Scars in African American
In my opinion, you will need a combination of treatments to decrease the pigmentation and improve the acne scars. For the raised scars, injections with verapamil or 5-fluorouracil are safe for dark skin. To remove the hyperpigmented staining, a combination of bleaching creams with chemical peeling is safe and effective. It is important to do medium strength peeling so that the area does not get inflamed and have the potential to turn darker. Pretreatment with bleaching cream is also recommended. Find a doctor with experience in treating African American skin. Ask to see photos. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Melarase creams for hyperpigmentation and body acne scars
You would be an excellent candidate for our HiDef acne scar treatments for pigmented scars that includes light chemical peels, Melarase creams, exfoliation, and Hydrafacial treatments. Clear and Brilliant laser can be incorporated into your treatments.
Start with Melarase creams.
The treatment needs to be individualized .It is impossible to totally rep m be the marks but they can be improved.cA combination of bleaching cream and. Switched laser can lighten the dark marks safely.A test spot would be advised to monitor individual response.
African American and Scars
The best combination for these treatments would be a hydroquinone and Retin-A or Retinols for topical priming of the skin followed by chemical peels. It will take a few months but it will gradually clear these marks. Best, Dr. Green