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What are some home remedies for red marks on face from acne? I get teased for it all the time.

What are some home remedies for red marks on face from acne? I get teased for it all the time.

Acne: Acne needs to be treated by a dermatologist. There are many prescription medications that dermatologists prescribe that can greatly improve the appearance of the skin, as a result of acne. ...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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I have redness on my face from my acne treatment cream my doctor prescribed me any help?

I have redness on my face from my acne treatment cream my doctor prescribed me any help?

Redness: Some acne medications such as retinoid creams, benzoyl peroxide, and others exfoliate and may dry and irritate the skin. Using less product and transitioning to every other day may help along with using a moisturizer . Contact your dermatologist for instructions. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of red marks on face from previous acne?

How do you get rid of red marks on face from previous acne?

Many different ways: Treatments for acne marks and redmarks should all include a skin conditioning regimen (retinol/retin-A, vitamin C/E serum) as well as more invasive procedures. Lasers, dermabrasion, and collagen induction with microneedling can all be beneficial. Some other techniques exist for stubborn marks. Go see a derm or aesthetic specialist for a consult. ...Read more

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How can I reduce redness due to acne on my face?

How can I reduce redness due to acne on my face?

Redness: Redness may imrove with time. See a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon as they may help. ...Read more

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What is a good solution for some redness on my face and a little bit of acne?

What is a good solution for some redness on my face and a little bit of acne?

Roseacea: It sounds like roseacea, a fairly common skin condition. Generally gentle skin care and sunscreen is enough, but you may need antibiotics or a retinol treatment. ...Read more

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My acne's are small yet many. Is it because of too many open pores? How can I close them? & how can I treat the redness of my face due to it?

My acne's are small yet many. Is it because of too many open pores? How can I close them? & how can I treat the redness of my face due to it?

See below: If you have already tried over the counter products to relieve your symptoms then I believe it's time you should see a dermatologist and get something prescription strength to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have adult acne and a white head popped while was hinging my face how should I treat the area and decrease redness ? Also reduce chance of returning

I have adult acne and a white head popped while was hinging my face how should I treat the area and decrease redness ? Also reduce chance of returning

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

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