I'm a 40 years of age, brown-skinned male, with injury scars on both of my legs. I recently searched online for treatment to remove the scars. I want know, will a treatment such as Intense Pulsating Light (IPL) help my situation?
IPL for Leg Scarring?
Doctor Answers (2)
Q-switched Lasers for Traumatic Hyperpigmentation
While we would not suggest IPL for your condition, we have successfully treated traumatic Hyperpigmentation like yours with q-switched lasers for many years. In fact, we have a picture of a woman with leg scars very much like yours on our website that was successfully treated with q-switched lasers.
IPL for pigmentation on the legs
From what I can tell from your photograph, it appears that the pigment on your legs is the type of pigment called "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation". This type of pigment does not respond well to IPL or any laser for that matter. The best treatment would be a strong compounded bleaching cream or a prescription bleaching cream like Triluma.
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