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Post inflamatory hyperpigmentation

Hello. I recently had foliculitus on my butt. The foliculitus has been resolved on its own but has left discolored skin around the hair follicules. These spothes are all over my backside so im curious to find out if normal skin tone returns to these marks and how long it will take. Thanks for any info.
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Hello,
Without treatment, this usually takes about 6 months to resolve and for the skin color to go back to its normal color.  Topical treatments with acids and chemical peels can be effective but can take a while for the skin to totally revert to its normal color.  Microdermabrasion can also be done, but this might require several sessions.  Skin resurfacing using lasers is also an option.  

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.






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Thank you so much for the reply. To be honest I think I will wait for it to heal on its own merit. I looked into glycolic acid peels but I do fear further damaging my skin even more. Since its not like I run around in the nude anyways.I am not too worried about it. Its just unconfortable for me during sex. Having mild kp on top of this is making me absolutly self-concious.
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Dear mam pl rely to my question,arh99,dermatology section
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