With laser skin resurfacing, dead skin is removed from the body while new skin cells are stimulated to grow in the deeper layers of the skin. Lasers can also be used to dissolve scar tissue and lighten dark spots brought on by acne.
There are lasers that specifically target the pigment layer of the skin thereby hastening the lightening of dark spots.
When to go to the doctor?
Solar lentigos are flat, brown sunspots that are benign and resemble large freckles. However, if the spots change color or become flaky or scaly, they should be evaluated by a dermatologist. If you notice that you have dark spots on your skin frequently or if the presence of these dark spots is interfering with your daily life, it’s time to consult your doctor.
Making a treatment plan with your dermatologist can give you a realistic perspective of dark spots caused by pimples.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hyperpigmentation caused by acne appears as dark spots on the skin after pimples disappear. Dark spots may occur more frequently in people with darker-colored skin. But they can appear in all types of skin. Hyperpigmentation acne is not harmful, but it can cause significant psychosocial effects.
People may seek treatment for hyperpigmentation acne for cosmetic purposes. Dermatologists can help evaluate the intensity of the dark spots and recommend the most appropriate treatment.
Some dark spots may disappear without treatment, but fading takes time. It can be months to years before the spots fade.
Learn more about Acne here.