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#1 CodeBlue


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:35 AM

First of all I would like to thank all of you who answered my previous question when I had no hope of tretinoin working. Well, I guess I responded extremely fast to the treatment. After 3 weeks of tretinoin 0.1%, minocycline, and 5% BP, my face almost had no bumps (although new breakout still appeared). However, those bumps left over very purple/red hyperpigmentation that won't go away :(

Would tretinoin help with these patches of discoloration and how long should I expect it to work? Sorry that I sound desperate here but my job involves sales/ working with a lot of people and it sucks having these PIH :/
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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:34 PM

Not sure what you can do topically, but pulsed dye lasers are good at taking out redness.


Tretinoin could accelerate healing to some degree. I don't know how much shorter it'd take, though.


Sunscreen is vital, here! Sun damage can make red marks look worse!

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