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I'm recovering from an acne outbreak; how can i get rid of the blemishes that are left behind?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
You really can't: The redness and post-inflammatory pigmentation must fade on their own. Please keep using the topical benzoyl peroxide to keep further outbreaks at bay, and if you need something stronger, let your personal physician know.

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How to get rid of marks left behind from acne pimples?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
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Sunscreens, acne med: Prevent further break outs by continuing your acne medication and gentle cleansing your skin, but avoid picking pimples which causes deeper infection. Also, after a pimple, many individuals get increased pigmentation at the site. Sunblock can help that. Unfortunately, it takes time.

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