How to Get Rid of Dark Marks from Ingrown Hairs?

I have the marks all over my arms from ingrown hairs and they are dark. Doctors couldn't help. Any suggestions on how to get rid of these? Thanks!

Doctor Answers 1

Comprehensive approach to ingrown hair folliculitis

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One should first treat the triggers for ingrown hair or folliculitis by seeing a board-certified dermatologist. You may receive a combination of oral antibiotics and topical anti-inflammatory medications. Hair laser removal should be considered to minimize hair growths in affected area. To treat postinflammatory pigmentation, one must achieve consistent daily sun protection and use a variety of topical bleaching agents.

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