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    Old 12-15-2014, 06:22 PM   #1
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    Acne mark/scar

    About 4-6 weeks ago I noticed a black head on my forehead. Usually I would leave it but for some reason I tried forcing it out although it wasn't ready to come out. I used my nail and kept on applying pressure which caused it to bleed. The next day it looked to be bruised as it was a blackish/purple colour. It then turned into an open red cut. The mark left behind was a red centre surrounded by brown. As time went by the brown has faded back to normal skin colour but what is left behind is a red mark. I hate having blemished on my skin so I am wondering how to remove this acne mark. The reason this is titled "acne mark/scar" is because as I feel the texture of my skin in that spot I can feel a tiny indentation but the indentation isn't noticeable unless you stretch the skin and run your finger across. I am wondering if this red mark can be removed because it is making me feel very insecure.

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    Old 12-18-2014, 02:51 AM   #2
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    Re: Acne mark/scar

    For now, leave it alone. You scarred the skin underneathe, and because it is so new, youre seeing the results ....also because it is still so new, you have a very good chance of this fading over the next few months and returning to new skin.
    Next time, no picking. Picking on your skin always leaves behind a mark.

    In the meantime, you can use an acne lotion with salacylic acid (over the counter) to help it heal quicker. You could use a cover up makeup with salacylic acid as well during the day if its really discolored. Men and women use these products because they reduce the red, making it less obvious- Neutrogena makes a good one.

    Hope this helps.
    RRMS- dx 05

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