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How Can I Get Rid of My Acne Marks?

Reviewed by: Patrice Hyde, MD

I have lots of red marks on my face from squeezing pimples. Is there anything I can do to make them fade?
– Chris*

Most red or brown marks left after a pimple is popped will eventually fade or disappear, but it may take up to a year for this to happen.

If your acne marks or scars are severe or you're upset about them, talk to a doctor. Your doctor might be able to suggest things you can do, especially if the marks have also left raised or indented scars. esting one

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In the future, try to avoid pimple popping, so that you don't have to worry about marks or scars.

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*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.

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Reviewed by: Patrice Hyde, MD
Date reviewed: March 2013