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What can you do for acne scars on the face which just resemble dark spots?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Varies

Dark spots after acne is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih).
It can be treated with peels (mini & full melange peel), lasers, & good skin care products with hydroquinone, vitamin c which are depigmenting and Retin-A which is exfoliating. Superficial microderm and peels will not penetrate deep enough if the scars have been there for a long time but are fine if they are relatively new.

In brief: Varies

Dark spots after acne is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih).
It can be treated with peels (mini & full melange peel), lasers, & good skin care products with hydroquinone, vitamin c which are depigmenting and Retin-A which is exfoliating. Superficial microderm and peels will not penetrate deep enough if the scars have been there for a long time but are fine if they are relatively new.
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Dark spots

If an acne scar's only problem is a visible dark spot, it may be lightened with lightening creams.
These can be purchased over the counter in drugstores but must be used religiously twice a day for several weeks to see results and sun must be avoided during this time. If that doesn't work, lasers can be very effective. See your doctor for that.

In brief: Dark spots

If an acne scar's only problem is a visible dark spot, it may be lightened with lightening creams.
These can be purchased over the counter in drugstores but must be used religiously twice a day for several weeks to see results and sun must be avoided during this time. If that doesn't work, lasers can be very effective. See your doctor for that.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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