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Yes: Most marks resulting from acne lesions are due to excess pigment in the skin (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). This will resolve on its own, eventually. However, it can take months. Prescription bleaching creams or chemical peels are great ways to speed this process up. See a qualified physician to discuss your needs, as you may be more prone to develop complications with such treatments. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. I see that you already have scarring from your acne having been neglected when you were younger. I'm sorry this happened. At age 19, you're old enough to phone your physician who can add prescription-strength Rx to your benzoyl peroxide regimen. You will probably need to do this. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything can: When you are prone to acne anything you place on your skin can make you break out into acne including acne product treatments. Instead of home remedies that may make things worse go see an aesthetic physician that can recommend proper skin care regimen. Proactiv works well. ...Read more
Prevent new marks: The key is preventing new lesions. You owe it to yourself, the people you work for, and those who care about you to manage your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in a few weeks, your physician can add spironolactone, the oral contraceptive pill, or an antibiotic. Time fades pigmented lesions; a depigmenting agent may help or may simply cause more of a mess. ...Read more
Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?
Not long term: I'm glad you're getting properly treated for your acne. Nothing you put in scars will make them disappear in the long run. A dermatologist can make them less visible with a filler, dermabrasion, microsurgery or a laser. Several hollywood actors have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more
Acne: Yes, it should work on your skin. ...Read more
Is benzoyl peroxide effective for acne my skin is oily I have few pimples but much of post acne hyper pigmentation red marks..
Yes: Otc benzoyl peroxide 2% or 5% costs $5-10. Be careful: it will bleach clothing, towels, bed sheets. It is irritating & drying near lips & eyelids. If you control acne, you will slowly recover more normal color. A dermatologist can help with prescriptions. If you get branded benzoyl peroxide (proactiv) you will pay 10x more for same thing. ...Read more
Does retin a (tretinoin) help small ice pick scars from acne ?? Or proactive dark spot corrector?
1st Fix Acne: If the 'ice pick scars have pigmentation (dark discoloration) associated with them, the products may help subtlety with the pigment, but not the indentations. These types of scars are typically difficult to treat. If they are not very deep, Microdermabrasion is used, but again, results are modest. The first priority is to have the acne under control. If so, fractional resurfacing works best. ...Read more
Acne: Retin a (tretinoin) is a topical product usually dispensed as a cream or gel available in different strengths that is effective in reducing inflammatory (red) pimples and comedones (black heads and white heads). The product is drying and should be used sparingly. Caution with sun exposure. See a dermatologist for a treatment regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from severe itchycheek acne with pimples, black heads and sometimes cystic acne. I have tried salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and retinol A.
See a dermatologist: Your acne is a function of hormones. Certain birth control can make it better, other birth control can make it worse. Do you have normal menstrual cycles? You will probably do well with oral spironolactone and topical tretinoin. This usually works in 3 months, then is continued. If it fails, oral isotretinoin will rescue you. ...Read more
Easy Rx: There's a few home remedies such as vinegar and tea-tree oil but i'd urge you to go directly to the mainstream stuff. If over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't do the trick, a physician's office visit is in order. If it's relatively mild disease and confined to your face, adding topical Clindamycin might be your best option; your physician may suggest others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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