"Gentle" 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide "Spot" Cream Left Me with a Patch of Brownish-red Skin

I am fair-skinned. This happened several months ago and it is still apparent. What can be done?

Doctor Answers 1

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

PIH can be caused by acne, picking, or an irritation from a medication. Please see a dermatologist ASAP to correct this. Be sure you stay out of tanning beds and allow no sun to hit your face since that will worsen this problem. Good luck.

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