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How do I get rid of these dark/purple-ish acne mark scars?

How do I get rid of these dark/purple-ish acne mark scars?

Hydroquinone: A skin bleach may work. I'd urge you not to try it. You may make a mess, and the dark spots do fade with time. The key is to manage your active lesions. Actual depressed scars require a specialist's care. Best wishes. ...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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The skin on my buttox is very bad I get acne and when the spot goes a purple mark remains, there are lots of purple pink dots on there, what should I do?

The skin on my buttox is very bad I get acne and when the spot goes a purple mark remains, there are lots of purple pink dots on there, what should I do?

BUTTOCK ACNE: While it's not a common area to get acne, it can occur there. Sweating can plug up the oil glands in the skin of the buttocks causing this problem. Use an acne wash, apply an otc benzoyl peroxide cream on it twice daily and stop eating nuts and peanut butter. Also cut out all chocolate, and reduce the milk, cheese, and dairy intake. See a dermatologist if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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Please help! I have dark purple/red marks on my face due to acne, and wanted to know how long they roughly take to fade?

Please help! I have dark purple/red marks on my face due to acne, and wanted to know how long they roughly take to fade?

Months: You do need to manage your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in a few weeks, get with your personal physician. The purple is your skin restoring itself -- you need to leave it alone. Acne is a chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness and you're able to keep it under control until it remits on its own. ...Read more

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The inside of my ear is purple and I have acne on it. What's going on?

The inside of my ear is purple and I have acne on it. What's going on?

See a doctor: The doctor can look with an otoscope and see what you are describing. Acne pustules can occur in that area and she will be able to prescribe medication for you. If it is an abscess your doctor will be able to incise and drain the pus as well as start you on medication. If it is hair that grew backwards she will be able to treat the folliculitis and possibly drain the pus.. ...Read more

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I was wondering are purple acne scars noticeable?

I was wondering are purple acne scars noticeable?

Purple acne scars: Would be very noticable to me... But if you're concerned about your scars, you should see your local dermatologist or plastic surgeon for advice on how best to deal with it. ...Read more

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I wash my face twice a day. My acne has been bad the past 2 years. I have red & purple spots on my face along with holes & dents. How can I fix it?

See a dermatologist: A skin specialist will know how to help you. Any other action may be a waste of time. Some birth control makes acne better, some make it worse. Spironolactone will probably clear you combined with adapalene or tretinoin gel. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of acne that itches, leaves purple scars, and surprisingly gets worst day after day?

How do you get rid of acne that itches, leaves purple scars, and surprisingly gets worst day after day?

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

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I dont know what i have hyperpigminatation or acne scars they are small/tiny/flatish bumps that are red/purple on both of my cheeks ?

I dont know what i have hyperpigminatation or acne scars they are small/tiny/flatish bumps that are red/purple on both of my cheeks 

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Acne scars: Hyperpigmentation of recent acne scars is very common, it is called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. They go away with time, usually 6 months to a year. It is very important to use sunblock daily to prevent them from becoming any darker. ...Read more

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Im taking 100mg of minocycline for my cystic acne with minimal results. I also have terrible purple scars. Will Accutane help my cystic acne and scars?

Accutane is a good d: Accutane is a good drug for the treatment of acne and quite effective but you will need to be checked and guided by a skin specialist(dermatologist). It has side effects also, so it has to be carefully supervised by a physician. ...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