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A 27-year-old female asked:

I recently had severe acne.i applied benzoyl peroxide for a month.i no longer have pimples,but im left with a white patch on my cheek.is it permanent?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 30 years experience
BP can bleach cloth: so theoretically it could lighten skin. Typically that resolves but it it doesn't in a few weeks I would see your dermatologist as this may be a form of eczema
Last updated Jan 7, 2015

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