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How do you get rid of dark acne spots ?
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Many options
Using topical bleaching creams, retin-a, retinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid can help.
Also important to avoid sun exposure which would intensify the dark spots. If topicals don't work, then turn to your doctor to get a procedure such as lasers (noninvasive lasers work best on pigment with less side-effects), ipl, chemical peel, glycolic or salicylic acid peel, microdermabrasion.

In brief: Many options
Using topical bleaching creams, retin-a, retinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid can help.
Also important to avoid sun exposure which would intensify the dark spots. If topicals don't work, then turn to your doctor to get a procedure such as lasers (noninvasive lasers work best on pigment with less side-effects), ipl, chemical peel, glycolic or salicylic acid peel, microdermabrasion.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Tina Alster
Dermatology
In brief: Laser Skin Treatment
Dark (or pigmented) acne scars and dark spots (lentigos) can be reduced with the use of topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone and kojic acid (available over-the-counter and through prescription) which typically need to be applied daily for a number of months before significant fading of the spots is observed.
Chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing treatments in-office are effective.

In brief: Laser Skin Treatment
Dark (or pigmented) acne scars and dark spots (lentigos) can be reduced with the use of topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone and kojic acid (available over-the-counter and through prescription) which typically need to be applied daily for a number of months before significant fading of the spots is observed.
Chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing treatments in-office are effective.
Dr. Tina Alster
Dr. Tina Alster
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