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are these acne scars and dark spots?

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I've been trying to get rid of these for a long time, and it seems like nothing has been working. It seems to me like they're acne scars but I can't really tell. They're not raised and if you feel my skin it feels smooth and like there's nothing here. I have mild but persistent acne and have been going to a dermatologist for a few years to try and clear it up. Right now I'm taking antibiotics and using aczone and retin A creams. The topicals dry out my skin so much and make this area even redder sometimes. I haven't had much bad acne recently but I'm just trying  clear this area up and I don't know what to do!!

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Could be PIE or PIH, the test is pushing on them and seeing if they go away, if so they are PIE. IF not they are pigmentation PIH. We made a faq to deal with this. For PIE many do aloe vera and honey or triple antibiotic cream.

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/365640-qa-faq-post-inflammatory-erythema-pie-post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation-pih- hypopigmentation-read-before-posting/

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