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Scarring vs purple discoloration

On 1/20/2016 at 5:46 AM, fade95 said:

What is worse acne scars or dark purple marks? Based on how 'easy' to get rid of it

Acne scarring(indentations usually) is a lot worse since its much more difficult to treat. By dark purple marks I imagine you mean hyperpigmentation. This can be treated with hydroquinone or something similar prescribed by the dermatologist. Edited by acne scar obsession

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Acne scars are worse of course. These indentations last your entire life, and are true scars. Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation takes anywhere from 3 months - 2 years to fade, depending how deep or how severe the original lesion was. 

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