Hi everybody, I'm trying to fade 4 red marks left from pimples on my chin. If I don't use anything, they will remain on my face forever (I know from past experience)
I get these marks from pimples that have pus in them. I don't touch them or pick at them, still they leave marks.
I went to 2 doctors. One suggested Tretinoin 0.025%. But I read reviews here and people has said that it causes an initial breakout. I don't think an initial breakout is worth it for just 4 marks. So I gave up.
The other derm recommended Ystheal cream (http://www.aveneusa.com/ystheal-cream/) This has Retinaldehyde as an active ingredient. But I read on the internet that retinaldehyde also causes initial breakouts.
An option I want to try from reviews here is a glycolic acid cream. I have a cream with 6% glycolic acid. Even a 12% glycolic acid cream can easily be bought without a prescription in India for cheap.
So my questions:
1. Will Tretinoin cause initial break out even if I use it as a spot treatment?
2. Will Retinaldehyde cause initial break out even if I use it as a spot treatment?
3. Has anyone used Glycolic acid successfully to fade red marks/ PIH? What concentration? How long will it take?
Please do reply. I'm looking forward to hear from you all.