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How To Get Rid Of Redness From Acne
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
Inflammation: If your acne/pimples were recent and they're just now going away after treatment, you may just still have some inflammation from your body trying to fight off the cause of the pimple in the first place...Bacteria. It may however be possible to use a topical steroid to reduce the inflammation, like Hydrocortisone which you can get over the counter. ...Read more
Facial Acne Scars: The acne should be under good control without any active acne lesions prior to treatment of scars. Acne scars may be improved by dermabrasion, laser treatments or surgical scar revision depending on the type of scar. Consult with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to learn about options. ...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?
I have sensitive, oily, acne prone skin. I also have redness on my face. I want to know how I can prevent or get rid of the redness. ?
I have black heads on my chest and some acne on my back, is there anyway to get rid of the black heads and reduce the redness of acne?
Scientific Rx: I see that you are already taking topical benzyl peroxide and minocycline. One possibility might be to add a topical retinoic acid derivative which you'll use on face and trunk. This might be in place of the benzoyl peroxide. Your physician is your best guide here. I'm sorry you ended up with scarring; if your acne become unmanageable, consider isotreinoin if offered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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