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Red Acne Mark
Takes months: They are granulation tissue and the new blood vessels haven't acquired the ability to constrict or been removed as the new dense connective tissue replaces the area where the skin was destroyed by the infection. I trust you are managing your acne now and that you'll work with your physicain as needed. ...Read more
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
Any good concealers for a guy to hide red cheeks and a few red acne marks without breaking me out? I'm a guy
Consider wearing: A facial mask (joke!). Hopefully these links would be of help. There are no guarantees that these concealers won't make ur acne flare up. Best wishes! Http://www. Examiner. Com/list/top-5-concealers-for-acne-and-acne-scars http://www. Progressivehealth. Com/acne-herbal-remedies. Htm. Http://health. Howstuffworks. Com/skin-care/daily/tips/skin-care-tips. Htm. ...Read more
Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more
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
Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more
Acne: Try using virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer to remove red marks. ...Read more
Let them fade: I do see that you are being treated for seborrhea with ketoconazole, and also for acne Clindamycin monotherapy. It's a serious mistake to treat acne just with an antibiotic without topical benzoyl peroxide or some similar medication. Better management of your active acne will make the question of red and dark spots after acne moot. Good luck. ...Read more
What is the criteria needed to be put on Accutane? I have severe back acne, and mild facial acne with some red acne marks.
Failure: You ought to have been placed on failed topical and/or oral antibitics for a sufficient period of time. Topical approaches such as benzoyl peroxide foams combined with topical antibiotics can often be very effective. If you fail these, then Accutane is certainly a reasonable option. ...Read more
Tincture of time: There are no home remedies that will get rid of the depressed or indented nature of the scar. The reddness will usually get betterwithtimeandsun protection. Treatmentfor the indentation may include fillers, laser peels, excision depending onthe depth of the indentation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ASDS opinion & 1more: Two sites to read: https://www. Asds. Net/Laser-Light-Therapy-for-Acne-Scars/ and http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/73275-red-blue-light-therapy-acne/ ...Read more
Do not use:
Tree oil is likely to make matters worse. Let it heal naturally.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
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
How to heal a slightly slightly depressed red acne mark? It seems 5 weeks on retin-a isn't doing much
Would you recommend a glycolic chemical peel or microdermabrasion after waiting six months after Accutane? I have a red acne marks and uneven skin
Hi Doc! What's a good facial cleanser to help remove red acne marks/ post infammatory hyperpigmentation marks. The marks have been a problem. Thanks?
Basically you can't: I'm sorry. These are going to need to resolve on their own. A hydroquinone bleach may help the brown spots, but nothing will help with the red spots. You're an adult now and I'm sorry that you acne wasn't managed aggressively when you were younger. Take charge of its care until it remits on its own. If benzoyl peroxide isn' enough, your physician can Rx stronger medicine. ...Read more