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A 20-year-old female asked:

How to quickly remove dark spots on skin caused by pimples? all the pimples are gone away but cause dark spots on my skin .. what am i suppose do ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Skin peels/lasers: Post inflammatory hyper pigmentation can occur after acne. The best management includes protecting the are from sun exposure to prevent increasing the dark pigmentation. Various chemical peels and laser treatments can be very helpful.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various skin conditions like acne. Treatment is with prescription bleaching cream containing hydroquinone.
Last updated Apr 24, 2015


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