Removal of Dark Purple Accident Scar?

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!

Doctor Answers (1)

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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