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Does red and blue light therapy work for red acne marks? Thanks!

Does red and blue light therapy work for red acne marks? Thanks!

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

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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How painful is blue light acne treatment?

How painful is blue light acne treatment?

Pain with Acne Light: It depends on whether levulan chemical is used. The chemical will make it more uncomfortable, but probably make the treatment work better. The treatment will also work without the medicine. It creates oxygen in the glands, which is toxic to the bacteria. It is a good adjunctive treatment, but nothing beats Isotretinoin for long-term resolution of acne. ...Read more

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Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Sometimes: This may help resolve some acne spots more quickly. But is expensive. Significant acne will still require skilled management with combinations of meds tailored to each specific person. ...Read more

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Do blue & red light acne masks work for red acne scars? The marks that are left behind on fair skin tones?

Do blue & red light acne masks work for red acne scars? The marks that are left behind on fair skin tones?

Plan: You can try. But better to consult with dermatologist or cosmetologist. If you will overdo with skin it may leave scar for ever. ...Read more

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Is laser light therapy for acne scars good on teenage skin?

Is laser light therapy for acne scars good on teenage skin?

Yes for some scars: In our experience it has been useful for either atrophic acne scars and some of the red elevated scars. We have used both the pulsed dye laser and the fractional co2 laser on selected patients with good results. ...Read more

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Dark spot treatment from accutane?

Dark spot treatment from accutane?

Dark Spot: You have to protect your skin from the sun to avoid getting dark spots. But once the dark spots appear, it is possible to treat them. Potential over-the-counter treatments include hydroquinone creams that bleach the skin and microdermabrasion kits that buff out the rough, dark spots. Prescription drug treatments include tretinoin, known as retin-a. ...Read more

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Is skinoren effective prescription for acne and red pigmentation?

Is skinoren effective prescription for acne and red pigmentation?

Azeleic acid: Topical benzoyl peroxide is more time-tested. Azeleic acid / skinoren won't tough the post-inflammatory redness but may help control the disease. If it fails, as it is likely to do, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Treatment for minor red spots on face?

Treatment for minor red spots on face?

See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine you and run some tests to see what's going on. ...Read more

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Are triacneal from avene and skinoren effective for mild acne and red spots (oily skin) ?

Are triacneal from avene and skinoren effective for mild acne and red spots (oily skin) ?

Yes: Skinoren is Azelaic Acid and triacneal is retinaldehyde; both are good choices especially if topical benzoyl peroxide is too rough. This should be plenty for mild acne; if you're not clear in two weeks, or if it's on your trunk, get with your personal physician who can add something a little stronger. ...Read more

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Can red light therapy get rid of my acne?

Can red light therapy get rid of my acne?

Red Light Therapy: Light that is 660 nm in wavelength is the red light that experts need to treat acne. This light is able to reach inside layers of skin without damaging it, and it kills the bacteria in the pores that cause infections and acne. ...Read more

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Does home red light work for rosacea?

Does home red light work for rosacea?

No: Red light treatments (whether by led or low-level laser) have no proven benefits for rosacea. Blue light therapy (also used for acne) can be of benefit if rosacea has a bacterial component, which it frequently does. ...Read more

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Does blue and red light therapy work on post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? The red dots from previous breakouts? Thanks!

Does blue and red light therapy work on post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? The red dots from previous breakouts? Thanks!

IPL vs: Treatment success depends on your skin color and any underlying inflammation. Have you had an ANA test? Send a color sample of your skin to see what is the best option. ...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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Is azaderm(azelaic acid) effective for mild acne and red hyperpigmentation caused by it?

Is azaderm(azelaic acid) effective for mild acne and red hyperpigmentation caused by it?

One option: And a pretty good choice. If it's not sufficient, get with your physician who may add a topical antibiotic even if your disease is relatively mild. ...Read more

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Photo rejuvenation light for home - does this clear blemishes and wrinkles?

Not impressed: I have not been impressed with the results of this technology and attribute the majority of results to improved skin care. ...Read more

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Anyone used blue light acne treatment ?

Anyone used blue light acne treatment ?

Yes: Blue light with aminolevulenic acid can work in some patients. Not sure about how your insurance may pay for it but i feel some patients do well with it. Often i will suggest it for a patient who might need accountant but they either don't want to go that route or cannot go that route. ...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

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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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If proactive isn't working for me, and no other acne treatment i've tried, what do I do to reduce the redness and blemmishes on my face (16 yrs old)?

If proactive isn't working for me, and no other acne treatment i've tried, what do I do to reduce the redness and blemmishes on my face (16 yrs old)?

See a dermatologist: Dermatologists have a lot of options to treat acne. Some prescriptions may work much better than proactive for you. Often antibiotics are needed. There are even laser treatments for acne now. Make an appointment! ...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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I've just finished accutane, when can I get a laser treatment to get rid of acne red marks?

