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Removing Dark Spots From Acne
Time: They fade by themselves in a few weeks. I trust your acne is being controlled now -- if topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician's prescription-strength rx will handle it. A topical hydroquinone bleach applied skilfully can make the pigment less visible, but it's probably not worth the trouble. ...Read more
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
They fade: Post-inflammatory pigmentation from acne fades on its on in a little white; if you want to speed it up, some quinone skin bleaches may help if you have the patience to apply them. The vast majority of people will not care whether you have a little post-inflammatory pigmentation from acne, or may consider it gives you character. It is your choice. ...Read more
Bleaching with hydrogen peroxide can remove dark spots on face in 2 weeks? Which can remove dark spots from acne faster?
I have dark spots from acne. They appear the more i pop pimples. They make my skin tone look uneven. How do I get rid of the dark spots?
What can I use that will get rid of the pimples on my back and the dark spots from acne on my back? Im light complected & the dark marks show up pretty well & I don't wear tank tops because of that
Retin A (tretinoin): Retin a (tretinoin) is a prescription. The generic, tretoin, is the same but costs less. Tretinoin gel should be obtained in the largest size. Apply a very small amount every night. At first it may be irritating & drying, so you may skip a night sometimes. It is less irritating if you wait 20 minutes after washing. Expect improvement after 3 months, then continue for at least a year. Frustrating, but it tak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Gentle slow approach: Depending on your skin type (light, medium or darker skin) there are different ways to approach trying to lighten the dark spots that often result after acne lesions have healed. The best approach is to use gentle products and go slowly. This avoids excessive inflammation which would make it worse. See a dermatologist to get help. They may use retinoic acids, bleaching creams, or chemical peels. ...Read more
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