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How To Get Rid Of Acne Red Marks
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
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
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
Manage it: Acne cannot be cured. Red post-acne lesions must heal on their own. You must manage it until it remits on its own. It is unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle and only marginally to diet. No "pop" cure works. Anyone telling you otherwise is lying. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add a prescription-strength rx. ...Read more
I do not want to get embarrassed once everyone sees my acne. Is there any tricks or ways to get rid of acne/redness fast?
Acne scar treatment: For shallow acne scarring, dermabrasion and co2 lasers can help smooth the skin. For deeper scarring, excision of the scars followed by closure with stitches is usually required. If redness is secondary to an acne outbreak, treating the outbreak should resolve it. For chronic redness, first see a dermatologist as you may have a treatable rash. Otherwise, hydroquinone cream can lighten the skin. ...Read more
Serious Rx: Red marks after acne lesions, and depressed scars that persist indefinitely, can't be treated by anything available to you. The red is your skin healing. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon has fillers, lasers or microsurgery for scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated keeps most new lesions at bay; you physician can add a supplemental Rx if required. ...Read more
Get serious Rx: I'm sorry your acne has been neglected up to this point. Acne bad enough to leave scars requires prescription-strength rx and you need to get with your physician. The red marks fade in a few months; depressed scars can be made less visible by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with filler, laser, or microsurgery. ...Read more
Facial redness: It can help, but other moisturizers are also available you might try coconut oil. ...Read more
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