I hit my face on a car door and got a 1 to 2 inch scar from it. I am an african american female. Now, the scar is dark compared to my brown toned skin. The scar is just below my eye. I have been putting coco butter stick on it for about a month, with no results. Any suggestions of what I can purchase to get rid of this annoying mark on my face?
Product for Hyperpigmented Scar?
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Removing brown trauma scars
You have a couple really good options that you have not tried yet.
- Hydroquinone bleaching creams may offer some good results and should be tried first.
- Q-switched laser treatments can get rid of pigmented scars as well but may be More expensive.
Web reference: http://www.celibre.com/scars.aspx
Product for hyperpigmented scar?
The first line for hyperpigmentation is over the counter bleaching creams. The next step is prescription forms of the medication. A light chemical peel may be helpful and / or microablative skin resurfacing. After you have invested in the above, you should apply a sun block if you don't want to repeat the above!!
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