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I had frequent pimples and acne a couple of the years ago.And now iam having the black traces left behind.What can I do to make them fade or disappear?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: Hydroquinone
That's called postinflammatory hyperpigmentation - quite a mouthful, but it simply means a collection of pigment at the site of an old inflammatory process, such as acne.
Lightening creams containing hydroquinone are available otc and by prescription, but insurance does not cover them - and never use them at concentrations higher than 4% - higher concentrations sometimes make the darkening worse.

In brief: Hydroquinone
That's called postinflammatory hyperpigmentation - quite a mouthful, but it simply means a collection of pigment at the site of an old inflammatory process, such as acne.
Lightening creams containing hydroquinone are available otc and by prescription, but insurance does not cover them - and never use them at concentrations higher than 4% - higher concentrations sometimes make the darkening worse.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
In brief: See a dermatologist
A dermatologist may be able to offer some treatments that will help.

In brief: See a dermatologist
A dermatologist may be able to offer some treatments that will help.
Dr. Swati Avashia
Dr. Swati Avashia
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