How to get rid of red spots after acne - have patience

September 11, 2014

 how to get rid of red spots after acne
 After disappearing spots on the skin are often flat red (sometimes brown) points. They are a type of hyperpigmentation Hyperpigmentation: Causes and Treatment  Hyperpigmentation: Causes and Treatment
 That remains after inflammation. How to get rid of red spots after acne?

Treatment of red spots after acne is different from the treatment of acne scars.

The scar left when damaged the deeper layers of the skin (ie skin, which is deeper than the visible surface), and the supporting structure of the skin is destroyed. Moderate or severe acne can damage the deeper layers of the skin, causing the destruction of collagen and elastin. Then the skin scars remain. Their appearance can not be improved without medical intervention.

Slight or moderate rash often leave the skin red, pink or brown spots that pass with time. Although people often refer to these spots posleugrevymi scars, actually this is not the scars and stains are rarely damage the skin permanently. There are measures you can take to speed up the recovery process of clean, smooth skin tones.

If you have a habit of squeezing acne - get rid of it because it can damage the skin and leave a permanent scar on the skin, while it might be a red spot, which would disappear with time. Consider using a special tool to remove pimples and comedones.

In most cases, the red spots after acne go away, but in some people they disappear for a long time, from six months to several years.

There are several ways to get rid of red spots after acne.


Cream with sun protection factor

It is important to use a cream with UV protection, regardless of whether there have red spots, or not. This should be part of your daily skin care, because such creams protect the skin from harmful UV rays and prevent the appearance of malignant tumors.

If you want to speed up the disappearance of sunspots is particularly important to always use these creams as they will help the existing spots do not become darker.



Exfoliation contributes to the rapid disappearance of the red spots, otshelushivaya old skin and brings to the surface a new skin. There are many ways of exfoliation, such as scrubs or special napkin for washing.

To get rid of red spots after acne, you can try to use external agents with retinoids like Differin, Retin-A or Tazorak. Finatseya gel containing azelaic acid, and brightens the skin. If you do not want to use drugs, try to alfagidrokislotami funds.

Although exfoliation - is one way to help get rid of red spots, these tools can cause skin redness, peeling, dryness. They can also make the skin more sensitive to the sun, so use a good sunscreen is important.


Means for skin lightening

  • You can try to lighten red spots such means as kojic acid, licorice root extract, mulberry extract, and vitamin C.
  • Hydroquinone also brightens the skin, but this ingredient linked to cancer risk Breast cancer - the verdict?  Breast cancer - the verdict?
 So it is banned in Europe and Asia.
  • Some individuals are advised to be applied to the dark spot vitamin E as an oil or a gel capsule, but it can irritate the skin.


When you want to treat red spots

The fresher the spot after a pimple, the brighter the color. Red spots after acne usually become dark brownish tint, and then disappear completely. The sooner you start treatment (exfoliation, retinoids alfagidrokisloty and so on), the better the result. However, to start treatment too early, too, not worth it.

It is best to begin using active treatment spots when they open sores disappear. If the red spot still looks wet, or it has a crust, wait until it dries, and will not disappear until the crust itself, and then start treatment. Exfoliation or the use of aggressive treatment, while the skin is restored, only to delay the process of healing.

If you cut your hand, and you want the wound healed quickly, you will not cause acid (eg alfagidrokislotu) on the wound. The acid is only likely to further damage the skin and redness will keep longer. The same principle applies to the treatment of any damage to the facial skin, including acne and after. While the skin is still red and wet, use a healing agent to speed up its recovery. When the redness begins to subside, you can start exfoliation.


How long does it take to disappear red spots after acne

Exfoliation or the use of external agents helps reduce the time required for the disappearance of red patches, but any agent needs time to act. Even if you do exfoliation every day, or using other means, dark spots disappear immediately. The skin at all different, but using treatment with perseverance and patience, you should see results in about two to three months. Depending on how fresh your spots after acne, and how quickly heal your skin, you can see the results quickly.

While the spots disappear, you may notice that the skin around them a little flaky, or even a layer of dead skin. If this happens, do not delete it. Let the skin itself will reject it when it is ready for it: it's part of the healing process of the skin, and you can not interrupt it, otherwise the skin will recover longer. The good news is that most of the spots after acne disappear with time. You just have to be patient.

However, if you're really impatient, you can refer to procedures such as chemical peels, laser or microdermabrasion. Facial treatments do not work miracles, and need at least two or three treatments with an interval of a few months, until you start to see the desired result.


