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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by jebrain in elmwood park,nj
Hi Jebrain. For the type of scar that you show in the picture, we would use one or two options. Hydroquionone bleaching creams and/or q-switched Nd:Yg laser treatments. Visit the link below and you will be able to read an article we wrote (and see pictures of) a patient that had bug bite scars on her legs and was able to wear a dress for the first time in years after visiting our office.
I see this condition very often in patients with Olive or Black skin. I perform chemical peels in the area and combine the regimen with topical cream treatments. The results are effective. I would use Melaquin twice daily for the hyperpigmentation.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on legs is a common and problematic skin condition that affects disaproportionately individuals of ethnic skin color. While the mainstay therapy would be a combination of bleaching cream, retinoid cream, glycolic acid or vitamin C as prescribed and supervised by a board-certified dermatologist, it is critical that you #1 minimize further trauma in affected area, #2 achieve strict daily sun protection with sunscreen and sun protective clothing, #3 leg...
These dark spots on your legs are not scars from the photos you shared. It seems that you have hyperpigmented patches which could be treated effectively with hydroquinones. There are also some laser treatments that are highly effective. Be certain to seek a board certified dermatologist to treat your condition properly.