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The best treatment for PIH on darker skin is to allow for gradual spontaneous clearance over several to many months and avoiding further skin injury/inflammation that will make the PIH worse. The use of lightening creams makes help hasten the process. Q-switched 1064nm laser...
7 Sep 2019
PIH from acne
Hi, Generally, post-acne PIH will fade on its own after several months. The key is to control the active acne as continued active acne causes more new blemishes and scarring. Check out the Acne section for details of the various acne medications that work. T...
14 Jul 2019
Hi, Most PIH, especially on the face, tends to reduce spontaneously over time if the inflammation is treated effectively. The control of the causative and continuing skin inflammation is the most important factor to manage. Treatment effectiveness...
21 Jun 2019
Hi, PIH will gradually resolve on its own even without any treatment. So waiting for spontaneous resolution is an option to consider. If using a lightening cream to hasten resolution of PIH in acne-prone skin, choose a product with proven skin lightening ingredients (discussed...
21 May 2019
Thank you for your question. Differin (a.k.a. Adapalene) is generally the most well tolerated retinoid and hence it is widely used for acne. it is alright to use a thin layer over the affected areas only but it has benefits for the skin over the whole face so I like to recommen...
24 Jan 2018
Hello Maine Thank you for your question. Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) or post inflammatory erythema (PIE) from acne is usually treated with q-switched laser or long-pulsed laser. You can expect gradual lightening of the marks with repeated treatments. You can also...
31 Mar 2018
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