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Why none of your acne skincare is working to clear your acne

If none of your acne skincare is working, that's because you may not even have acne!

The acne you think you have may actually be a totally different skin condition


DermCafé Dermatologists meet new patients every day that have understandably handled their acne completely wrong


Acne
Acne

This is acne - it comes in many forms, such as blackheads, painful pimples, or deep cysts, etc



Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation

This is NOT acne - it's called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). It's a leftover and temporary skin discoloration from prior acne treated too late or incompletely



Post inflammatory erythema
Post inflammatory erythema

This is NOT acne - it's called post inflammatory erythema (PIE). It's a leftover and temporary skin redness from prior acne treated too late or incompletely



Scars on skin from prior acne that was treated incompletely or too late
Acne scars

This is also NOT acne - this is skin scarring from prior acne treated too late or incompletely



But why does all of this matter?

Because the treatments for acne, discolouration, redness and scarring are TOTALLY different. So, if you think you have acne, but you actually have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, none of your acne-specific skincare will work to fade away your facial discolouration


Often, it's hard to tell exactly what you have. A Dermatologist is the only medical professional that receives 5 dedicated years of specialized medical skin training. Take advantage of their expertise, and see a dermatologist to confirm your diagnosis before investing in skincare and treatments!


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