Blemishes on the skin aren’t fun for anyone. But if you have blemishes on your face or elsewhere on your body, there are treatments that can work to either make them disappear completely or help them fade and be less noticeable.

For blemishes that are bothering you, try any of the following methods, which have been proven to be successful for many others with the same issue.

1. Spot treatments with over the counter products 

Topical ointments and creams are one of the first options that many people turn to when it comes to getting rid of blemishes, and this is for good reason. There are many topical creams and ointments for blemishes that you can buy over the counter at your local drug store.

Many of them contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to combat blemishes, and when used correctly, they truly can do wonders for your skin. The only thing to remember is that some of these creams my dry your skin out considerably, so you’ll want to a non comedogenic moisturizer along with them. In addition, benzoyl peroxide tends to bleach the skin and can also bleach clothing and bedsheets, so make sure you wear white clothes and use white linens and towels to avoid serious stains.


2. Seeing an aesthetic doctor 

These doctors focus on helping patients with their cosmetic appearance. This is done in different ways. For example, patients may be given oral treatments prescribed by an aesthetic doctor, or they may be given topical ointments or other methods of treatment that cannot be obtained over the counter. The methodology of treatment is also important as an aesthetic doctor can help patients know what order to apply treatments in and also how to wash and take care of their skin on a regular basis.


3. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing 

A slightly more expensive alternate for blemished skin is fractional CO2 laser resurfacing. This procedure must take place at a professional beauty or medical spa. Light beams are shown on the skin and move in a scanning pattern in order to take away the top, thin layers of skin where blemishes lie. Ideally, there is minimal skin damage with this procedure.

It is important to remember that you may need more than one session to get the desired results. In addition, to recover from this type of resurfacing on your skin, you may need to pamper your skin and facilitate healing for up to 2 weeks.

4. Chemical peels 

Another procedure that may help with blemishes on the face or other parts of the body is a chemical peel. Chemical peels can help with blemishes, and they can also help make your skin smoother and better overall. They may even help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels may be made of different chemicals, such as alpha hydroxy acid, which will help draw away the top layers of skin where blemishes and fine lines reside. The process will reveal fresh, beautiful skin underneath.

Blemishes are an annoying problem that no one wants. If you are struggling with this issue, try the topical cream or ointments or speak with a professional dermatologist or medical spa about getting other procedures to combat this problem.