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How are acne spots produced and how can I prevent them?

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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Scars

Acne marks result from the scars each pimple creates.
The best way to avoid the marks is to control the acne with antibiotics, retinoids, and hygiene. It is important to use sunscreen to avoid hyperpigmentation of the scars.

In brief: Scars

Acne marks result from the scars each pimple creates.
The best way to avoid the marks is to control the acne with antibiotics, retinoids, and hygiene. It is important to use sunscreen to avoid hyperpigmentation of the scars.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Jane Chung
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hydroquinone

You will get red and then brownish acne spots if you have a olive color skin such as asian or hispanic, or even italian.
Best of to prevent is that you use a bleaching cream containing hydroquinone 4 % which is blocking tyrosinase producing melanin on your skin. Also, tretinoin is important as well.

In brief: Hydroquinone

You will get red and then brownish acne spots if you have a olive color skin such as asian or hispanic, or even italian.
Best of to prevent is that you use a bleaching cream containing hydroquinone 4 % which is blocking tyrosinase producing melanin on your skin. Also, tretinoin is important as well.
Dr. Jane Chung
Dr. Jane Chung
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Acne Spots

Acne is the result of hormonal changes, particularly in adolescence.
You can prevent them by eliminating nuts and peanut butter, stopping chocolate; cuting down on dairy products. Wash with neutrogena acne wash; apply a bpo (benzoyl peroxide) cream or lotion -- something like clearasil -- on the affected areas at night. If it persists, see a dermatologist who may prescribe an antibiotic for you.

In brief: Acne Spots

Acne is the result of hormonal changes, particularly in adolescence.
You can prevent them by eliminating nuts and peanut butter, stopping chocolate; cuting down on dairy products. Wash with neutrogena acne wash; apply a bpo (benzoyl peroxide) cream or lotion -- something like clearasil -- on the affected areas at night. If it persists, see a dermatologist who may prescribe an antibiotic for you.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
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