I have a small scar on my breast from a spider bite. It's not raised but it is darkly discolored. Can a Chemical peel help on such a sensitive area? If not, what can I do?
Chemical Peel to Remove Scar from Breast?
Doctor Answers (2)
Peeling might make it worse
It sounds like the inflammation from the bite has encouraged the increased pigment. You can try bleaching creams and sun avoidance to start. A scar revision might help if these non-surgical measures don't provide reasonable improvement. Give it some time (months to a year) as it might improve on its own.
For dark scars or spots on the chest I would start with topical lightening creams
It sounds like you have post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. This is usually dark pigment(melanin) left after an irritating event. I think a spider bite would certainly qualify as irritating.
For dark areas on the chest that are flat I would start with bleaching creams. If it is raised I would add cortisone either in a cream or by injection to reduce the elevation of the scar.
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