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Is there a good way to make redness/darkness from acne go away?

Is there a good way to make redness/darkness from acne go away?

Prevent new lesions: The red is new blood vessels that you need to heal the injured tissue. The post-inflammatory pigment will fade in a few weeks or months and you can disfigure yourself by trying to remove it. The key is disease control. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Does acne go away after it present itself in the age of 20? Or redness of skin?

Does acne go away after it present itself in the age of 20?  Or redness of skin?

Usually is outgrown: Acne is related to hormones that start to be made at puberty in boys and girls. The hormones stimulate the oil gland, sebaceous gland, to become large and active, to produce alot of oil and often a bad, thick kind of oil, sebum. The first acne are little clogges pores, whiteheads and black heads, buf often the acne gets bigger and inflammed over time. Many people end acne at age 20 but not all. ...Read more

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I need help with my acne. I have bumps all over my forehead and they are my skin colour; they just won't go away. I have redness and itchy skin HELP!

I need help with my acne. I have bumps all over my forehead and they are my skin colour; they just won't go away. I have redness and itchy skin HELP!

See Dermatologist: Until then keep face clean and dry, do not squeeze the pimples. Need to be seen. Have you tried any treatments before? If yes, what? Best to be seen and asked a lot of questions before giving a treatment? ...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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How long does the dark and red spots from acne to go away?

How long does the dark and red spots from acne to go away?

Already answered: But to recap it can take weeks to months, and sometimes red spots can leave scars so the sooner you treat the better, see derm for LED treatments and laser to treat red spots and lighteners for dark spots ...Read more

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Hi, I gave had acne breakouts for about a month now and when they are finally starting to go away I'm left with red marks all over my face.how can i l?

Hi, I gave had acne breakouts for about a month now and when they are finally starting to go away I'm left with red marks all over my face.how can i l?

Manage your acne: You are not going to be able to do a thing about the red marks until they fade on their own in a few months. Use benzoyl peroxide daily to prevent new breakouts and have a chat with your physician as well. ...Read more

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Hi so I've been suffering acne for a while now they go away but it leaves a red mark how do I get rid of them?

Hi so I've been suffering acne for a while now they go away but it leaves a red mark how do I get rid of them?

Time: Red marks are a sign of immaturity in a scar. Wait, wait, wait and then be patient. All red marks will generally return to normal skin color with time (6 months to 1 year). ...Read more

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My acne is gone my skin is smooth but I have dots that are brown somewhat red spot were the acne was what can it be and how can I make that go away?

My acne is gone my skin is smooth but I have dots that are brown somewhat red spot were the acne was what can it be and how can I make that go away?

Hyper pigmentation : Or it could be acne scars. Depends on what you did to make the acne go away. You can try a chemical peel or a skin lightening agent. This needs to be looked at to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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I was prescribed acretin for my acne after 3 days use my face turned red and started peeling, how much does it take to go away if I stopped using it?

I was prescribed acretin for my acne after 3 days use my face turned red and started peeling, how much does it take to go away if I stopped using it?

Normal Reaction: This is a typical reaction when someone begins using a topical retinoid for the first time. I often recommend using the medicine every other day or every third day for the first couple weeks until your body gets used to it. In addition, make sure to always use moisturizer after applying the medicine, it can help with some dryness caused by it. ...Read more

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I have these little red bumps on my chest that resemble acne, but aren't. They usually appear after showers, but won't go away now. What are they?!?

I have these little red bumps on my chest that resemble acne, but aren't. They usually appear after showers, but won't go away now. What are they?!?

Read up on...: Cholinergic urticaria. See if this is what you have. If I'm way off, please forgive me, write back with more details & maybe one of us can make an educated guess -- though diagnosing rashes without seeing them is a challenge. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of those red marks that acne leaves on my face? They take too long to go away

How can I get rid of those red marks that acne leaves on my face? They take too long to go away

Fade with time: Your marks will fade with time. Make sure to wear sunscreen every morning since sun can cause darkening of the face and make red marks more pronounce. Talk to your doctor about chemical peels and possibly using Retin-A to make scarring less pronounced. ...Read more

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I have acne-like bumps on my forehead and they won't seem to go away no matter what I do! They are tiny and not red and hard to pop?

