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Female, Asian, 19. Only get acne on right side of face leaving hyperpigmentation. Wash sheets/face regularly with acne scrub. Any tips for treatment?

Female, Asian, 19. Only get acne on right side of face leaving hyperpigmentation. Wash sheets/face regularly with acne scrub. Any tips for treatment?

See a dermatologist: Tretinoin (Retin A) or adapalene prescription will reduce the acne and the post-inflamatory hyperpigmentation. Depending on the severity of the acne, as well as your emotional reaction to it, you may also consider prescription SPIRONLACTONE, an antiandrogen. Very effective. Very safe except not if pregnant or in kidney failure. ...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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Hi, what is the most effective treatment to lighten Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation/ dark spots on face due to acne. Thanks?

Hi, what is the most effective treatment to lighten Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation/ dark spots on face due to acne. Thanks?

Manage the acne: Depigmentation bleach creams like hydroquinone risk disfiguring you. At age 17, you have a duty to yourself to take charge of treating your acne. It's a chronic, non-lifeastyle-related disease that will remit on its own when it decides to, and that you should treat aggressively until then. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you'll need your physician's prescription Rx ...Read more

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What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

Benzoyl peroxide: It will slow new lesions but won't touch scars or hyperpigmentation. It is also only moderately effective. Nothing else over-the-counter works. Get with your physician -- despite our dysfunctional health care system, it's your best choice. ...Read more

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Post acne I have post inflammatory hyperpigmentation on my cheeks how to treat it what are various medecine and treatments available for Indian skin?

Post acne I have post inflammatory hyperpigmentation on my cheeks how to treat it what are various medecine and treatments available for Indian skin?

Many options: with darker skin not as many options as for caucausian as some might cause worsening of PIH need to seek professional consultation with someone who treats this regularly and in Fitzpatrick skin type 5 If they don't know what a Fitzpatrick skin type or a Fitz 5 is, you're at the wrong provider ...Read more

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It's been 1 year and I still have acne hyper pigmentation scars about 10% is left. Will it disappear with time and treatment? Glycolic acid peels?

It's been 1 year and I still have acne hyper pigmentation scars about 10% is left. Will it disappear with time and treatment? Glycolic acid peels?

Multiple options: There are many options available for acne scarring. Although Glycolic acid peels might help with hyperpigmentation, I like to use IPL treatments as a first line choice. These can be combined with peels, hydroquinone, and microneedling for further improvement. ...Read more

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I have acne scar and hyper pigmentation. Where do I go to get rid of it and what type of treatment do I ask for?

I have acne scar and hyper pigmentation. Where do I go to get rid of it and what type of treatment do I ask for?

Deramtologist: The vi peel is safe for any color skin and can lighten dark areas in one week. It can be pre treated with bleaching agents containing hydroquinone, kojic acid or coffeberry extract. It will have an effect on scars, but fractionated laser will be required for a long term result for scarring.Either co2 or erbium are affective, but erbium is better tolerated by darker skin types. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have acne marks or hyperpigmentation?

How do I know if I have acne marks or hyperpigmentation?

Acne: I don't understand your question. If you have acne marks or hyper-pigmentation you should notice that when you look in a mirror. If you do see those marks please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you reduce hyperpigmentation scars from acne?

How can you reduce hyperpigmentation scars from acne?

First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

Hyperpigmentation is a medical term describing areas of skin that are darker than the rest of the skin. It can be present from birth or caused by ...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