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A 43-year-old member asked:

I have been using retin a (tretinoin) for acne now i have dark spots. why is that?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Recovery: This is post-inflammatory scarring. It will fade after a few weeks or months. Retin a (tretinoin) is a good choice and if this clears you, it'll be a good thing. Continue using until your acne self-cures, and if you're steady about it, you'll soon be clear without the dark spots.
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