Dark Spots From Acne

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots.

Dark spots, or also called post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (PIH) are flat areas on the skin that can range from pink to red, purple, brown or black, depending on your skin tone and depth of the discoloration. Unlike acne scars, dark spots are not true scars and therefore can be treated in the clinic quite effectively.

Dark spots are most often treated by various strengths of chemical peels. These not only get rid of the acne but lighten the dark spots as well. The acne usually goes away first before the redness or the darker spots go away. It usually takes another few months for the dark spots or redness to completely clear. Another dark spot eliminator is a great home care routine. With the right home care and consistent treatments, the acne and dark spots will disappear simultaneously.