I've just finished accutane, when can I get a laser treatment to get rid of acne red marks?

6-12 months: It can take 6-12 months for the skin to totally recover from changes caused by accutane. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline the acne treatment medicine make your skin red, and it says take one tablet with food in the morning.. Any suggestions?.

Does doxycycline the acne treatment medicine make your skin red, and it says take one tablet with food in the morning.. Any suggestions?.

Photosensitivity: Doxycycline can make your skin hypersensitive to sunlight and prone to sunburn with minimal sun exposure. Patients are always advised to stay out of the sun while taking doxycycline, and use sunblock or wear clothes that cover you completely. If you already have a rash whether its photosensitivity or a straightforward allergic reaction you may need to discontinue the doxycycline. ...Read more

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No more pimples, still on accutane, but I have red acne scars on my cheeks and redness uneven skintone. Any treatments i can do ? I have wedding soon

Ease up on RetinA: You state that you are on Accutane but your history states you are on retin a (tretinoin) as well. You may want to ease up on the retin a (tretinoin) as that may be responsible for your redness. Some patients love and swear by relight therapy but the science is lacking. Nor surgical interventions can be done because of the Accutane so cosmetics may be your best option. ...Read more

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Does light therapy(mixed blue and red light)work to clear acne? Thank you

Does light therapy(mixed blue and red light)work to clear acne?
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Sucker bait: Colored light therapy is decades old. There's just enough scientific jargon that the practitioner can use to make people believe that this fun-therapy might work. It's an amusing placebo. If you can take and want the oral contraceptive pill, it's likely to clear you; otherwise, start with topical benzoyl peroxide with Clindamycin or something similar your doctor can rx. You deserve to be acne-free. ...Read more

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Can red light therapy get rid of my acne?

Red Light Therapy: Light that is 660 nm in wavelength is the red light that experts need to treat acne. This light is able to reach inside layers of skin without damaging it, and it kills the bacteria in the pores that cause infections and acne. ...Read more

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Using an over-the-counter blue/red light therapy mask for acne, 15 min daily, my insomnia has worsened, it is possible its the light therapy?

Using an over-the-counter blue/red light therapy mask for acne, 15 min daily, my insomnia has worsened, it is possible its the light therapy?

Poor choice: Phototherapy is at best an adjunct for acne. You deserve better. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength therapy. Acne is a serious chronic illness that needs to be treated aggressively; having visible acne as an adult is a sign of poor self-care. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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What will get rid of post red acne scarring/marks found on fair skin tones? I've tried everything. Does blue and red light therapy work? Thanks.

What will get rid of post red acne scarring/marks found on fair skin tones? I've tried everything. Does blue and red light therapy work? Thanks.

TEA TREE OIL: STOP ALL DAIRY,MEAT AND JUNK/FAST FOODS.DO NOT USE ANY MAKEUP UNLESS its natural and chemical free.Use EWG.ORG app for buying clean cosmetics.Most important-Destress and sleep 8 hours/day starting @ 10 PM.Stop CONSUMING all kinds of vegetable and processed oils in your diet.Drink 2-3 liters-water but not with food but either 1 hour before or 2 hours after.DESTRESS.Apply tea tree oil daily 3 months ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for acne treatment overnight?

Can't be done: The fastest relief -- say it's two weeks before prom -- is topical benzoyl peroxide and a physician-prescribed systemic tetracycline, or something similar. Get with your personal physician for guidance about managing acne long-term -- as yours could have been. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Best acne treatment?

Best acne treatment?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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Tips on acne treatment?

Tips on acne treatment?

Rx's best: Since you are a female, your physician may be able to identify a mild hormonal problem putting you at extra risk. Over-the-counter stuff is weak. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic if needed (erythromycin might be a good choice if you can tolerate it). Only dermatologists can use the strongest medications. ...Read more

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Acne treatment for the back?

Acne treatment for the back?

Several types: It really depends on the type of acne and severity of the acne. If is is moderate to severe, oral antibiotics with topical treatments prescribed by a dermatologist is necessary. If it is very severe, Accutane may be necessary. It is is mild, topical prescriptions may help alon. ...Read more

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What is best acne treatment?

What is best acne treatment?

Scientific: It's unfortunate if you're 25 & haven't yet been rx'd effectively. Mildest cases may respond to topical benzoyl peroxide. Next step is topical Clindamycin or something similar, retinoic acid derivative if many blackheads. If not clear in a month or so, a systemic antibiotic for a guy, maybe tetracycline 500 2x/day; for the toughest cases Accutane will clear you tho it's not pleasant. ...Read more

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What is the best acne treatment?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more