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How To Remove Post Acne Marks
Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
Improvement in scars: Is possible, but once a scar is present, it can never be totally removed. Options for treatment depend on the age of the scars, presence of active acne, depth of scars, other skin conditions which may be present, etc. Treatments can include lasers, peels, scar revision, dermabrasion, topical treatments, etc. Seek a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist with experience in that area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Specialist work: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent using a laser, filler, or dermabrasion. Before you do this, consider whether this is what you really want. If you are a woman, most men don't care but you'll probably get a good result. If you are a man, look at the hollywood stars who have kept their acne marks to look tougher (jet li, charlie sheen, stephen segal, many others.). ...Read more
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. Avoid picking and overly drying facial products & consider a noncomedogenic concealer. ...Read more
Acne: There is not a quick way to help. You need to see your dermatologist to get the best treatment. ...Read more
I have acne marks on my cheeks they've been there for 3 months I got a chem peel but theyre still there. Pls help me remove them (affordable method)?
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Acne Scars: Yes. Avoid hydroquinone cremes. Cortisone helps. There are other ingredients to look for over-the-counter that help lighten hyperpigmentation. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (aka bearberry extract), and even vitamin c (ascorbic acid) are great alternative ingredients to look for in over-the-counter lightening creams. ...Read more
What is the best product or facewash and ointment i could use to remove excess oil , acne and acne marks?Tnx
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
I have a lot of acne marks and pimples on my back and also on my shoulders. What should I do to remove those. Thanks.?
I've got a lot of acne marks and my face is always red because of the pimples is there a good way to remove them?
How can I remove acne marks from my face? I had severe acne but that has been treated by duac gel. Now i just have the marks.
Derm consult: Very glad you got treated for the basic disease. Brown marks will fade over time. Leave them alone. It's your decision whether to keep the scars. A dermatologist can laser, abrade, fill and/or operate them. Before you decide to do this, notice how many hollywood stars have kept their scars in order to look "tough". Hoping you get what you want. Cheers. ...Read more
Iam facing a problem of lot of back acne marks on my back body.Pls suggest any ointments or body lotions are there to remove the burning black marks.?
Back acne: If you are still developing widespread acne on the back, then you should talk with your doctor about oral medications like antibiotics- usually the topical treatments are difficult to apply on such an area. If it's the acne scars you're talking about, unfortunately there's no magic cream to remove them. Sometimes laser treatment by dermatologists can help with acne scaring. I'd start there. ...Read more
How can i remove acne marks and stop pimples from coming back? I have acne pupules and oily skin.
Manage your acne: You're almost an adult. If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid haven't cleared you in two weeks, your physician will need to add prescription-strength Rx. Keep doing this until your acne remits on its own. There is nothing you can do to speed its self-curing. Dark spots can be bleached but I'd advise you not to try; depressed scars need specialist intervention. ...Read more
Do not use: Tree oil is likely to make matters worse. Let it heal naturally. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Terrible idea: Please forgive my frankness. Betamethasone can make your skin atrophy and it won't help at all. Red and brown post-acne marks need to fade on their own. The acute lesions will probably be made worse by the betamethasone. Scientific acne rx starts with benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, and if this does not clear you, getting prescription-strength rx from your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
Terrible idea: The redness and hyperpigmentation that follow acne lesions are basically something that you need to allow to fade. Betamethasone will make your new lesions worse and make you more prone to acne, and suppress you ability to fight the microbes; it can also cause atrophy of your face, disfiguring you. Plus, you're using a prescription drug improperly. Your physician can advise you on acne control. ...Read more
Terrible idea: Betamethasone is a steroid that can make your skin atrophy. Neomycin is an antibiotic for microbes that are already gone. Your red acne marks are new blood vessels repairing the damage -- don't try to remove them. Brown pigmented lesions are best left alone or if you must, try a skin bleach. Please get with your physician if your acne is not under control. Best wishes. ...Read more
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