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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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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 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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more