I'm a darkskin African American with scabbies spots all over my thighs and legs I've had them since I was 11 I'm 23 years old now and they're still here. I never got a chance to cheer or do anything that involves me showing my legs as a child and I've tried bleaching cream but none of them seems to work. Please help me!.
How Do I Get Rid of Scabbies Spots on my Thighs and Legs?
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Treating dark spots on the legs
I would begin conservative therapy before lasers. The Melaquin AM and Melaquin PM creams, followed by a chemical peel known as Melapeel will help improve these scars.
Hyperpigmentation Treatments on the Legs
Hi Cathy. There is hope. We have often successfully treated long term dark scarring from trauma with q-switched lasers. These lasers are more often used for sun damage, birthmarks and tattoos, but when used correctly (read - gently), they can also fade dark marks and scars that have been there for quite some time. Check the link below to see the photos of a similar case.
Be mindful that just because a practice uses a q-switched laser does not mean that they know how to perform a treatment like this. It's very different than tattoo removal or sun damage treatments. Good luck.
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