The tape used to cover my belly button after my tummy tuck has left a dark spot/ring. I've used alcohol, baby oil, peroxide etc. and nothing works to remove it. What can I do to remove this ugly dark spot from around my belly button? It looks like a large square.
How Do I Remove the Dark Spot from Around my Belly Button That the Surgical Tape Left? (photo)
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Skin hyperpigmentation from tape?
It would be very unlikely that tape would cause a permanent area of pigment change. At this point you could ask for a topical steroid to apply to the area to block the inflammatory process as this is most likely a post inflammatory hyperpigmentation process.
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Better photos please
I can't see what you are talking about. Could you please send more close-up photos of the problem. Without close up photos we can't tell what you are calling hyper-pigmentation.
Dark Spot Around Belly Button After Tummy Tuck
I recommend a topical product called "Biocorneum." My patients love this product. In fact, we often sell out of it (and no I am not linked to the product other than selling it). In addition, you can do Cordran tape. Your surgeon will have to write you a prescription for that though. Good luck!
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