Remove scars from skin picking (Dermatillomania)? (Photo)
Los Angeles, CA
1 year ago
Thanks in advance for any advice! My long story is I've been in recovery (3mths) from a 10 year Vicodin addiction! And depression (a lot of it because of the Vicodin abuse). During that time, I also had a lot of anxiety and picked the skin on my arms and legs. I FINALLY got it under control and everything is mostly healed. It took over a year after I stopped! The scars are so embarrassing. Is there any sort of laser treatment that would get rid of these, or at least diminish , them?
Doctor Answers 1
I have found the best treatment for hypopigmentation requires a combination approach. Nothing "cures" this completely but you can get improvement with Fraxel or viva and microneedling with PRP. I suggest only seeing an expert as skin care and sun protection will be essential as well. Best, Dr. Emer
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