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A 25-year-old female asked:

i hav acne on my cheeks & chin. i hav normal to dry skin n the pimple is 80% underneath the skin than its above n painful. also leaves permanent spots?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Acne: your deep acne pimples may or may not leave permanent scars. It depends on your skin type and whether or not you tend to keloid. Trying to pop a deep pimple is more likely to leave a scar. If you have this problem frequently, you would benefit from a visit with a dermatologist who can prescribe preventive and spot treatments.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Dermatologist: I believe that a dermatologist is best qualified to treat problematic acne cases. Try to get good advice and treatment in order to minimize facial scarring.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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