Scar Darkened by Sun?

I have a small flat scar below my knee, like a little cut about 6mm long, I didn't protect it from the sun and now it is darker than the rest of my skin, almost purple. Is there anyway to lighten it? It's about 6 months old.

Doctor Answers (3)

Scar

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The scar needs to be evaluated by a plastic surgeon. A raised and purple scar sounds like a hypertrophic scar


New York Plastic Surgeon
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Treatment of dark and purplish scar on the knee and leg

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I would use a combination of laser scar removal plus Melarase PM for the dark discoloration and scarring.

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Dark Scar Removal

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Hi.  Yes, we would use either q-switched lasers or high strength hydroquinone.  A key issue is whether there has been a textural change to the skin. 

We are also in Los Angeles and we offer a free consultation.  Try the link below for more pictures of scar revision.  

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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