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Red Marks Left After Acne
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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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
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
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
I have PIH on my face. Also there is a bit of redness. I am currently using Benzoyl peroxide but there are only few acne left on my face. Can I also use kojic acid in mornings to treat PIH? I apply benzoyl peroxide only on nights.
Skin care: HI! You can use PIH RX Kojic acid in am and BP gel at night. They may dry out too much and it so, can reduce its use every other day. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
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
Ever since I was 11 I've been struggling with acne. My acne has gotten better but now I'm left with red marks. What can I do? Please help
I have red marks left from acne, I have had it for some time is there any creams that will help fade them?
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
I have had a lot of acne and pimples on my face and they have left small pores and red marks on my face pls suggest some cream for day and night?
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
What should I do for red dots that have been left over from acne? I've had them since October and don't know how to clear them. : (Thanks!
Marks from acne: Sounds like inflammatory reactions which can take months to resolve ...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
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
Hi I have developed some three four major acne on my right cheek which are basically inside my skin forming pus. They have also left red and brown ma?
Please: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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
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