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What's the dark, tough skin around my acne scab? The red skin around the popped acne turned into a dark brown and the skin became tough to touch.

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Post-inflammatory

Post-inflammatory pigment.
Treatment of the acne, including tretinoin or adapalene gel will gradually clear this. A dermatologist can determine the best combination, probably including spironolactone pill.

In brief: Post-inflammatory

Post-inflammatory pigment.
Treatment of the acne, including tretinoin or adapalene gel will gradually clear this. A dermatologist can determine the best combination, probably including spironolactone pill.
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