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.
Scar Darkened by Sun?
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The scar needs to be evaluated by a plastic surgeon. A raised and purple scar sounds like a hypertrophic scar
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Treatment of dark and purplish scar on the knee and leg
I would use a combination of laser scar removal plus Melarase PM for the dark discoloration and scarring.
Dark Scar Removal
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.
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