Hello everyone how are you, thanks in advance. Ok, Bulb burn on side of arm, 200W seared my arm, First month to two I treated it with Mederma cream. 4-5 months has passed and now I have been putting Bio-oil and Neosporin on religiously for a couple weeks now. Clearly I am not white but have a caramel tan complexion. Honestly if I want to fade or decrease visible borders by 75% ( get real results) what are the options have given the complications of my skin? Even if I must start a plan in stages.
200 watt bulb burn on arm (outer bicep area), no raised skin, but darkened circular mark? (photo)
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Scar revision on dark scars with Melarase
Dark scars can be treated with a combination of Melapads and Melarase creams to even out the complexion.
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
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Treat Dark Burn Scars
Hi Danny. Because the burn has no texture, the prognosis is good. We would use either hydroquinone bleaching cream or q-switched lasers or even a combination of these two. It's likely that you would be able to achieve most or full clearance of the scar.
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