Treatment for Scar from Blackhead?

What is the best way to remove a scar from a blackhead? I scraped it and now it has gotten pretty dark.

Doctor Answers 2

Dark scar

Usually these scars from minor trauma to the skin improve with time without treatment. Topical acne medications including retin-A (tretinoin), tazorac (tazarotene) and finacea or azeleic acid can help reduce hyperpigmentation as well as help loosen and remove blackheads and acne lesions. Chemical peels or laser treatment (such as the GentleLase 755 or a q-switched 755 nm laser or IPL) can help remove brown discolored scars. Red scars are best treated with a pulsed dye laser such as the Vbeam.

Charlotte Dermatologist
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Dark scar

A scar whether it is froma blackhead or some other source, usually need some time to mature. The redness usually dissipates over time. If it has not, sometimes laser treatments may help.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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