How to get rid of long lasting purple scars?

I have had bad acne all over my body for about 5 years, and because of that I of course have a lot of scaring but for the past half year the new scars are this purple/blue-ish color and they just stay that way. Why does this happen? Is there something I can do to make the scars go away?

Doctor Answers 4

V Beam Pulse Dye laser for red to purple scars.

I like the use of vascular lasers such as Pulse Dye laser for red to purple acne scars. You will require 2-4 sessions spaced 4 weeks apart. 

If they are raised, steroid injections can flatten them out. 

All the best

Dr Davin Lim 
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Brisbane, Australia. 


Brisbane Dermatologist
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V-Beam for these Acne Scars

A combination of V-Beam and microneedling with PRP will help address these purple acne scars.  Please consult an expert.  Best, Dr. Green

Scars on Body -- Fraxel/Microneedling, Sculptra/Fat/Bellafill, Subcision, Pulsed Dye Laser; Medical Tattooing

Lasers and steroid injections can help improve scars on the face and body.  I suggest you see an expert.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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