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What works best to remove acne dark spots?
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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology
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In brief: Gentle slow approach
Depending on your skin type (light, medium or darker skin) there are different ways to approach trying to lighten the dark spots that often result after acne lesions have healed.
The best approach is to use gentle products and go slowly. This avoids excessive inflammation which would make it worse. See a dermatologist to get help. They may use retinoic acids, bleaching creams, or chemical peels.

In brief: Gentle slow approach
Depending on your skin type (light, medium or darker skin) there are different ways to approach trying to lighten the dark spots that often result after acne lesions have healed.
The best approach is to use gentle products and go slowly. This avoids excessive inflammation which would make it worse. See a dermatologist to get help. They may use retinoic acids, bleaching creams, or chemical peels.
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