A 19-year-old male asked:
i have dark spots from acne. they appear the more i pop pimples. they make my skin tone look uneven. how do i get rid of the dark spots?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
44 years experience Pathology
Let them fade: This is post-inflammatory pigmentation and the heavily-vascularized healing lesions visible beneath the skin. Your key is to prevent new lesions. Apply topical benzoyl peroxide twice a day or as tolerable, and if you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength medicine. Nobody of any age should have to ask the question that you did. Best wishes.
Answered on Nov 3, 2013
Dr. Michael Kulick answered
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
TOPICALS !!: The best way to treat this is with otc hydroqinone cream, kojic acid and if very mild, retin a (tretinoin). If you have a darker skin type, you may want to have your dermatologist monitor your self intervention.
Answered on Nov 17, 2013
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