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How to get rid of dark spots?

How to get rid of dark spots?

Really depends: On what's causing your dark spots. Some spots are related to pigmented lesions like moles, others are from sun damage, or after inflammation, or related to hormonal changes. The ideal way to treat a "dark spot" really does require some understanding of what's causing them. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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How to get rid of dark spots on stomach?

How to get rid of dark spots on stomach?

Type of lesion: Needs to be accurately diagnosed before a treatment plan can be proposed. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dark spots on skin?

How can I get rid of dark spots on skin?

Combination Therapy: Combination therapy is the best way to get rid of dark spots. This means using a prescription retinoid and fade creams. Chemical peels and laser are also very effective. Sunblock is also critical. Dermatologists specialize in removing dark spots. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples and black marks due to pimples.?

How to get rid of pimples and black marks due to pimples.?

See below: Try washing your face multiple times a day with soap and water. If that does not control pimples, see your doctor for a course of antibiotics. To control pigmentation, try using sun screen or find another way to avoid sun exposure. Both problems will subside with time. ...Read more

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How to get rid of red spots on legs after shaving?

How to get rid of red spots on legs after shaving?

Try this: Try using a different shaving cream for sensitive skin and get a razor for sensitive skin also. It is best to shave your legs after taking a bath of hot shower as the pores open up and the legs would be most susceptible to a close shave. Be sure to clean your razor often and or use disposable sensitive ones. God luck. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bad dark spots and pimples?

How can I get rid of bad dark spots and pimples?

Acne: Keep the skin clean and dry. Using benzoyl peroxide can keep the pores unclogged. It also has a bleaching action (especially on hair and towels!). Don't scratch or squeeze pimples. Consider a home facial. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of dark spots and acne on armpits?

Armpit acne: Hard to treat. Might be hidradenitis. See a derm for antibiotcs and a lotion that may help. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red pigmentation spots on face?

How can I get rid of red pigmentation spots on face?

Laser tx: Most of the time red spots on the face are hemangiomas or capillaries and are often well treated with lasers. Other conditions are possible such as actinic keratoses, skin cancers, or acne. I recommend having the lesions evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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How to get rid of black spots?

How to get rid of black spots?

Spots?: Need a bit more information like where? Blackheads, pimples, sun marks. Please be more specific. ...Read more

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How to get rid of spots or blemishes?

How to get rid of spots or blemishes?

Acne Treatment: There are many over the counter options to try. In general, you need one medication to kill bacteria, like benzoyl peroxide, and a second medication to help unplug your pores, like salicylic acid. There are also many prescription treatments if these fail. Hormonal therapy can work as well, like birth control pills or spironolactone. In severe cases, Accutane is another option. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my spots and acne scars?

How to get rid of my spots and acne scars?

Manage your acne: Depressed scars can only be managed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with special equipment. Post-inflammatory red and/or brown spots are best left alone; the redness is new vessels for healing. Better late than never -- start treating your acne effectively. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in 2 weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark spots caused by pimples?

How to get rid of dark spots caused by pimples?

PIH: Post inflammatory pigmentation (pih) is very common after acne, especially in people who tan easily or have darker skin. I like using azeleic acid in this case. Fading creams like hydroquinone can also be helpful. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars and red spots ?

How to get rid of acne scars and red spots ?

Red spots first: First, you need to get control of the acne (red spots): use otc benzyl peroxide and salicylic acid wash. If that doesnt work, talk to yoir derm. Depending on the size, depth and number of scars you can consider peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. Seek consultation with a good dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne spots?

How to get rid of acne spots?

Depends on type: If it is pigmented scar you may use hydroquinone a popular skin lightner.Other creams used are cortisone creams to reduce inflammation.Over the counter kojik acid, arbutin(bearberry extract)vitamin c but if there are atrophic acne scars with indentations than either laser therapy or fillers done by dermatologists will help.Lsers are preferable and long lasting, while fillers needs to be redone often. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of spots after shaving?

How can I get rid of spots after shaving?

Shaving spots: Ingrown Hairs- A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. For secondary infections your physician may recommend oral or topical antibiotics. ...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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How to get rid of red spots of acne instantly.. ?

How to get rid of red spots of acne instantly.. ?

Cosmetics: Other than cosmetics, there's no way to get rid of acne instantly. There are many topical preparations (eg, Benzaclin, (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) Evoclin, or even spot treatment with salicylic acid) which can help fairly rapidly as well as (in more severe cases) an oral form of Clindamycin (or Accutane) can be prescribed to help. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist about what might be most appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dark spots on my face?

How can I get rid of dark spots on my face?

Dermatologist: Hi, you could see dermatologist, there are lotions and also laser available depending on the cause of the dark spots. Best of luck. ...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

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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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more