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Hyperpigmentation Acne Scars
Possibly: Depending on the amount of time since the scars developed, they might fade with time. Otherwise, hydroquinone based creams, sometimes combined with retin-a, may be helpful, although these also take time. Finally, laser based treatments might be effective. Check with your local plastic surgeon or dermatologist for options. ...Read more
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
Acne scars: There are two causes of the the hyper pigmentation in acne scars. First is the the actual dark spot left by the inflammation at stimulated the melanocytes. Second, is the erythema, the redness of the inflammatory process. Sunscreen will help both of the processes. The first may also require hydoquione, retin a, kojic acid, chemical peels, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
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
Yes: yes It can help some but not a lot ...Read more
Combo treatments: Acne scarring and hyperpigmentation often occur together. Once the inflammatory acne is under control ,topical 2% salicylic acid can conditions skin and reduce pigmentation. Microabrasion with claisonic brush, medical grade microdermabrasion , micro needling , or stronger chemical peels are options to discuss with a specialist. E-matrix and fraxel lasers can also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help for Acne Scars: Dark spot or hyperpigmentation from acne is addressed by three things ideally, tretinoin to exfoliate, hydroquinone to lighten (i prefer 4%) and ipl to ablate the pigment in the lesions. Then sunblock always, always, always. Repeat. Scarring can be mild to deep and severe. Fractional ablation for mild scarring, deep scars may require full ablation or excision. ...Read more
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