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Q. Is there any way to get rid of post acne hyperpigmentation?

Answered by
Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 03, 2019

Hello doctor,

I need to get rid of the post acne hyperpigmentation that is a year old. I have had post-acne hyperpigmentation on my arm and back since I was 15 years old and have tried everything to fade and nothing works.

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1. Post acne hyperpigmentation lasting for so long is not very common.

2. There are two kinds of options for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Either using creams at home which I will prescribe you below or going for cosmetic procedures like microdermabrasion, or chemical peelings.

You can start with the creams. Use for six weeks and see the results.


Probable diagnosis:

Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Treatment plan:

1. Glyco 6 cream (Glycolic acid) apply locally once at night for six weeks.
2. Tablet Limcee 500 (Sodium Ascorbate and Vitamin C) once a day after breakfast for six weeks.


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