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Will popping pimples leave black blemish scar?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not the key: Whether or not you pop them, you're likely to have hyperpigmentation and maybe depressed scars; the latter can be permanent. You owe it to yourself to get serious about managing your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated up to 10% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your physician can add something that will. Best wishes.

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Last updated Jan 1, 2019

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