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DXD Admin from Singapore asked a question

What treatments are the most effective to quickly get rid of acne and hyperpigmentation?

hello,

i’ve been having these really dark spots like hyperpigmentations over my old pimple spots ive been trying so hard to remove it by trying various creams but it doesnt seem to lighten down and due to hot weather these days im getting a pimple outbreak! What are some solutions to help get rid of acne and hyperpigmentation fast?  Without having to have dead skin cells forming? Ive tried a cleanser and it makes my skin crack and it makes a makeup patchy is there any facial or cream treatments to help with this? Thankyou!:)

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Dr Israr Wong
Aesthetic
Singapore
(10 Ratings)
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Dr Israr Wong
Aesthetic
Singapore
(10 Ratings)
Answered on Wed Jan 24 2018 11:12:33 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Dear KM,

You are most likely having post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation of the acne that has recovered.

You also have active acne breakouts, therefore , for a treatment that targets both issues, I would highly recommend chemical peels.

Salicyclic Acid peels can calm down and stop acne, while Jessner’s peels can reduce hyperpigmentation.

Subsequently you will need topical creams (e.g. Arbutin) for further pigment reduction, and acne products (e.g. Salicyclic Acid wash, retinA creams) for maintenance .

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Dr Colin Theng
Dermatologist
Singapore
(3 Ratings)
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Dr Colin Theng
Dermatologist
Singapore
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Answered on Wed Jan 24 2018 11:14:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Dear KM,

I agree that the most likely diagnosis is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). This usually occurs when the initial acne is red and inflamed and the acne settles leaving the unsightly marks. Squeezing acne is  best avoided as it tends to leave more PIH.

PIH will usually fade with time but it may take weeks or months for it to gradually lighten. Some creams like tretinoin cream and hydroquinone may help it to lighten faster. Chemical peels may speed up the lightening too. From your description, it does seem like your skin is a bit sensitive. Some of the above treatments may irritate sensitive skin so it is best for you to be evaluated before using them.

It is important though to make sure that your acne is under control so that as the old marks fade, you will not be left with new marks.

0 56 views 0 Doctors agree Wed Jan 24 2018 11:14:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)
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