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i am using clindamycin gel with adapalene and orally azithromyc will it erase facial marks left out from acne?or should i take up laser as a treatmen

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
Acne scars: Acne medications may help improve the red or dark marks left by acne spots. They don't do anything for skin texture changes due to scarring. If your acne is still ongoing, laser treatment of scars may actually cause more breakouts. Also squeezing or scratching acne spots can lead to more hyperpigmentation of the skin. There are acne meds like Azelaic Acid gel that may help lighten dark spots, too.

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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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