I have acne-like bumps on my forehead and they won't seem to go away no matter what I do! They are tiny and not red and hard to pop?

ACNE PUSTULAR: Pustular acne may trait purse of oral antibiotics like doxycycline and topical evoclin foam/AZELEX. You need an exam and labs. Follow up with your doctor ...Read more

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I have gotten a burning rash that is red from using dual for acne and I was wondering what will help the rash go away. I have taken an anti histamine?

I have gotten a burning rash that is red from using dual for acne and I was wondering what will help the rash go away. I have taken an anti histamine?

Hydrocortisone: If the irritation is intolerable, try topical hydrocortisone cream for a few days to calm the skin down. This is mostly an irritant reaction. ...Read more

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I have bumps that look like acne on my back that go away for years now also I have big red bumps on my neck that away an bumps on my neck are painful?

I have bumps that look like acne on my back that go away for years now also I have big red bumps on my neck that away an bumps on my neck are painful?

Cystic Acne: Nodulocystic acne sufferers develop nodules as well as cysts. Nodules are hard, painful lumps under the skin's surface. Much larger than papules, nodules form deep within the skin and take a long time to heal. Treatment is with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can I use mebo cream on inflmmation caused by acne medications they are like red blotches on my forehead that don't go away on their own?

Can I use mebo cream on inflmmation caused by acne medications they are like red blotches on my forehead that don't go away on their own?

NO: This is a natural burn medication- not used for acne.
Call your dermatologist:
http://www.moh.gov.my/attachments/8120.pdf ...Read more

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I have acne around my mouth and chin that is sensitive and won't go away and blackheads all over my face. I have red dots on the side of my mouth too.

I have acne around my mouth and chin that is sensitive and won't go away and blackheads all over my face. I have red dots on the side of my mouth too.

Perioral Dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis is a facial rash that causes bumps to develop around the mouth.
The condition is most commonly seen in young women (90% of cases), but it can affect men as well.
Treatment is with prescription oral antibiotics like Solodyn (minocycline) or Doryx and topicals like Ziana or Epiduo. ...Read more

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Hi, I have awful acne that is very sensitive and won't go away, I also have red spots on my chin and around my mouth, nothing works, what should I do?

Hi, I have awful acne that is very sensitive and won't go away, I also have red spots on my chin and around my mouth, nothing works, what should I do?

Get it manged: You're using benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Stop the witch hazel. You're one of the 50% of young people who will need a physician's prescription-strength Rx. You're old enough to consent for the oral contraceptive pill, a topical or systemic antibiotic, spironolacton, or Isotretinoin should you require the latter medication. ...Read more

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I never had acne at all growing up. For the last two months I've had small red bumps on my nose to my forehead in one patch that doesn't go away?

I never had acne at all growing up. For the last two months I've had small red bumps on my nose to my forehead in one patch that doesn't go away?

Acne: Acne can happen at any age, not just adolescence. A dermatologist can give your recommendations on treatment if over the counter products are not working. ...Read more

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Upper outer ear (skin, not inside/canal) suddenly red and throbbing. Can this be like acne or a clogged pore? Can I presume it will go away soon?

Upper outer ear (skin, not inside/canal) suddenly red and throbbing.  Can this be like acne or a clogged pore?  Can I presume it will go away soon?

Yes: Can be related to Acne pimple or other possible infection. Using topical acne cream twice a day along with hot compress several times a day may help. If no improvement or worse in the next 2 to 3 days, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Need tips for removing acne/reducing redness?

Need tips for removing acne/reducing redness?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease the redness of my acne?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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I have really bad acne and redness. Do you recommend any home remedies?

I have really bad acne and redness. Do you recommend any home remedies?

None works: No "home remedy" touches acne. Benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter treatment that works. If your acne is bad, it's a crime not to get you treated -- growing up is hard enough. All acne is easy to manage with today's rx's; please get with a savvy physician. Good luck. ...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 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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more