What can be used to fade hyperpigmented marks/scars on dark skin? (photos)

Hi, I am a 25 y/o AA female that suffers from very bad hyperpigmented skin. Anytime I get a bug bite, scratch, burn, etc. the mark will heal really dark. I've tried products with 3% hydroquinone, bleaching creams, glycolic acid, Shea butter and the list goes on. Nothing seems to work but time, and sometimes that doesn't help either. What would be my best option? I still have some really dark scars that are 8 years old and some that are less than a year.

Doctor Answers 1

Dark scars on the legs

I would use a combination of Plato's Scar Serum, Melarase PM, and Melapads. Light chemical peels can also help as will fractional laser. 

Best, 

Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

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