A 18-year-old female asked:

I have deep pimples inbetween my breasts for 3years. i have tried everything. i'm on vibramycin (doxycycline) now 2 weeks. no improvement.i have scars from picking.

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Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Cleavage acne: Don't wear such a constructing bra, don't let your breast be pushed together. Allow air to get to the area. Also wash area after sweating. This should help. The scarring is another issue all together. Do not pick at area.
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