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A 39-year-old member asked:

I wanted to know is betamethasone valerate/neomycin good to remove acne marks?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Terrible idea: Betamethasone is a steroid that can make your skin atrophy. Neomycin is an antibiotic for microbes that are already gone. Your red acne marks are new blood vessels repairing the damage -- don't try to remove them. Brown pigmented lesions are best left alone or if you must, try a skin bleach. Please get with your physician if your acne is not under control. Best wishes.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

I was wondering is betamethasone valerate/neomycin good to remove acne marks?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Terrible idea: The redness and hyperpigmentation that follow acne lesions are basically something that you need to allow to fade. Betamethasone will make your new lesions worse and make you more prone to acne, and suppress you ability to fight the microbes; it can also cause atrophy of your face, disfiguring you. Plus, you're using a prescription drug improperly. Your physician can advise you on acne control.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me is betamethasone valerate/neomycin good to remove acne marks?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Terrible idea: Please forgive my frankness. Betamethasone can make your skin atrophy and it won't help at all. Red and brown post-acne marks need to fade on their own. The acute lesions will probably be made worse by the betamethasone. Scientific acne rx starts with benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, and if this does not clear you, getting prescription-strength rx from your physician. Best wishes.

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