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Popped up acne, became dead cells. Used Betadine. Have red brownish circle. How to cure it?

my face has acene before, and i pop them so they become dead cell. After that i used Betadine, but still there are red brownish circle where the pimple was.
Pimple has gone but after many weeks, those brown-red color is still there..

what should i do? when and how can it fade away permanently and when i recover my original skin on face?

I hope to hear your best advice.

Thanks and kind regards,

Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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It seems due to squeezing of acne and betadine application, you developed post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. To treat the same apply hydroquinone tretinoin based cream like skinlite ever once in a day. Apply in a minute quantity and do not rub. It would take couple of weeks for the marks to fade. Another effective option could be sessions of chemical peels.

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Answered: Sat, 25 May 2013
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