Which treatment helps to clear black marks on forehead and face caused from acne? (photos)

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Darkening from acne looks like PIH

I guess you ask about flat brown pigmentation after your acne resolves.  Triluma is very helpful for short term(use less than 1 month, 2-4times/week if your skin tolerates) if your skin is dark, and then change it to Hydroquine, and Tretinoin until it resolves completely.  Sunblock is very important.  Or you can start with Hydroquine and Tretinoin if your skin is not dark.  Also you may combine with Fotofacial.If the lesion is very recent one, couple of BBL treatment is very helpful to revert new PIH.  You may decide the best treatment option with provider, according to your skin or life style.


San Jose Family Physician

PIH from acne

The picture didn't load. PIH is treated with Retin A, Hydroquinone, and chemical peels. Occasionally, light treatments with the 1064 laser will help as well. 

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Chemical Peels and lasers help to clear up marks

Depending on what type of dark marks you can use chemical peels, lasers, bleaching creams, microdermabrasion and oxygen facials to clean up these marks.  Please consult a specialist.  Best, Dr. Green

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Dark marks

Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, without photos or an in person evaluation, it is difficult to recommend a specific treatment. With that being said, the dark marks caused by acne sounds like a condition called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Treatment options to lighten these spots include topical lightening creams, chemical peels, or laser treatments. However, dark marks can also be other types of lesions, which is why I highly recommend you consult with a board certified dermatologist to have your skin evaluated and to discuss treatment options that best suits your needs. Take care and good luck.

Reuel Aspacio, MD, FAAD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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