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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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How long does the dark and red spots from acne to go away?

How long does the dark and red spots from acne to go away?

Already answered: But to recap it can take weeks to months, and sometimes red spots can leave scars so the sooner you treat the better, see derm for LED treatments and laser to treat red spots and lighteners for dark spots ...Read more

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Is bioderma white good for treating post acne red spots and does it have serious side effects?

Is bioderma white good for treating post acne red spots and does it have serious side effects?

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

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How to get rid of red spots of acne instantly.?

How to get rid of red spots of acne instantly.?

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

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Can I use a Noxzema mask for sunburn/red spots/acne?

Can I use a Noxzema mask for sunburn/red spots/acne?

Noxema mask: There may be better treatments for sunspots and acne. Have your skin evaluated by a board certified dermatologist ...Read more

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Noxzema mask for sunburn/red spots/acne, is this effective?

Noxzema mask for sunburn/red spots/acne, is this effective?

Sunburn - haven't: Heard of using Noxzema for this. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help sunburn pain. Cool compresses & aloe vera can be applied directly from the plant to the affected area. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hello doctors I have acne scars and red spots I need help please.?

Hello doctors I have acne scars and red spots I need help please.?

Acne scars: This is best addressed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, as there are a whole host of options to help reverse skin damage. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars and red spots?

How to get rid of acne scars and red spots?

Red spots first: First, you need to get control of the acne (red spots): use otc benzyl peroxide and salicylic acid wash. If that doesn't work, talk to yoir derm. Depending on the size, depth and number of scars you can consider peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. Seek consultation with a good dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Does the use of hairspray or gel contribute to the creation of red spots/acne on my scalp?

Does the use of hairspray or gel contribute to the creation of red spots/acne on my scalp?

Styling products: Often contain alcohol, fragrances and other harsh ingredients that can irritate the scalp. Dryness, flaking, scabbing, itchiness and sores are indicators that this may be happening. ...Read more

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I have small red spots caused by acne... Haven't enough money to go to dermatologist... Any tips or home remedies to go through.?

I have small red spots caused by acne... Haven't enough money to go to dermatologist... Any tips or home remedies to go through.?

A few options: 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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Hello my 3week old baby has developed few red spots like acne on her cheeks and forehead, how can she get rid of them? How did they occur?

Hello my 3week old baby has developed few red spots like acne on her cheeks and forehead, how can she get rid of them? How did they occur?

Baby acne: Bumps on the skin of newborns is normal for the first 3-5 months of life. They are not generally a problem and will go away over time if LEFT ALONE. Picking, "popping", and acne meds do not help and will cause damage. They arise as a response to the withdrawal of maternal hormones. EVERY baby gets at least a few of these. Leave them alone, if you are still worried visit your pediatrician for veal ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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