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Post Inflammatory Erythema?

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Hi all, I've read up a lot about PIH in the past. I have a lot of scars from a break out last year that are still here. They are mostly reddish/dark spots, some of them have a very slight indentation, some are smooth. Almost all on the sides of my cheek, though a handful on my forehead as well.

Recently I learned about post inflammatory erythema (PIE), and I think I may actually have that, not PIH. So quite possibly, I've been treating the spots wrong since I have used methods to treat PIH, and from what I read, PIE is very different. Looking at the photos I put here, what do you guys think? PIH or PIE? and also, if it is PIE, what are some good ways to treat it? Obviously just waiting it out will heal it, but any way to make them go faster?

Thanks everyone, appreciate it!

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I was on retin-a for a while back then. Unfortunately I had to stop because the costs were getting out of hand. I was using it for about 6 months and I only saw minimal results, so I don't think it really has much of an effect for me, but I may try to go back sometime.

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