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A 29-year-old female asked:

How to get rid of acne scars? i accidentally removed a pimple/acne and it left a mark. it's almost like skin. no more acne, just a dark spot/mark.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Dark spot: The hyperpigmentation after a pimple isn't a scar. It needs to fade on its own, which can take months. Don't mess with is -- skin bleaches are more likely to make a mess. I also see that you are on metformin for PCOS; your history of "breast cancer" is unusual in a 29 year old and perhaps you can discuss exactly what any biopsy or imaging showed with your own physician. Best wishes.

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