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Hi, i have blackheads or may be ingrown hair on my lower legs (portion between knee & ankle). what i remember is, i used to pierce them out a few years back, until now when i realised they started leaving a mark, usually a black mark, the pores are open,

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Dr. John Michel answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

I am not sure why you are having acne on your legs as this is a bit unusual. There are some excellent treatments for this type of acne. See your derm or PCP for treatment recommendations. These are frequently topical treatments.

Answered Sep 29, 2015

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Dr. Christine Hom answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Piercing your skin is an injury that on healing, can leave dark marks, or PostInflammatory Hyperpigmentation. This can take months to years to fade. Try not to squeeze or scratch skin lesions. Causing an infection there can cause worse inflammation and discoloration.

Answered Sep 29, 2015

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