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Red Marks Left After Acne
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
It is possible: Epiduo contains Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Adapalene is a third generation retinoid and as such can cause some mild lightening of the skin. I have seen this more often with something like Retin-A bit it is also possible that Adapalene can cause the same effect. Discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more
M having pimple problem after waxing. After waxing my skin get red and pimple starts developing and it leaves black marks also.
Ingrown Hair: Forcibly removing hair through waxing stimulates oil flow to your hair follicles, which in turn attracts bacteria that can lead to ingrown hairs. While everyone who waxes risks getting ingrown hairs, people with curly hair, dark skin, or those who wear tight stockings or pants may have an increased risk of getting ingrown hairs. ...Read more
PIH treatment. : Most commonly the marks that are left after an inflammatory acne session is postinflammatory hyperpigmentation or pih. In many cases pih will fade on it's own but in some cases will require tyrosinase inhibitors such as hydroquinone or kojic acid. They can be supplemented with retinoids and topical corticosteroids. ...Read more
Postinflammatory: Inflammation of the skin is often followed by darkening that may last for months. All acne can be managed today. If benzoyl peroxide (and/or the oral contraceptive pill for a female for whom it's right) doesn't work, topical Clindamycin or some other medicine from your physician will help. Don't try to treat the dark spot (not worth trouble/ risk) or even give it much thought (no face is perfect). ...Read more
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
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?
I applied toothpaste overnight on my acne but it left me with redness marks on my face. How shall i eliminate the redness marks?
Give it time: Give the marks time to heal. For general care of your face, consult this site for home remedies for acne. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
No: It will only cause drying of the skin. ...Read more
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
Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?
Time is important: When you are on accutaine you are more prone to complications of peels laser burns etc. I would advise you to show your dermatologist who wrote for the accutaine and avoid any peels or laser therapy for a good 6 months to a year! it may just be from the accutaine and resolve in the next months. ...Read more
My acne imprve frm tretinoin & clindamycin now iam using hydroquinone 2% for acne marks my face kinda pale using it but no iritation?
Keep working: I'm glad this combination (with retin a, (tretinoin) i see) has given you a good result. Stop using the hydroquinine. You're more likely to make yourself look bad and the brown marks fade in a few months. Nobody cares about them. Keep managing your disease until it self-cures -- mine did at age 50. Enjoy being young, stay fit, focus on learning career skills, and again, nobody cares about your brown marks. ...Read more
I added hydroquinone on my acne scars after dermarolling now the skin has been red for days how can I make it go away ?? Without leaving a dark mark?
Stop medication: Wait 1 week and see if skin has improved. Hyroquinine can cause the redness, ...Read more
Does Accutane make red marks from previous pimples look worse? Do the red marks get better after finishing accutane?
Yes: You're brave to take this medicine, and it's a wise decision. Stay the course, and good luck. ...Read more
I applied lemon juice to my pimples. The pimples got "burned" and turned pink. Now, months later still there are FLAT PINK acne scars but no pimple.
I'm sorry, man.: Please forgive my frankness. This is what happens when you opt for phony internet remedies that are actually cruel pranks, rather than scientific guidance. Your personal physician would have told you to use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, and if not clear in two weeks, add his/her prescription strength Rx. The red marks will fade in a few years. Hopefully you're wiser now. Cheers. ...Read more
My face become reddish & dark suddenly. I applied a cosmetic night cream over 1 year. Aftr that my skin became dark.help me
Skin color changes : Could be hormonal but hard to answer without more information and examination ...Read more