Skin blemishes are divided into two groups as congenital and acquired. The golden rule in skin blemishes treatment is the regular use of sunscreen.
Skin Blemishes Treatment with Chemical Peeling
It is one of the preferred methods for removing skin irregularities and blemishes. It is applied with fruit acids. 
It lasts about 15-20 minutes and is applied every 3 weeks. Slight redness and burning may occur following the application. It does not affect your daily activities and working life.
Skin Blemishes Treatment With PRP
PRP method is based on the principle of highlighting the major role of the platelets in tissue healing and blood coagulation. When the platelets are injected in a specific area, the blemishes tend to fade and acne scars are removed. Thanks to this methodi the skin becomes more vivid and bright. The healing process initiates quickly and consequently the tissue renewal is ensured. The first effects are noticed within 4 weeks following the application. It is recommended to avoid  being exposed to sunlight and applying much as possible. 

Since our skin is exposed to various factors such as sunlight, UV light, aging, genetics, and more, sometimes these may lead to problems named skin blemishes. These skin blemishes can be temporary, however, some may last more than usual which can affect the mentality of the patient.

Even though the majority of skin blemishes are considered non-harmful, it doesn’t change the fact that they can affect the patient’s life in different ways - easily. Therefore, having an effective blemish treatment would be beneficial.

In this article, we will learn about the treatments for skin blemishes along with the types of skin blemishes, and more detailed information about this topic in general.

Treatments for Skin Blemishes

Since there are various types of skin blemishes such as acne, pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads along with scars and dark spots; the treatments are shaped around the type.

However, the methods for the treatments can be considered common, such as:

  • Cosmetical treatments: These treatments may include using creams, gels, and some specialized lotions to help with skin blemishes.
  • Injectable treatments: Some skin blemishes can be softened by injection of chemicals such as hyaluronic acid.
  • Laser treatments: In some cases, regular laser therapy can be effective on skin blemishes if the patient is eligible for the treatment.

Types of Skin Blemishes

As mentioned in the previous title, there are various types of skin blemishes including:

  • Acne: When there is a presence of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and some skin diseases, acne appears on the skin at some spots such as the neck, face, shoulder, and more.
  • Scars: Scars can happen when the injury is healed or when the skin blemishes such as acne is disturbed. 
  • Marks: The marks on the skin can be stretch marks or birthmarks. Even though they’re mostly harmless, they may become problematic for the appearance of the skin of the patients.
  • Uneven Skin Tone: It may be a sign of skin disease such as hyperpigmentation.

When to Consult a Skin Specialist for Skin Blemishes

Skin blemishes can happen anytime and disappear in time. However, if they are persistent and seem like worsening it means you need to consult a doctor. Also, if they’re causing pain or itching when you touch or even without your touch, it means that you need to consult a dermatologist. The blemish treatment may be required.

Apart from medical issues, skin blemishes can cause a decrease in self-confidence. Consulting a dermatologist can help you to deal with them both emotionally and physically.

Preventing Skin Blemishes: Skincare Tips and Lifestyle Practices

To prevent skin blemishes, here are some skincare tips and lifestyle practices that may be useful for you:

  • Create a regular skincare routine: Cleaning your skin in a day by using a suitable cleanser will help your skin remove oils and dirt. Choosing a suitable cleanser that should be gentler for the skin is essential.
  • Moisture is needed: After the skincare routine, applying a moisturizer would help to make balance and maintain your skin barrier of moisture.
  • Protect your skin from sunlight and UV lights: Using sunscreen SPF50+  would be effective for protection.


Spec. Dr. Salih ÇetinerHe graduated from Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine in 1990. In 2002, he completed his specialization in İzmir 9 Eylül University, Department of Dermatology. He is a member of Turkey Society of Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology Association, Dermatooncolgy Association, Turkey Dermatovenerology Association. He gave verbal presentations in international and national meetings and has publications in Turkish and foreign journals. Areas of interest: COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY Stain Treatments, Mesotherapy Applications, Chemical Peeling, Spider Web and Rope Applications Hair Transplantation and Hair Applications Anti-Aging Applications CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY Psoriasis, Acne and Rosacea, Skin - Fungal Infection, Vitiligo (Ala Disease) Pediatric Dermatology (Pediatric Skin Diseases) Skin Cancer, Urticaria (Hives) Treatment of Venereal Diseases (sexually transmitted diseases), Verrucae (Papilloma) Sun Dermatoses, Treatments of Allergic Diseases Hair and Nail Diseases Dr. Salih Çetiner is married and has 1 son. He speaks well English.
Spec. Dr. Şenel YurtseverHe received his Medical Education at Ege University Faculty of Medicine between 1992-1998. Between 1999 and 2002, he worked as a specialist in Dokuz Eylul University, Department of Dermatology. He is a member of the Turkish Dermatovenerology Association. He has oral presentations at international and national meetings as well as publications in Turkish and foreign journals. Married and father of 2 children, Dr. Dr. Şenel Yurtsever has a good command of English. Areas of interest: COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY Spot Treatments Gold Needle Treatment Youth Vaccine Mesotherapy Applications Chemical Peel Hair Transplant Hair PRP Applications Anti-Aging Applications CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY Psoriasis (Psoriasis) Acne Rosacea (Rose Disease) Skin – Fungal Diseases Vitiligo (Ala Disease) Pediatric Dermatology (Pediatric Skin Diseases) Skin Cancers Urticaria (Hives) Treatment of Venereal Diseases (sexually transmitted diseases) Verruca (Wts) Itchy Skin Diseases and Allergy Diseases Treatments Hair Diseases Nail Diseases
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