FAQ - Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentationchemical peel tca aha alpha hydroxy acid red mark makeup hyperpigmentation
Posted 26 July 2010 - 04:53 AM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 08:18 PM
I just started accutane so i have a long way to go so if there's anything I can apply, I would love to know about it! Thanks
Started Claravis 9/8/2011
Month 1~ 40mg once a day
Month 2~ 40mg once a day
Month 3~ 60mg once a day
Month 4~ 60mg once a day
Month 5~ 60mg once a day
Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:18 AM
Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:47 PM
Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:09 PM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:39 PM
thank u for this thread frances! i often get dark spots after a major pimple & i did not know that bp is bad for that kind of skin.
Edited by Kojoka21, 02 June 2012 - 06:40 PM.
Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:57 PM
what is the best treatment for PIH. Hdyroquinone, AHA, what. i keep hearing 4%hydroquinone. But i'm more interested in getting rid of PIH AND preventing pimples.
I have had proactiv since the end of january, and ever since i heard that BP worsens dark spots, i have stopped using it. I feel that was a bad idea, because now i have many new brown spots that i feel could have been prevented. I dont know whether i should continue using it, or try something else. The Proactiv DID HELP. Note that i want to prevent pimples, and get rid of dark spots. what if I use the proactiv and also add some extra glycolic acid before the toner. doesnt glycolic acid help with brown spots?
Please Help me.
Glycolic acid is amazing for dark/brown spots and it also helps with acne. But, beware that you can only find maximum of 10% glycolic acid at drugstores. A higher concentration will have to be purchased online. But, a product that I recommend, because I have brown spots and hyperpigmentation, is NEOSTRATA SMOOTHING CREAM. It comes in levels 1,2,3. Start off with 3 if your spots are bad, and wait 3 weeks and you will notice a result. Also, try NEOSTRATA HQ PLUS LIGHTENING GEL. These products come for about $35-45 each. But, I would strongly recommend investing in them. they also last a while. Good luck!
Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:23 PM
Edited by FLgators22, 06 July 2012 - 03:24 PM.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:58 PM