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Canucks3 12-08-2012 12:18 PM

Hyperpigmentation
 
Only about 3 months ago I started getting these big pimple- like lesions on my face. I had about 3 or 4 of them so I went to the derm. They were big and white with red around them and they oozed out this clear liquid for days. The derm took some cultures and told me it was just more of an acne thing but it had some bacteria in it or something. I'm 17 years old and I'm
Not known to get bad acne. Just the occasional pimple on the forehead or cheek. My derm put me on benzaclin to apply to the active lesions every night, and minocycline 100mg for morning and night time. This all worked out for me and now the lesions are gone, but I have these really big pink marks on my face from it, and the worst one is right between my eyebrows and its huge. So I went to my derm for a follow up and he put me on adapalene cream 0.1% to apply to the pink marks 3 days a week at bedtime. I've read a lot on adapalene cream and I'm not sure if he took much time and thought into what he prescribed me. I'm crazy self conscious about this and just want my face looking healthy again like it used to be. I've been on the adapalene cream for 2 weeks now, and have had the hyperpigmented areas for over a month now. Please help me out and give me some advice here. I'm losing it. I'm new to this so I don't know if you're able to put pictures on here, but if you can I'd appreciate it if you told me how. Thanks

mmisty 12-08-2012 05:19 PM

Re: Hyperpigmentation
 
The hyperpigmentation will go away!! It just takes time. Wash gently with cool water and rinse with cool water. What happens is that when you get a pimple, the blood vessles dilate and it takes time for them to go back to normal.

Canucks3 12-08-2012 05:50 PM

Re: Hyperpigmentation
 
Thanks a lot for your reply. Anyone else's replies and advice would really be appreciated!!


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