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A 24-year-old African American woman presents to her dermatologist with hyperpigmentation for the past year, which has led to scarring. Because she has been wearing a mask since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has developed worsening facial blemishes. When she was younger, she suffered from some acne, but this time, no matter what she tries, her skin has not evened out and is discolored everywhere. Additionally, she has been picking at the numerous blemishes on her face. Her normal skin routine is salicylic acid cleanser with a sunscreen moisturizer applied once daily. She is concerned about the constant scarring and needs assistance in properly diagnosing her skin condition and finding a regimen that can help with the pigmentation.

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