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Will the Use of Melacare Cream Darken my Skin?

I have oily skin.i use to have severe acne few months back nd there are many marks.suggest will melacare turn my skin dark READ MORE

Cystic Acne, is It Hormonal? when Will It Go Away? (photo)

I've had acne since college. 24 now, and 3 years ago developed cystic acne along jaw and neck. Had hormonal and PCOS levels checked twice, negative.... READ MORE

Will Hyperpigmentation from Benzoyl Peroxide Fade on Its Own?

I applied 10% benzoyl peroxide acne medication on a small area of my face one night, and the next day, I noticed that it was significantly darker. It... READ MORE

Pimple marks and early age dark spots, and acne. How can I cure them?

I am a 25 years old female and I live in france. 2 years back when I arrived in France I got horrible acne and when I went back to India i got it... READ MORE

Should I stop Kleresca treatment because it has caused severe hyperpigmentation/melasma on my face?

I have commenced Kleresca for my acne but I have developed severe melasma from the first session. I have been told it will disappear after treatment... READ MORE

Asian Skin Prone to Hyperpigmentation from Pimples

I am of Asian descent and have fair skin. Usually, my pimples result to pink blemishes afterwards; but I've noticed sometimes that after a large... READ MORE

Persistent Acne and Hyperpigmentation: How Can I Permanently Resolve it?

I have been on all oral medication that you can think of and topicals like Differin etc. The second I stop and ween of off it the acne comes back... READ MORE

What does Rosehip Oil exactly do to our skin ?

I'm using Tretinoin 0.05% cream for a week now (during night time only) for some hyperpigmentation & I've seen 80% improvement. From now on, I'm going... READ MORE

Hyperpigmentation spots from acne on my upper back and buttocks. Should I spot treat with hydroquinone or apply all over?

I read that spot treating can create uneven skin tone in darker skinned individuals (I'm African American and medium brown/caramel). It takes me about... READ MORE

Is it safe to use aczone and hydroquinone?

I'm using aczone as an acne spot treatment. I moisture then spot treat breakouts with aczone. I have some hyperpigmentation and would like to use... READ MORE

Would there be another initial breakout if I shift from Differin cream to tretinoin cream?

Hi! I am using differin cream for 16 weeks now. My acne is a lot better but not yet totally healed and now have a lot of hyperpigmentation. I would... READ MORE

I have dark brown post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne. I have a 4% hydroquinone cream. Can you tell me how to use it?

I wanted to know how to apply my 4% hydroquinone cream? It was prescribed to me by my dermatologists 2 months ago, but she never explained to me how... READ MORE

How do I treat blind pimples and stop them from recurring?

I have been getting recurrent blind pimples on my cheeks for the past month. Background: I'm 30, black female. I've had hyperpigmentation, moderate -... READ MORE

Is there a product similar to benzoyl peroxide that dermatologists would prescribe to patients other than retinoids?

I read that benzoyl peroxide kills acne bacteria. I tried Clinique benzoyl peroxide and thought it worked much better than salicylic acid but it... READ MORE

Severe back acne and hyperpigmentation. Can anything be done? (Photos)

I'm a 23 year male from Toronto. I believe I've got severe acne and hyper pigmentation on my arms and back. I've social anxiety disorder and this is... READ MORE

Acne Treatments for Brown Hyperpigmentation?

I have light tanned skin, most of my acne is under control, but I am left with brown hyperpigmentation. I have tried around 8 chemical peels, but they... READ MORE

Can I use Epiduo and a 2% hydroquinone cream for post-acne hyperpigmentation at the same time? In what order should I do this?

I have been using Epiduo for four months along with my birth control, and my acne has significantly improved. Now, the most noticeable thing is the... READ MORE

Can Salicylic Acid, And/or Other Acne Topicals, Cause Photo-sensitivity That Will then Lead to Hyper-pigmentation?

I'm a male in my early 30s. Over the last couple of years I've developed a melasma-like condition. The area, however, matches an area I've... READ MORE

Hyperpigment from Laser Treatment for Acne?

I am a 45 year old woman who had laser on face for acne two years ago. The places laser touched have hyperpigmented. I have tried 10% HyroQ but no... READ MORE

11th week of Epiduo and Tretinoin, and my acne is still inflamed with hyperpigmentation. What are my options? (Photo)

Please give me an answer, my acne seems to be still inflamed with hyperpigmentation. I have been using both medication for 11th week. Various open... READ MORE

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