Re: How to get rid of red marks left from acne does it work??
Time is the best treatment. Leave the red marks alone, because as another poster said, it's damaged tissue. I'm acne-free now, but I had a lot of red marks left over after I finished my course of Accutane almost 3 years ago. I tried hydroquinone, and in my experience, it's terrible. If you have tanned skin, do not go with hydroquinone, because it tends to leave a ring or an outline on the area that it's applied to. Retin-A Micro is effective, but it can be a little irritating if you have sensitive skin. I've never gone the laser approach, but I did get a TCA peel done a half a year ago. TCA peels are an expensive, effective approach, but the results are short-lived. In my opinion, if you still have active acne, then don't waste your money on skin lightening methods/products, because the red marks will just come back. Instead, focus more on finding a regimen that best suits your skin.