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Doctor insights on: Post Pimple Marks

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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


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How to remove post acne marks on cheeks?

How to remove post acne marks on cheeks?

Different 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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How do I remove post acne pock marks?

How do I remove post acne pock marks?

Improvement in scars: Is possible, but once a scar is present, it can never be totally removed. Options for treatment depend on the age of the scars, presence of active acne, depth of scars, other skin conditions which may be present, etc. Treatments can include lasers, peels, scar revision, dermabrasion, topical treatments, etc. Seek a facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist with experience in that area. ...Read more

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I have post pimple marks on my face.I have underwent chemical peel treatment 3 yrs back.It cleared marks on forehead but marks on cheeks returned. ?

I have post pimple marks on my face.I have underwent chemical peel treatment 3 yrs back.It cleared marks on forehead but marks on cheeks returned. ?

Acne Marks: If you have the money, consider laser resurfacing with the fractionated c02 laser. Before laser treatment you can try retin a (tretinoin) cream 0.1% which is a prescription topical medication but this can take a few months. ...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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I would like a mild acne treatment that heals red post acne marks?

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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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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My face have a pimple marks.how can i remove the pimple marks?

My face have a pimple marks.how can i remove the pimple marks?

It is common for: pimples to leave red or brown marks on your skin. Sunscreen will help, but sometimes you need a lightener or even peels or lasers. see your dermatologist ...Read more

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Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Infection: Check with your private dermatologist.This sound like recurrence of small glutral abscesses leaving hard painful scars- or in fact, ongoing abscess formation. Must be visualized for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will popping pimples leave black blemish scar?

Will popping pimples leave black blemish scar?

Not the key: Whether or not you pop them, you're likely to have hyperpigmentation and maybe depressed scars; the latter can be permanent. You owe it to yourself to get serious about managing your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated up to 10% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your physician can add something that will. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will acne scar cream take away my red acne marks? I have fair skin. :(

Will acne scar cream take away my red acne marks? I have fair skin. :(

It's: worth a "try" but an exact answer is not possible. (It depends upon the extent and depth of your scars Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I get rid of post red acne marks?

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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Any tips on depressed scars from pimples? Cheek area

Any tips on depressed scars from pimples? Cheek area

Resurfacing&fillers: Resurfacing techniques with microdermabrasion, dermabrasion or laser resurfacing and/or collagen induction therapy with mice-needling combined with fillers such as hyaluronic acid (juvederm, restylane) and or fat may be indicated. For deeper lesions surgical excision and/or grafting may be beneficial as well. ...Read more

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What to do about fading dark post acne spots?

What to do about fading dark post acne spots?

See a dermatologist: You may have 1 in your clinic. First control the acne. Tretinoin gel helps acne and reduces post-inflammatory pigmentation. You may need much more. ...Read more

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How can one remove stretch marks and pimple scars from body?

How can one remove stretch marks and pimple scars from body?

You can't: Stretch marks are tears in the skin from below. Many things have been tried, creams, lotions, lasers and none of them have shown long term improvement. Acne scars can removed and converted from a round depressed scar to a straight line scar if that would be an improvement. There is no such thing as scar removal just scar improvement. ...Read more

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What face creams used to heal post surgical face scars?

What  face creams used to heal post surgical face scars?

Scar Cream: There are a number of topical treatments for treating scars. In the early post op period, antibiotic ointments are used. When the scars are healed after 10-14 days, silicone based topicals can be used. Consult your local plastic surgeon for guidance. Early treatment can prevent needing more invasive treatments later on. ...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