Posted 14 September 2004 - 11:17 AM
I've been on the BCP for the past two months, but I find - as I did before I went on it - that where my acne heals, there are often unsightly red marks left, which look horrible. Apart from make-up, which I really want to stop wearing altogether, is there anything that can be done to fade these marks? Has anyone used a facial tanning lamp, and does it work? Any other suggestions?
Posted 14 September 2004 - 01:25 PM
Posted 05 October 2004 - 07:32 PM
Posted 05 October 2004 - 08:01 PM
The hyperpigmentation fades over time...takes some longer than others.
Posted 05 October 2004 - 08:30 PM
I kinda doubt it. Are you sure they aren't from recent blemishes? Red marks shouldn't last more than a year...
Posted 13 October 2004 - 05:33 PM
Time time time
(heals all wounds)
Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:50 AM
I've got the same problem. My derm says the best thing to heal these scars is time. However if you want to speed up the healing process try this cream called Skinoren. I've been using it for 2 weeks now, and although I've had no improvement yet, just look at the product reviews for it on this website.
Might be worth a try as it rarely gives any side effect
16th May-27th October 2013
15 Years Old/Female/52kg
Month 1- 20mg Month 2- 40mg Month 3- 40mg Month 4- 50mg Month 5 and 1/2- 50mg
Also see page 4 on my log for the before and after photos
"You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"
Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:25 AM
You might want to try rosehip seed oil. I've heard it's very good for marks. You would want to patch test it on your skin for a reaction first, but it seems to work well with people who are acne prone. I haven't not tried it myself yet but hear great things about it's moisturizing and healing effects. Shea butter is also a healing product. It should not break you out either.
No regimen is one-size-fits-all. You are unique and so is your skin.
Proactive Deep Cleansing Wash - Lumiplexion Salicylic Acid ~ Lumiplexion SPF 30 ~ Lumiplexion moisturizer
Proactive Deep Cleansing Wash ~ Lumiplexion Glycolic Acid 12% (3-4x week) ~ Lumiplexion Hydroquinone 1-2x week
Lumiplexion enzyme mask / sulfur mask / moisturizing mask 1-2 week as needed