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How to Remove Dark Spot from Silver Piercing?

I had a nose piercing and unfortunately made the mistake of wearing silver stud. It oxidized and now that I've taken out the ring, there is a dark spot. I believe it is argyria. I tried using hydroquinone to remove the spot, but to no avail.

Are there other options, topical or surgical that I can do? Thanks in advance.

Doctor Answers 2

Scar revision and punch excision for piercing scar

Tattoo lasers will likely not remove the metallic pigment.  I would advise you to undergo a small punch excision and revision of the scar. 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Spot on nose

 You might try a laser to lighten the spot.  Depending upon the color, there are several different lasers that can treat this area rather well.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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