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What can you do for acne scars on the face which just resemble dark spots?

What can you do for acne scars on the face which just resemble dark spots?

Varies: Dark spots after acne is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). It can be treated with peels (mini & full melange peel), lasers, & good skin care products with hydroquinone, vitamin c which are depigmenting and Retin-A which is exfoliating. Superficial microderm and peels will not penetrate deep enough if the scars have been there for a long time but are fine if they are relatively new. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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What to do if I am 28 year old girl,suffering from acne scars and blemishe on my face and body red and dark spots.how cure it ?

What to do if I am 28 year old girl,suffering from acne scars and blemishe on my face and body red and dark spots.how cure it ?

Pimple appearance: The most important thing to remember is to avoid the urge to pick at your skin! Keep your skin clean and moisturized with hyoallergenic products, and apply benzoyl peroxide as directed on the package. A cool compress on red inflamed areas can help reduce the appearance. Avoiding sun exposure should also help prevent scarring and discoloration. ...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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How can you remove acne scars or dark spots?

How can you remove acne scars or dark spots?

Acne Blemish: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acne scars and dark spots?

What is the difference between acne scars and dark spots?

Scars are permanent: Acne scars are depressions of various sizes and shapes. They're for keeps though you can have microsurgery. Dark spots fade in a few months. It's most important to manage your acne. You won't figure out the cause, but your physician can guide you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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And one explain the difference between acne scars and dark spots?

And one explain the difference between acne scars and dark spots?

Acne scar pits: Acne typically causes pitted scars, these have a sharp edge or margin which casts shadows into the scar causing them to appear darker and more obvious. Dark spots are typically melanocytic nevi or moles where darkness is from pigment in the cells of the mole. ...Read more

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After having bad acne I am stuck with acne scar and dark spots, what product should I use?

After having bad acne I am stuck with acne scar and dark spots, what product should I use?

Acne scars and spots: In general, I have found the best results for the scarring using an erbium fractional laser. That said, a series of tca peels often yields great results at a much lower price, but longer time is required. The dark spots can likely be treated with ipl or at least mitigated with a "lightening" agent like hydroquinone. Kind regards, mark johnson. ...Read more

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I have scars and dark spots in some areas. How do I get rid of acne scars and dark spots?

I have scars and dark spots in some areas. How do I get rid of acne scars and dark spots?

Chemical Peels: Chemical peel may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars and even control acne. In certain cases, health insurance may cover the peel procedure. Be sure to check your policy and contact your insurance company before the procedure is performed. ...Read more

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What would be the best products in treating acne, acne scars, clogged pores, & dark spots?

Acne treatment: First, is keeping the skin clean. Most people do not wash their skin enough. As far as clogged pores consider granular facial scrubs and once they are gone regular facial washing. Then one might consider over the counter products such as benzoyl peroxide and if not effective prescription antibiotics, topical and/or oral. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Acne Scar (Definition)

Acne scars are much deeper than the 2 dimensional blemish on the surface. The collagen fibers may extend through the subcutaneous fat to pull the surface down toward the underlying fascial layers. This creates the three dimensional "pit" common ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more