Acne for More Than 8 Yrs. I Am an Indian and Have Scars and Black Spots. How Can I Get Rid of This?
- Asked by suk in Los Angeles, CA
- 2 years ago
Improving acne and its resulting defects.
I assume that you are from south Asia and as such also assume you have darker skin tones. Any injury to the skin can result in a dark mark, whether an acne lesion, a scratch, burn, bite etc. The first task is to control your acne to prevent new dark marks from forming. Hydroquinone bleaching agents can be combined with a good acne regimen and chemical peels or microdermabrasion to gradually lighten the discolorations. Controlling your acne and evening your skin tones may be all you need. Possibly you suffer from only pigment and not true scars.
Hope for acne scars and dark spots
The Palette Approach to Acne Scars
There are many different techniques used in improving acne scars. It is a certainty that you will need to be treated with more than one. The characteristics of your scars (box-car, rolling, etc.), what depth the left-over color is at, and other factors will all be used to make a plan of treatment. You will need to see someone who can address all your concerns. Barry Resnik, MD, Dermatologist/cosmetic surgeon, Miami, FL
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