How I can enlighten or remove these black spots? My skin is pretty sensitive too.

Hi! About 1 month ago I burnt my face (a little) with an acne remover product and it made my skin burn! I washed my face and then the next day my skin was dry and it peeled of!

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Dark spots

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It is hard to give you any opinion without picture, but you should make an appointment with board certified dermatologist to assist you with treating your acne and scars. We usually use combination of treatments such as fraxel laser, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, etc. Good luck

Summit Emergency Medicine Physician

Discoloration, do this first.

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Before jumping to chemical peels or laser treatments, I recommend using lightening agents on the skin and daily use of sunscreen. In the rare event that within 2-3 months the color does not fade to normal, you can start chemical peels and/or laser treatments to lighten up discolored areas. I would see a qualified dermatologist for consultation. Best, Dr P.

Kaleroy Papantoniou, MD, FAAD
Great Neck Dermatologic Surgeon
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Scar Solutions with lasers, microneedling/prp, subcision and fillers

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This is tough to answer without pictures. I recommend following up with a cosmetic dermatologist for a treatment plan for active acne and scarring. Any subsequent scarring can be treated with lasers, microneedling/prp, subcision and fillers. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Skin hyperpigmentation

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First I would not recommend using any over the counter skin products without discussing the treatment with a skin care specialist.  Many individuals have sensitive skin and products can cause irritations as you describe.  I would seek out the help of a skin care physician, either a Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist to assist you with this problem.  Do not try to correct it on your own, as you already have had a problem you are dealing with.

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Samuel Shatkin, Jr., MD
Buffalo Plastic Surgeon
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This is called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation which will take a while to fade. There are topical creams with glycolic acid and arbutin which will lighten these pigmentations. Sunscreens are mandatory in the day time to protect your skin from further damage. 

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