PIH because of Acne?

I have noticed a red area on part of my right side of my nose, my left side is fine. I don't have a lot of acne, but I remeber having acne in that area a long time ago. The redness looks like I recently popped a pimple in that area, but has been like that for over a year, maybe even two. It never has gone away or even lightened. What is this? Will it ever go away?

Doctor Answers (1)

Red spot on nose

Dear Patient, 

An acne lesion should resolve with in about 2 weeks. Since this lesion has been present for over a year, my best recommendation would be for you to make an appointment with a board certified dermatologist for an evaluation of this lesion on your nose.

Warm regards,

Dr. Peterson

Houston Dermatologist
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