bleach the brown spots or it may make a mess. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Acne marks: Try using virgin coconut oil, but it may be several weeks before you see results ...Read more
Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more
No simple rx: Acne is a complex disease with no single treatment although acciutane foes enjoy tremendous popularity as the single most effective treatment. There are numerous treatment regimens that may be subjected to in order to evaluate the single best individualized treatment. Similarly scarring may be addressed with creams, injections, lasers, surgery and much more. ...Read more
Acne scar treatments: A variety of approaches are necessary to improve not remove acne scars. Specific therapy is dependent on the type of scars and skin type. Potential therapies include subcision, cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion, laser and other treatments, including prp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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