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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

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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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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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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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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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

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