How to treat the red mark left after acne ? (photos)

I developed this acne 3 months back and took advice from various dermatologists but nothing cured this mark . can you please suggest something which can cure this as soon as possible ? Please note that the spot is more red as compared to what is captured in the picture .

Doctor Answers 4

Acne Scar | Red Marks

Thank you for your question.

Viewing this single photo is very difficult to assess and properly advise treatment. To better assist your needs, I suggest an in office consultation to determine the best plan of care, such as:

  • BBL/IPL
  • Microneedling
  • Topical acne treatment plan

To be sure, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment.

I hope this helps.


Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Pulsed Dye Laser

What you have is postinflammatory erythema (PIE). A small series of treatments with a Pulsed Dye Laser will effectively reduce the redness in this area. 

Luis Soro, DO
Fort Lauderdale Dermatologic Surgeon
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Red Marks and Acne and V-Beam

V-Beam is the gold standard for treating these red marks from acne scars.  Please consult a board certified dermatologist who specializes in lasers.  Best, Dr. Green

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Vascular laser

Red acne scars, or macular erythema can be treated with either vascular lasers or with IPL. My treatment of choice is a V BEAM pulse dye laser. You may require 1-2 sessions. 

All the best

Dr Davin Lim 
Laser Dermatologist
BRISBANE, Australia. 

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