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I applied toothpaste overnight on my acne but it left me with redness marks on my face. How shall I eliminate the redness marks?

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
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How do I eliminate redness left from acne?? Thank you

How do I eliminate redness left from acne?? Thank you

Dermatologist: Check with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to see what might be the most appropriate treatment for you. There are a lot of options out there depending on what "type" of redness it is. Generally anti-inflammatory creams are a good place to start. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Redness left over from years of acne is bothering me. What can I do?

Redness left over from years of acne is bothering me. What can I do?

Laser and peels: The red "marks" left over from acne can be troubling. They are usually not true scars but more enlarged tiny blood vessels in the areas of inflammation. Chemical peels (such as a beta peel) can help as can certain lasers such as the ktp or pulsed dye. See your dermatologist to talk about these options. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the redness of your skin left after acne?

How can you reduce the redness of your skin left after acne?

Redness: Redness due to resolving acne will disappear over time. The key is to medically treat any existing or future breakouts ...Read more

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I have acne but would like to reduce the redness left in the spots that no longer have any, any suggestions?

I have acne but would like to reduce the redness left in the spots that no longer have any, any suggestions?

Treat your acne: The red spots remain after the injury's been done and there's basically nothing you can do but give them two months to fade. All acne is manageable nowadays. If you still have it after two weeks using benzoyl peroxide, or you have it on your trunk, get with your physician. You owe it to yourself -- acne's a personal and professional liability. Good luck. ...Read more

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After one month my acne is now reducing but it left red marks, how much time they will take to disappear?

Depends: If the marks are flat and just red it can take months for the coloration to go away. Sometimes the pigmentation will never be completely normal. I wish you the best and that you skin will look great! ...Read more

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I have red marks left from acne, I have had it for some time is there any creams that will help fade them?

I have red marks left from acne, I have had it for some time is there any creams that will help fade them?

I don't think so: Those red marks are likely to be some kind of hypertrophic and vascular scar. You might be able to lighten or remove them with a laser treatment and/or botox. See a dermatologist for the best options. Good luck! ...Read more

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I used to have bad acne and my spots have gone done but have left red marks where acne used to be and aren't going away?

I used to have bad acne and my spots have gone done but have left red marks where acne used to be and aren't going away?

Takes time: Eventually, if you are not having new lesions, the old red spots will eventually fade to skin color, as long as you avoid sunburn or other injury. Unfortunately, it may take several years. ...Read more

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I am wondering how to get rid of red marks left by acne/spots?

I am wondering how to get rid of red marks left by acne/spots?

You can't: These are new blood vessels growing in to heal the damage. What you can do is address you ongoing illness. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. All acne is manageable nowadays but it's not pleasant and you need to stay aggressively involved. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi, I gave had acne breakouts for about a month now and when they are finally starting to go away I'm left with red marks all over my face. How can I l?

Hi, I gave had acne breakouts for about a month now and when they are finally starting to go away I'm left with red marks all over my face. How can I l?

Manage your acne: You are not going to be able to do a thing about the red marks until they fade on their own in a few months. Use benzoyl peroxide daily to prevent new breakouts and have a chat with your physician as well. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red marks left from old acne on my face?

Red marks from acne: If they are relatively recent, they may very well disappear on their own after the acne has been controlled for several months. If they persist, you may benefit from ipl (intensed puled light). This is laser-like light treatment that helps reduce pigment. Consult a dermatologist to see if you are a candidate as some skin types are not. ...Read more

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How to get rid of red marks/scars left from acne without going to a dermatologist?

How to get rid of red marks/scars left from acne without going to a dermatologist?

Difficult: A good aesthetictian at a medical spa can do microbrasions and series of chemical peels. Remaining scars can be filled with a permanent filler. ...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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I would like to know if benzoyl peroxide is effective agaisnt red marks left by acne. I heard that it prolongs red marks. Is it true?

I would like to know if benzoyl peroxide is effective agaisnt red marks left by acne. I heard that it prolongs red marks. Is it true?

Red=Inflammation: 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

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I used benzoyl peroxide to treat acne before and after was left with red marks. I learn that the red marks are likely to be caused by the damage of BP and it takes longer time to heal. Can I know if BP affect healing of acne and how should I treat it?

I used benzoyl peroxide to treat acne before and after was left with red marks. I learn that the red marks are likely to be caused by the damage of BP and it takes longer time to heal. Can I know if BP affect healing of acne and how should I treat it?

Misinformation: The red marks are due to the acne healing. They take months to fade. Benzoyl peroxide will slightly redden all areas to which it applied. It helps prevent new lesions but isn't going to help with current ones. If it is not strong enough for you, your physician can add something that will work. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to get rid of red scars left from acne?

Could you tell me ways to get rid of red scars left from acne?

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

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Hello doctors, is the red spots what left from the acne, if that is right how can I remove it.?

Hello doctors, is the red spots what left from the acne, if that is right how can I remove it.?

Timing.: If these are shortly after acne, I would use sunblock to minimize their becoming worse. In some instances long established redness can be treated with lasers. Discuss with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have acne and I'm on acretin 0.25 still 4 weeks till end of my 3 months what should I do about acne scarring left on my skin? My scars are red. Help

Specialist consult: The red lesions are areas of new vessels growing in to heal your skin. They will eventually resolve and there's nothing to do for them. If you have depressed lesions, a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can make them less visible using a laser, filler, or microsurgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of small red bump left after acne cyst?

How can I get rid of small red bump left after acne cyst?

Let it heal: It needs to heal on its own. This will take a few months. You also need to get treated so that this does not recur. The red is new vessels forming so hopefully you don't get a crater. ...Read more

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I don't really have acne, but I used to and now I have dark, flat, small red blotches on the left side of my mouth, lower cheek area what is this?

I don't really have acne, but I used to and now I have dark, flat, small red blotches on the left side of my mouth, lower cheek area what is this?

Hyperpigmentation: Increased color from the old blemishes is common and are temporary, but the use of birth control pills and sunlight may cause more pigmentation. Sun blocks can help. ...Read more

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I suffered from acne years ago and now its less than before but it left some red scars. What should I do to get rid of them and acne my skin is oily.?

I suffered from acne years ago and now its less than before but it left some red scars. What should I do to get rid of them and acne my skin is oily.?

Blue laser: Find a dermatologist who performs blue laser treatments. Very effective in acne control and treatment.
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