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What are some home remedies for red marks on face from acne? I get teased for it all the time.

What are some home remedies for red marks on face from acne? I get teased for it all the time.

Acne: Acne needs to be treated by a dermatologist. There are many prescription medications that dermatologists prescribe that can greatly improve the appearance of the skin, as a result of acne. ...Read more

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Help how to remove chicken pox spots that haven't faded in over a year on black skin?

Help how to remove chicken pox spots that haven't faded in over a year on black skin?

Make take longer: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. In black and asia pigmented skins, excess pigment is common, and usually fades over many months or couple of years. ...Read more

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Acne for years, but mostly have dark spots or marks (not pot marks) left behind. What are some good items to use on them (home remedies included)?

Acne for years, but mostly have dark spots or marks (not pot marks) left behind. What are some good items to use on them (home remedies included)?

Lasers, peels: Post inflammatory hyper pigmentation can occur in skin after injury or acne. The best prevention is to avoid sun exposure (sunscreen) to avoid stimulation of the pigment cells (melanocytes). Once present, bleaching agents such as kojic acid or hydro quinone along with retinoids can help. Typically chemical peels or laser tx is needed for severe cases. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of old acne scars? They are not indented, but the discoloration remains for months. Any OTC remedies?

How do I  get rid of old acne scars? They are not indented, but the discoloration remains for months. Any OTC remedies?

ScarFade and others: Scarfade has a ski lightening formulation for over the counter use. Some claim salicylic acid products such as tendskin may also help. Skin bleaching agents containing retin-a, hydroquinone, kojic acid and a topical steroid are also popular but will require a prescription. ...Read more

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I have hypopigmentation spots all over after my guttate psoriasis went away. Will the spots fade away and is there any way to fasten the process?

I have hypopigmentation spots all over after my guttate psoriasis went away. Will the spots fade away and is there any way to fasten the process?

The light spots: in my experience is treatable with certain regimens. Please check with the dermatologist who treated you. Do you have HYPERpigmentation (dark spots)? ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for my acne and fade dark marks at 17?

What's recommended as a cure for my acne and fade dark marks at 17?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could most acne scars fade over time?

Could most acne scars fade over time?

Which type?: Hyperpigmentation fades in a few months at the most. The actual scars that you can feel will not go away. I'm sorry this happened to you, and if you wish, they can be treated by a specialist with a laser, filler, or microsurgery. ...Read more

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What are the treatments to fade a hyperpigmented scar that is purple that you are trying to fade to white? Scars are over 2 years old.

What are the treatments to fade a hyperpigmented scar that is purple that you are trying to fade to white? Scars are over 2 years old.

Vascular: The purple color in scars comes from blood vessels. At 2 years the scar is mature, and less likely to change on its own. Most topical treatments will do nothing, but a trial of topical silicone sheeting may help. Laser treatments can be used to reduce the size and number of blood vessels, or the scar can be excised and closed again. Which does or doesn't apply depends on your physical examination. ...Read more

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What product is best for fading dark spots on dark?

What product is best for fading dark spots on dark?

Depends on the spot: Fading dark spots on dark skin is difficult and dependent on what caused the dark spot in the 1st place., how long it has been there, and where in the skin (depth) it is. Best advice is to see a dermatologist who can evaluate the pigmentary changes and help provide the best treatment options (bleaching agent, lasers, surgery, tincture of time etc..). Good luck. ...Read more

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Whats the best OTC fade cream for postinflammatory hyperpigmentation spot(dark brown unchanged after month since rednes passed but dark spot stayed?

Whats the best OTC fade cream for postinflammatory hyperpigmentation spot(dark brown unchanged after month since rednes passed but dark spot stayed?

See a dermatologist: Throw away the zinc and valarian which are useless and may have unpleasant effects. You will get best result from evaluation + treatment by a skin specialist. ...Read more

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Is there any way to help fade away acne dark spots?

Is there any way to help fade away acne dark spots?

Absolutely!: It is important to apply a broad spectrum sunblock daily and to wear a wide-brimmed hat. The second step is to apply a fade cream. You may buy over-the-counter fade creams (hydroquinone 2%). However, your dermatologist is able to prescribe you a stronger hydroquinone. Your dr. May also suggest serial superficial chemical peels depending on your skin type. ...Read more

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After my acne fade away they leave behind scars and some kind of red spots? Now my question is how to get rid of these red spots. & black heads please

After my acne fade away they leave behind scars and some kind of red spots? Now my question is how to get rid of these red spots. & black heads please

Many options: Blackheads can be treated with exfoliants such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or procedures such as microderm, glycolic peels. Red discolorations can be treated with various laser (ktp or pulsed dye lasers) or ipl treatments. ...Read more

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I have dark spots from acne scars on my face. I need to clear them out. Is there any home remedy or over the counter product i can use to do so?

I have dark spots from acne scars on my face. I need to clear them out. Is there any home remedy or over the counter product i can use to do so?

Bleach: The brown, but not the red, marks may respond to a hydroquinone bleach, but be careful and use sparingly. Preventing new lesions using scientific Rx is more important now. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What home remedies can I use to fade dark spot discoloration of my bottom lips?

What home remedies can I use to fade dark spot discoloration of my bottom lips?

Have it evaluated.: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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