I have a lot of scars on my legs since I was 14. There are black spots all over my legs and I can't show them. Which is the best scar removal cream for it and where can I get it? Please help me!
Best Scar Removal Cream for Black Spots on Legs?
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Dark spots on the legs can be corrected with Melapads and Melarase creams
The development of dark spots on the legs post insect bites is known as PIH, or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This results in an overstimulation of pigment granules that often get trapped within the dermis of the skin. In my practice, I use the Melarase creams (Melarase AM and Melarase PM) because they can decrease the rate of production of abnormal melanin and enhance exfoliation of existing melanin.
Melarase AM contains four active sunblocks + skin lighteners. Whereas, Melarase PM contains HQ and natural skin lighteners with an exfoliant. The process will take some time, but is highly effective.
Brown Scars on Legs - How do I get Rid of Them?
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.
Comprehensive Approach to Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation of legs
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 elevation when possible to improve circulation, and #4 frequent application of emollient/moisturizer, particularly after shower.
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I would recommend a really good bleaching medicine
as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or PIH and it is important to have an evaluation with a board-
certified dermatologist to try to figure why these developed in the first place so that issue can be handled
appropriately. To actually treat the PIH in this area, we would recommend one of the really good
bleaching medicines on this, including those with hydroquinone. If one recommends a laser, perhaps a Q-
Switch laser would be effective on the legs, but caution needs to be given here as legs and lasers respond
differently in many than many when we treat this with lasers on the face. Again, consult with the right
provider to have this concern addressed.
The dark/black spots on your legs are not scars
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.