The result will come with time

If you want to quickly cover up any dark spot, you will help a good concealer. In another case, the best way to reduce acne spots after - is:

  • prevent darkening of acne, using a good sunscreen Sunscreen is not just for the beach  Sunscreen is not just for the beach
  • help the healing process of the skin, using exfoliants and skin lightening agents,
  • have patience.

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Roaccutane - instruction: how the drug

February 17, 2013

 Roaccutane guide
 Roaccutane - a synthetic analogue of vitamin A (retinoids) for systemic treatment of acne. The mechanism of action of this drug in severe forms of acne, not amenable conducted before treatment, while it is not installed. The drug is not harmless: it gives a lot of side effects, so can be administered only by a physician.

 Roaccutane - instruction: how the drug

The mechanism of action of Roaccutane - guide

Roaccutane - a retinoid for the treatment of acne sitemnoy. Makes his famous Swiss pharmaceutical company F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd in capsules for oral administration. Each capsule contains 10 or 20 mg of active principle - isotretinoin, which is a synthetic derivative of vitamin A. Roaccutane over the counter only on prescription, since it is quite toxic drug, the effect of which depends on the dose.

The mechanism of action is not fully understood Roaccutane. It is believed that it is associated with suppression of sebaceous glands, which leads to progressive atrophy (reduced size). Roaccutane also has anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.

 Roaccutane - instruction: how the drug

Indications and contraindications for appointment

Roaccutane is indicated for the treatment of severe acne that does not respond to other treatments and prevention of scarring on the skin.

Action large doses of Roaccutane on the human body are not fully understood, but found that it can affect all organs and systems. Early treatment may occur exacerbation of acne that persists for several weeks.

Roaccutane is contraindicated in reception in the human liver, hypervitaminosis A, elevated blood lipids, simultaneous use of tetracycline antibiotics, hypersensitive to the components of the drug by the body of the patient. Manufacturers say that Roaccutane is a particular danger for pregnant henschin as has teratogenic properties. You can not take it well at the time of feeding the child Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   chest and under the age of 12 years.

With care prescribe Roaccutane with reduced background mood (depression), diabetes, obesity, lipid metabolism disorders, alcohol abuse.

 Roaccutane - instruction: how the drug

Side effects

Side effects of Roaccutane related to its dosage. Small doses of retinoids can not suppress the formation of acne, and most have side effects. Therefore, the task of the doctor - to select a dose for the patient, that the ratio between therapeutic and side effects were acceptable. Basically, all the side effects go away after the abolition of Roaccutane, but in some patients they may remain after treatment ends. When using Roaccutane, the following side effects:

  • the central nervous system - changing habitual behavior, reducing the background until the depressed mood Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood
 , headache; possibly also increased intracranial pressure, which result in symptoms resembling a brain tumor: severe headache, nausea, vomiting, changes in the vision, convulsions;
  • by the organs of sight and hearing - reduced visual acuity (often associated with the lighting in the room), the violation of color perception, cataracts Cataracts - how to solve the problem completely?  Cataracts - how to solve the problem completely?
   (clouding of the lens), inflammatory processes in all parts of the eye (keratitis, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, edema of the optic nerve), impaired perception of sounds of a certain frequency;
  • the part of the digestive system - nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Symptoms and Treatment  Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Symptoms and Treatment
 , Gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammation of the pancreas, liver dysfunction until hepatitis;
  • from the blood - anemia, decreased white blood cell counts (including granular performing important immune functions), platelets (platelet count may, on the contrary, increase), accelerated erythrocyte sedimentation rate;
  • from respiratory - bronchospasm (usually in patients with bronchial asthma or asthmatic bronchitis);
  • on the part of the musculoskeletal system - muscle and joint pain, inflammatory and metabolic processes in the locomotor system;
  • from the skin - different kind of rash, itching, redness of the skin, sweating, disorders of inflammation (including purulent) and exchange-dystrophic in nails and fingertips, marked thinning and hair loss, increased body hair pigmentation on the smooth skin, allergic to Light, excessive injuries to the skin, severe cystic constantly suppurating acne (fulminant form); also possible severe allergic reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.

In hypervitaminosis A appeared dry skin and mucous membranes, which can lead to cracks on the lips and nose bleeds, hoarseness, irritated conjunctiva, and so on.

Roaccutane - a drug that has to appoint a doctor.

Galina Romanenko

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