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A 16-year-old male asked:

How to get a fair skin?i am 16yrs and having many pimples as well as some dark spots on my face.my skin is a oily type of skin.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Get Rx: All acne can be treated effectively nowadays & being a teen is difficult enough without acne & postinflammatory pigmentation. Benzoyl peroxide for starters; your physician can add a retinoic acid derivative &/or Clindamycin topically; if the acne is on your trunk you'll probably need a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline as well. Accutane for hard cases is worth the trouble & small risk.
Last updated Nov 27, 2017


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