3 doctors weighed in:

How do I remove a dark scar left from a pimple/boil?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pigmentation p/acne

Dark pigmentation after acne will usually resolve over time.
Use of sunscreen will prevent prolonged pigmentary change. Topical acne preparations containing retinol, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and vitamin c help lighten dark spots. Hydroquinone is also an option.

In brief: Pigmentation p/acne

Dark pigmentation after acne will usually resolve over time.
Use of sunscreen will prevent prolonged pigmentary change. Topical acne preparations containing retinol, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and vitamin c help lighten dark spots. Hydroquinone is also an option.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Thank
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Tincture of time

Most of the dark marks left when pimples go away are not scars, they are just dark marks.
They go away by themselves, although they sometimes take their sweet time about it. Some of the topical medications prescribed for acne will hasten their resolution to some extent.

In brief: Tincture of time

Most of the dark marks left when pimples go away are not scars, they are just dark marks.
They go away by themselves, although they sometimes take their sweet time about it. Some of the topical medications prescribed for acne will hasten their resolution to some extent.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors