How to fade bad red and purple scarring on legs as fast as possible? (photos)

I get really bad ingrown hairs on my legs that have left horrible scarring! i'm in the process of getting laser hair removal done to hopefully stop the ingrowns from happening. But the damage has already been done and my legs look horrible :( i've been using vitamin e oil to try and help with fading the scarring and i also have glytone retexturise lotion on the way which has almost 20% glycolic acid. i've also thought about using a derma roller on my legs. is there anything else i should be doing?

Doctor Answers 2

The Redness Resolution with lasers, peels and lightening creams

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This can be treated with lasers, lightening creams and peels. I recommend a formal consultation with a cosmetic dermatologist. Best, Dr. Emer

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Thank you for posting your question. IPL intensive pulse light treatments can help lightening hyperpigmented scars and making them less noticeable. Applying hydroquinone bleaching cream can also help lightening the scars. Best of luck. 

Jan Zemplenyi, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
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