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A 44-year-old member asked:

how would doctors recommend i treat pimple redness?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Don't try: The red after a pimple is resolving is the new vessels healing the area. You need to control you acne and prevent new lesions. If a salicylic acid wash or topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician.

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What can I do to treat the red pigmentation left behind after a pimple?

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