Q. How do I fade the acne marks without laser treatment?

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Hello doctor,

I have used Benzoyl peroxide gel for my acne and it has almost cleared. But, the acne left some red marks and blemishes on my cheek. I wanted to fade that redness on my skin. In the past, I used Epiduo gel. Please suggest me a product and guide me to remove that redness without laser treatment. Thank you.


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Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti
MBBS ., DVD., MD COMMUNITY MEDICINE
Community Medicine, Dermatology, HIV/AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine, Venereology

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • There is redness and some pus filled acne too (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Use cleanser like Cetaphil to wash face.
  • Apply either Retin-A gel (Tretinoin) or Benzoyl peroxide gel in night and Clindamycin gel in the morning.
  • Use sunscreen like Shade lotion in day.
  • Treat dandruff if any with Ketoconazole shampoo like Scalpe or Nizoral lotion.
  • You may take oral antibiotics like Azithromycin after consulting your doctor.
  • For deeper scars you can consult your dermatologist and go for laser, dermabrasion, etc.

For further queries consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

 

Hello doctor,

Can chemical peels be used for post pimple redness? If so, can you suggest me chemical peels? Also suggest me a product to control oiliness on my face.

 

Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti
MBBS ., DVD., MD COMMUNITY MEDICINE
Community Medicine, Dermatology, HIV/AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine, Venereology

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Retin-A cream has a peeling action too. There are other peeling agents like Glycolic acid peels, but it is better to use under guidance of dermatologist.
  • Cleanser can be used two to three times in a day. Using cleanser and Retin-A regularly does reduce your oiliness too.

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

 
 
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