How to get rid of acne scars on black skin? (Photo)

I have acne and I'm working on treating that.. But what also bothers me are the scars left over from when I used to pop every single pimple in Middle School. But how would I get my skin to be 1-colored or reduce the visibility of the spots

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Acne and acne scarring with PIH in dark skin type

You need to get a better handle on the acne too. I would suggest that you see a skin specialist. I'd start with Retin A, hydroquinone, and chemical peels. For the scarring, Infini would be effective. Your skin is too dark for most lasers.


Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Acne Scarring -- Lasers (Fraxel, Co2/Erbium, VIVA, Intensif); Microneedling/PRP, Fillers (Bellafill); Subcision; Punch Excision

Pigmentation and acne are best treated with peels and a combination of skin care with lasers such as intensif and PRP.  We do LED treatments with GF and silk peels with salicylic acid.  I suggest seeing a cosmetic expert.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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