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Remedies For Dark Spots That Fade Over Time
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
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Whats the best OTC fade cream for postinflammatory hyperpigmentation spot(dark brown unchanged after month since rednes passed but dark spot stayed?
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
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
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 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?
Black woman w/ dark pigment in nasolabial folds from a product. How can I get rid of this? Will if fade overtime? NO HQ please.
Problems with ingrown hair for years.tried treating lotions/creams-no help.Have a lot of red scars on legs. Will ambi fade cream help fade red scars??
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a few breakouts on face and chin that left me with dark spots after. Currently using Epiduo for the acne. In need of OTC med to fade dark spots?
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Years of hirsutism and ingrown hairs now looking for cream to fade dark spots. Cream with hydroquinone has worked well for me in the past but spots return when not using daily and read poss dangerous?
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