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Red Spots Left From Acne
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
Don't do it: This is for the hyperpigmented brown lesions, not the red ones. I'm much more concerned that you even have to ask. All acne can be managed scientifically nowadays. You're 20 years old, almost grown up. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, make a physician's appointment yourself. ...Read more
I used to pick acne and now there are red spots on my face, not indented at all. Do these fade over time? How much time if they do? Anything i can do?
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. ...Read more
Cosmetics: Other than cosmetics, there's no way to get rid of acne instantly. There are many topical preparations (eg, Benzaclin, (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) Evoclin, or even spot treatment with salicylic acid) which can help fairly rapidly as well as (in more severe cases) an oral form of Clindamycin (or Accutane) can be prescribed to help. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist about what might be most appropriate for you. ...Read more
My three week old daughter's face is breaking out is bright red spots like acne. What's causing it and is it something to worry about?
Usually baby acne: Timing and location suggest baby acne.A simple process about half of babies will have, peaks at 2 mo and usually fades without treatment at 3m. While pregnant, baby floated in moist conditions like face cream and the placenta removed maternal hormones.Deliver/clamp the cord and baby must deal with left over hormones and dry air. This is likely a normal process, check with doc if you wish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you cure acne/cystic acne that appears concentrated (multiple blemishes in one spot) that stays for weeks?! also leaves flat, red spots.
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