Approximately 6 months ago I was in a bad accident and basically tore my knee open. I had to have 16 staples put in it for 2 weeks to get it back together. Now I have a dark purple scar covering my entire knee. I used bio oil for a long time and the scar is quite flat - but it is very dark and noticeable. Is there anything I can do? The doctor told me it would turn white but that hasn't happened at all. Please help!
Removal of Dark Purple Accident Scar?
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Red and purple scars on the legs and knees
Purple and red scars on the legs are usually hypervascular. I use the pulsed dye laser to treat the redness and improve the color of these scars.
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