A 39-year-old member asked:
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i wanted to know is betamethasone valerate/neomycin good to remove acne marks?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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