A 17-year-old male asked:
Can i know if darkened skin from chemical burn like benzoyl peroxide will be able to heal on its own and return to the same skin tone as the surrounding skin ? how long does it usually take to heal or is it permanent ?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Moisturizers help: When acne creams or gels are strong on the face, and there is facial inflammation, twice a day moisturizing cream helps. Such patients may find that over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day for one week, can also help. One can talk with one's primary care doctor or a dermatologist, to get more help if worried. Life is not so predictable. Skin darkening sometimes take years to fade.
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