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Red Spots Left From Acne
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
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
How can you cure acne/cystic acne that appears concentrated (multiple blemishes in one spot) that stays for weeks?! also leaves flat, red spots.
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
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
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
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
I'm getting these red spots around my chest and back. It's not acne or hives, any ideas of what it might be?
No: Can be many things. Would suggest a consultation with dermatologist. ...Read more
Hello sir, I have red spots on my face (cheeks) after acne, I don't know are they scars or anything else please help me out.
Need exam: Unfortunately, an examination is needed to tell what the spots are. See if you can get a medical exam. ...Read more
I have been experiencing a flare up of red spots which look like acne around my mouth and it has been bothering me for some time.
May be rosacea: You may need your physician to decide to have you see a dermatologist ...Read more
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
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