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Can you tell me how to get rid of dark spots on face caused by pimples?

Can you tell me how to get rid of dark spots on face caused by pimples?

Pigment &/or shadow: Pimples result in a breakdown of the skin and cause a scar. Any scar can get hyperpigmented, i.e. darker, for six months and sunscreen of spf 15 or greater helps to protect against the pigment changes. Chemical lightners help.The scar can also have a depression from the plane of the surrounding skin. When light reflects off of the scar, it appears darker & resurfacing methods help to even scar. ...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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What can I use to get rid of dark spots on my face from acne?

What can I use to get rid of dark spots on my face from acne?

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

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How to get rid of very dark spots on your face caused by acne?

How to get rid of very dark spots on your face caused by acne?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Topical steroid creams applied initially can help reduce inflammation and prevent excessive discoloration. ...Read more

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I have mild acne only on my cheeks on my face and mixed with dark spots. How could i get rid of them both ?

I have mild acne only on my cheeks on my face and mixed with dark spots. How could i get rid of them both ?

Acne and dark spots: There are medications that treat both acne lesions and dark spots, like retinoids, benzoyl peroxides and azelaic acid. All of these can be irritating so start them slowly at twice a week and gradually increase to once a day. Irritation from acne treatments can by itself produce dark spots, so slower is better. ...Read more

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My face is completely clear of acne but I have dark spots on my face from where it used to be. How can I get rid of them quickly?

My face is completely clear of acne but I have dark spots on my face from where it used to be. How can I get rid of them quickly?

Hydroquinone: A bleach containing this quinone may help, but use it sparingly. The spots will fade on their own. If you have just cleared recently, you may be able to stay clear with topical benzoyl peroxide for a time, or a wash containing salicylic acid. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of dark acne spots ?

How do you get rid of dark acne spots ?

Many options: Using topical bleaching creams, retin-a, retinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid can help. Also important to avoid sun exposure which would intensify the dark spots. If topicals don't work, then turn to your doctor to get a procedure such as lasers (noninvasive lasers work best on pigment with less side-effects), ipl, chemical peel, glycolic or salicylic acid peel, microdermabrasion. ...Read more

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What helps get rid of dark spots from acne?

What helps get rid of dark spots from acne?

Time: They fade by themselves in a few weeks. I trust your acne is being controlled now -- if topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician's prescription-strength rx will handle it. A topical hydroquinone bleach applied skilfully can make the pigment less visible, but it's probably not worth the trouble. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of dark spots left from acne?

What can I do to get rid of dark spots left from acne?

Early salicylic late: Early on, salicylic a i'd preparations may limit inflammation which can produce hyperpigmentation. Late pigmentation can be treated with bleaching agents such as hydroquinone in combination with a retinoid and steroid. Alternatively, som chemical peels or fractionated laser treatments can also produce nice results. ...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