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How To Lighten Red Spots On Face
Hyperpigmentation: There is no real way to tell you what those spots are because I do not know your racial variant or your tendency to have color in the skin as well as how goes you and your family heal from minor ones. You need to see a dermatologist and get an opinion so that these lesions might be able to be helped. ...Read more
Acne or other: Red spots due to small blood vessels under the skin are usually treated with a laser. Red spots due to inflammation may represent rosacea and is treated with topicalmedicines. It is impossible to know without seeing the spots as many other conditions are possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Unwanted red, brown: Hello Doc, A treatment options is IPL, intense light energy. Usually, you would need 5-8 treatments depending on how severe your problem is and your expectations. A topical bleaching cream may be a part of your treatment protocol. You can see a Board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist in your area. ...Read more
Dark Spots: Discuss chemical peels and laser therapy with your dermatologist. Chemical peels involve using citric acid to remove the damaged top layer of skin from the face. It will remove brown spots and even skin tone. Laser therapy uses an intense light to bring healthy red blood cells to the skin's surface. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Big picture: The key is long-term acne control. If topical benzoyl peroxid has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Post-acne pigmentation will fade on its own in a month or two at the most. If you have a black mole or something similar on your face, get it seen. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pimples Black Heads: Whatever you do, do not pick on them. The very best therapy is to check with your doctor. Your doc has a plethora of excellent medicines that are very effective to prevent and cure pimples and black heads (dark spots). Avoiding food, or eating certain foods, applying over the counter potions, lotions, or liniments, are not effective treatments. ...Read more
Many options: There are many options including using topical creams such as bleaching creams (hydroquinone, kojic acid, elure), microdermabrasion, glycolic acid peels, salicylic acid peels, chemical peels, lasers (noninvasive lasers such as ktp laser work the best with least side-effects, ruby, alexandrite, nd:yag lasers), invasive lasers (co2, erbium, fractional co2, fraxel), ipl (intense pulsed light). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydroquinone (HQ) +: I find otc hydroquinone based products generally ineffective. Prescription based hq products such as triluma can be effective in many cases of hyperpigmentation. If the hyperpigmentation is due to a deep form of melasma, however, even triluma may not be enough. In difficult cases, proven chemical peels along with rx hq based products and daily sunblock can work for many patients-see your derm md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cauterized Scars: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing the exact depth of the cauterization and why the face was cauterized. Any injury involving the full thickness of the skin should leave a permanent scar. If the outer layers of the skin were cauterized, theoretically there should be minimal scarring. ...Read more
Skin Lightener & IPL: Hydroquinone is an fda approved skin lightener. You can find it at concentrations of 1-2% over the counter. Prescription strength is usually 4-6%. May work faster/better when combined with retin-a. Ipl laser treatments and speed up the process as well. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Small pimples can be due to acne reasons, which can happen even with adults. The treatment would be acne medicines, which include benzoyl peroxide, retinoid gels, and antibiotic gels. Small pimples can also be folliculitis or other skin problems. Darkening of the skin after any rash can happen because more blood flow and more pigment can occur during healing. ...Read more
I have uneven skin tone on my face and around my neck area, pigmentation, dark spots, acne and pimples. Will Cosmelan treatment help here?
Many issues: You MUST stop your masturbation and see if this is helpful. If not, please see your primary doctor. PS: I am a bit jealous - I left Sydney in 1974 for a two year program in the USA. Could not get a passport to get back to Sydney. A trip to Sydney last year was fine and fun. ...Read more
Depends on the : cause of the marks. History & exam would be needed (at minimum) to make an accurate diagnosis and to make recommendations. ...Read more
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