Why does my post inflammatory pigmentation heal so fast?

I have light brown skin and if I get acne and it leaves a mark, it fade within 2-4 weeks. I've read that it take 3-12 months to even see results

Doctor Answers 2

Post inflammatory hyper pigmentation and erythema

You may be a rapid exfoliator or your pimples are not so inflamed. That is a good thing if they resolve quickly. 

Dr. Karamanoukian
Realself100 Surgeon

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Dark Spots and Healing NYC

You are very lucky that your dark spots fade so fast.  Typically it can take several weeks or months for dark spots to resolve.  Many patients use a combination of bleaching creams and chemical peels to resolve the situation faster.  Best, Dr. Green

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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