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How Do I Remove These Deep Leg Scars That Have Been Around for 5 Years Now? (photo)

I have scars on both my legs. The scars were caused by scratching mosquito bites when I was young, and now they have become so bad and dark. The scars are cratered but are soft to touch.

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Scars on the legs

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These scars are hyperpigmented. I dont see any way of improving them significantly with surgery. Laser treatments may be able to reduce the pigmentation.


New York Plastic Surgeon
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Treatment of dark scars on the legs and thighs

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I treat these dark scars with Melarase AM and Melarase PM creams, followed by chemical peels known as MelaPeel. 

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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