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What can I do to treat post acne red marks?

What can I do to treat post acne red marks?

A few options: You can get both over-the-counter and prescription-strength creams that will stimulate new skin cell growth to reduce the appearance of scars. These creams often contain Alpha hydroxy acids or salicylic acids, and some contain corticosteroids or antihistamines to help reduce inflammation and itching. Vinegar is a good natural remedy. If these don't work, visit your dermatologist. ...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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What kind of used to treat post acne red marks?

What kind of used to treat post acne red marks?

Acne Scars : It sounds like you have acne scarring. My favorite product for home use is glycolic acid. This is my best topical for scarring. Photofacial lasers can also decrease the scarring very nicely. ...Read more

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Does dark spot corrector work on post acne red marks? Thanks!

Does dark spot corrector work on post acne red marks? Thanks!

No: Usually dark spots corrector is used on dark pigments seen on the hands as women age. Because it is formulated for the spots or lentigos on the hands I would not use it on the face. Acne has an antinflammatory component that aging spots do not have. To avoid possible scarring of the facial skin I would not recommend using it on the face. Follow label directions for safest use. ...Read more

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Can I use isotretinoin ( net look ) for few or mild acne and post acne red marks ?

Can I use isotretinoin ( net look ) for few or mild acne and post acne red marks ?

Acne: Don't try and self-medicate. Isotretinoin is indicated for severe acne. Consult your doctor for help. ...Read more

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A friend advised me to try out azelaic acid cream skinoren to fade post acne red marks ? What is it normally indicated for ?

A friend advised me to try out azelaic acid cream skinoren to fade post acne red marks ? What is it normally indicated for ?

Acne pigmentation: Azelaic acid belongs to a class of drugs known as dicarboxylic acids. Azelaic acid gel is a topical antibacterial used for treating mild to moderate acne rosacea. It does not fade or reduce post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation that is existing. However, effective treatment of inflammatory acne can reduce the incident of pigmentation. You will need to consult your dermatologist and use sunscreen. ...Read more

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I want a medication(cream) to get rid of post-acne red marks and to enlighten my face in order to have the same color tone..

I want a medication(cream) to get rid of post-acne red marks and to enlighten my face in order to have the same color tone..

Post acne pigment: It takes time for redness & hyperpigmentation after acne eruptions to fade. However i found that Azelaic Acid cream/gesl help improve that somewhat faster. Sometimes Azelaic Acid topicals like finacea can sting a little at the beginning of therapy. Stinging lasts for a few minutes then goes away. If stinging does not resolve in a few minutes or after a few days, you may not be able to tolerate it. ...Read more

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When do post acne redness and red marks fade on its own?

When do post acne redness and red marks fade on its own?

Can take awhile: You can get both over-the-counter and prescription-strength creams that will stimulate new skin cell growth to reduce the appearance of scars. These creams often contain Alpha hydroxy acids or salicylic acids, and some contain corticosteroids or antihistamines to help reduce inflammation and itching. Vinegar is a good natural remedy. If these don't work, visit your dermatologist. ...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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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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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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Can I use azaderm (azelaic acid) as an over-the-counter product to remove post acne inflammatory hyperpigmentation red marks?

Can I use azaderm (azelaic acid) as an over-the-counter product to remove post acne inflammatory hyperpigmentation red marks?

Won't work: It's not a bad option for preventing new lesions from forming. The red and/or pigmented lesions need to fade over time. If you are still getting lesions, and topical agents aren't clearing them, please get with your physician. ...Read more

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What will get rid of post red acne scarring/marks found on fair skin tones? I've tried everything. Does blue and red light therapy work? Thanks.

What will get rid of post red acne scarring/marks found on fair skin tones? I've tried everything. Does blue and red light therapy work? Thanks.

TEA TREE OIL: STOP ALL DAIRY,MEAT AND JUNK/FAST FOODS.DO NOT USE ANY MAKEUP UNLESS its natural and chemical free.Use EWG.ORG app for buying clean cosmetics.Most important-Destress and sleep 8 hours/day starting @ 10 PM.Stop CONSUMING all kinds of vegetable and processed oils in your diet.Drink 2-3 liters-water but not with food but either 1 hour before or 2 hours after.DESTRESS.Apply tea tree oil daily 3 months ...Read more

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Is benzoyl peroxide effective for acne my skin is oily I have few pimples but much of post acne hyper pigmentation red marks..

Is benzoyl peroxide effective for acne my skin is oily I have few pimples but much of post acne hyper pigmentation red marks..

Yes: Otc benzoyl peroxide 2% or 5% costs $5-10. Be careful: it will bleach clothing, towels, bed sheets. It is irritating & drying near lips & eyelids. If you control acne, you will slowly recover more normal color. A dermatologist can help with prescriptions. If you get branded benzoyl peroxide (proactiv) you will pay 10x more for same thing. ...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

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I would like a mild acne treatment that heals red post acne marks?

Mild will fail: The red marks after acne lesions subside aren't treatable and you'll need to let them face on their own. Instead, focus on whatever it takes to keep your disease under control -- and if it's leaving red marks that stay around, you'll need strong stuff. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated isn't clearing you in 2 weeks, you'll need prescription-strength from your physician. ...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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I have a mark of acne and it will become redness, what's best medicine to redness?/

I have a mark of acne and it will become redness, what's best medicine to redness?/

None: Nothing is quick. In most cases, good skin comes from consistently taking good care of your skin and body (good nutrition). To reduce the reddness don't pick, rub or scratch the pimples; also if the pimple is open avoid putting anything on it that could irritate it further. In a few days, it won't be nearly as red. ...Read more

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I applied toothpaste overnight on my acne but it left me with redness marks on my face. How shall i eliminate the redness marks?

I applied toothpaste overnight on my acne but it left me with redness marks on my face. How shall i eliminate the redness marks?

Give it time: Give the marks time to heal. For general care of your face, consult this site for home remedies for acne. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment 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. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How to reduce redness from my acne?

How to reduce redness from my acne?

Skin moisturizer: Try using a moisturizer frequently. Stop using your acne medicine daily and go to an every other day schedule. ...Read more

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Any products for acne redness & acne?

Any products for acne redness & acne?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...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 you reduce the redness of acne?

How can you reduce the redness of acne?

Early treatment: Early use of medication and avoidance of squeesing blemishes will reduce redness..Time heals the redness. ...Read more

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Redness and acne, what do you recommend?

Redness and acne, what do you recommend?

Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick! A dermatologist should be able to help you. ...Read more

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What can i do for my acne n its redness? ?

What can i do for my acne n its redness? ?

Sunscreen : Daily sunscreen at least SPF 15 and a good moisturizer twice a day will help. If you're new to any medicine for your acne, you may want to start off slow. Eg once a day first before twice a day. Some may cause sensitivity. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the redness of my acne?

Scientific Rx: There is no way to reduce post-acne redness but you can keep new lesions at bay. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerable has not cleared you in 20 weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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