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Scar from shingles on my leg (Photo)

I had shingles last October (just on my leg.) Took a prescription of Acyclovir and it went away quickly. Unfortunately it has left some scars. The first place it broke out was my calf and that area is still the darkest. The other two areas above my knees are gradually getting smaller, but still visible. Is there anything I can put on it topically to make them disappear more quickly?

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Scar revision on the legs from shingles

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Dark scars on the legs can be improved with Melarase creams.  Red scars are generally improved with pulsed dye laser. Our office specializes in scar treatment including topical, laser, and surgical scar revision.
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Scar from shingles on my leg

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In most cases these reddish areas will lighten over time, like 1 year. You could apply a steroid cream ... 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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