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Hi Doc! Whats a good facial cleanser to help remove red acne marks/ post infammatory hyperpigmentation marks. The marks have been a problem . Thanks?

Hi Doc! Whats a good facial cleanser to help remove red acne marks/ post infammatory hyperpigmentation marks. The marks have been a problem . Thanks?

Basically you can't: I'm sorry. These are going to need to resolve on their own. A hydroquinone bleach may help the brown spots, but nothing will help with the red spots. You're an adult now and I'm sorry that you acne wasn't managed aggressively when you were younger. Take charge of its care until it remits on its own. If benzoyl peroxide isn' enough, your physician can Rx stronger medicine. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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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?

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?

Acne treatment: There are various options -- otc: you can try salicylic acid cleansers and topical benzoyl peroxide gels. If you visit a dermatologist , there are many many more treatments that can be offered. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tea tree oil to remove post inflammatory red acne marks? Thanks!

How long does it take for tea tree oil to remove post inflammatory red acne marks? Thanks!

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

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How do I reduce redness on post acne marks ?

How do I reduce redness on post acne marks ?

New treatments: see a specialist in skin or anti-aging. For example I offer skin treatments using a cutting edge treatment called platelet rich plasma and micro needling. This is basically the same treatment as in the Vampire Facelift and it works GREAT on acne scarring. ...Read more

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Can using ice remove redness from acne?

Can using ice remove redness from acne?

Won't help: The redness that follows the healing of an acne lesion isn't going to go away except with time. Keep your acne under control with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, or if this does not clear you in two weeks, with whatever your physician can add or substitute. ...Read more

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How can I remove the redness of a popped acne?

Time: Please give it time to heal. You may use cosmetics to hide the redness. ...Read more

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Please answer! what products really do reduce appearance/remove acne redness?

Please answer! what products really do reduce appearance/remove acne redness?

Scientific Rx: The redness that stays for several weeks after an acne lesion begins to regress cannot be treated effectively. It's the new blood vessels growing into the area for healing of the damaged connective tissue. Acne needs to be managed so that new lesions do not form. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for an added Rx. ...Read more

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Will iodine remove the redness of acne?

Will iodine remove the redness of acne?

Acne Redness: Iodine will not remove the redness of acne but will leave your skin an orange color. There are two otc products that can help: mederma and kelocote.Step 3 spot check any remaining redness with a drop of redness-relief eye drops. These eye drops will also remove the redness but this is only temporary. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC topical drug to remove redness after acnes ? My face is have always redness of already eliminated acnes what's the solution ?

What is the best OTC topical drug to remove redness after acnes ? My face is have always redness of already eliminated acnes what's the solution ?

Depends: How long has it been since the ance disappeared ? You may need something more aggressive like chemical peels to get rid of the layers little by little as at times the ted spots can turn into permanent dark spots. You could try a low strength of hydro quinine but we usually reserve this medication for the darker spots and not the red ones. Be sure you keep moisturizing well! ...Read more

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What is best to use after a month of oratane to remove dark spots and redness. Oratane has reduced acne a lot.

What is best to use after a month of oratane to remove dark spots and redness. Oratane has reduced acne a lot.

Moisturizer: A really good quality moisturizer as Isotretinoin (oratane) really dries out your skin and can cause the changes you are describing as well. ...Read more

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Why don't my red acne marks go away?

Why don't my red acne marks go away?

Takes months: They are granulation tissue and the new blood vessels haven't acquired the ability to constrict or been removed as the new dense connective tissue replaces the area where the skin was destroyed by the infection. I trust you are managing your acne now and that you'll work with your physicain as needed. ...Read more

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What to do with red acne marks that has been in the skin for a long time?

What to do with red acne marks that has been in the skin for a long time?

Remove it: you can have your doctor remove it or shave it or burn it,all office procedure. or you apply make up on it and live with it. ...Read more

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I am covered in post red acne marks and I have no idea how to fade them, any ideas?

I am covered in post red acne marks and I have no idea how to fade them, any ideas?

Manage acute disease: The red spots are areas where new vessels are forming to heal after the old lesions. There's nothing you can do about them. What you can do is start managing your illness so you don't get new lesions. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Any good concealers for a guy to hide red cheeks and a few red acne marks without breaking me out ? Im a guy

Any good concealers for a guy to hide red cheeks and a few red acne marks without breaking me out ? Im a guy

Consider wearing: A facial mask (joke!). Hopefully these links would be of help. There are no guarantees that these concealers won't make ur acne flare up. Best wishes! http://www.examiner.com/list/top-5-concealers-for-acne-and-acne-scars http://www.Progressivehealth.Com/acne-herbal-remedies.Htm. http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/daily/tips/skin-care-tips.htm. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can a gp prescribe for red acne marks?

I'm curious as to what can a gp prescribe for red acne marks?

Scientific Rx: Post-acne redness isn't treatable. Let it fade on its own. The key is to keep new lesions from forming until the illness eventually remits. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of post red acne marks?

Control the illness: The red lesions are new vessels supplying the sites where the damage from the lesions is healing. They fade after a few weeks. What you really need to be doing is controlling new lesions. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor red acne marks/ scars?

Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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Hi! Any soaps ypu can recommend to help face stubborn red acne marks? thanks in advance

Hi! Any soaps ypu can recommend to help face stubborn  red acne marks? thanks in advance

No, but: depending on the cause of the marks (?inflammatory acne, scarring, pigmentation change after inflammation) there are different options - usually a topical Rx medicine, not a soap. Needs MD visit ...Read more

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Any products for red post acne marks after i finished accutane? I understand peels and micro are a no no, but anything i can do?

Any products for red  post acne marks after i finished accutane? I understand peels and micro are a no no, but anything i can do?

Just be glad: Truth be told, everybody is so happy to see the good results you got that nobody cares about the red marks, which will fade in a few months. Congratulations on staying the course. You may eventually need to repeat it and/or take other milder medicines to keep your disease at bay. But you will no longer have to worry about failing a job interview because of your acne. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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