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A 23-year-old female asked:

hello doctor:) how to get rid of black spots after pimples?i didn't hv much pimples but few but its now hv black spots.and my skin type is not so oily

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Blackheads: You are describing blackheads; you may need to see a dermatologist to be sure. Blackheads are related to acne and respond to acne treatment (including benzoyl peroxide). It is also possible to extract individual blackheads with a removal device, but this involves compressing/squeezing the skin, which can spread infection. (don't do this if red, inflamed, or tender).

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