Age 34, Got an Insect Bite a Year Ago, Bite Got Infected and Left a Dark Mark?

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Scar

Infected bite marks can leave darker scars. You should give this scar plenty of time to fade and mature


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Scar

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Infected bite marks can leave darker scars. You should give this scar plenty of time to fade and mature


New York Plastic Surgeon

Dark Scar Treatment from Insect Bite

Hi Jane.  Without a photo it is impossible to say what we would recommend, but a couple options include hydroquinone bleaching creams or products and q-switched laser treatments.  

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Dark Scar Treatment from Insect Bite

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Hi Jane.  Without a photo it is impossible to say what we would recommend, but a couple options include hydroquinone bleaching creams or products and q-switched laser treatments.  

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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