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A 18-year-old male asked:

i have a facial pimple on right cheek, tried popping it and stuff came out. then it turned redish/purpleish how do i get rid of it and or that color?

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Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Time and sunscreen.: The discoloration you are describing is likely hyperpigmentation after the inflammation from the pimple. Use an spf 30 daily to ensure that the area is not exposed to sunlight while you allow time to fade it back to the normal color.

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