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I burnt my chin using garlic while removing mole but know after approx 50 ed days it has become a tone darker than my skin tone will it heal completel?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Skin pigmentation: The burned skin area will heal completely, but it's possible the skin coloration changes will remain. This is more likely to happen if the healing skin was exposed to sun while healing. After 6 months, if the color is still darker than surrounding skin, it's possible to use a skin lightener (based on hydroquinone) to lighten the area.
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