I have bug bites scars on my legs - how could I lighten it up? (Photo)

Yhey have been there for years. They are really noticeable where I am light skinned and they are dark how could I lighten them up?

Doctor Answers 3

PigmentationCorrection Complex + Melarase creams

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These scars can be improved with our skin pigmentation protocol that includes Pigmentation Correction Complex, Melarase PM, Exfolase, and Luminase creams. 


Dr. Karamanoukian
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Improving Dark Scars--lasers, Aerolase, microneedling/prp, skin lightening, peels, skin care, sun protection

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These can be improved with a combination of lasers, Aerolase, microneedling/prp, skin lightening, peels, and skin care. Sun protection is essential. I recommend getting a formal evaluation with a scarring expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

​Treating Dark Spots / PIH

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Thanks for your question and a posting picture.  I can't see the scars in the picture.  The dark spot look like you have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).  After a personal consultation, we would probably recommend the PicoSure Laser with the FOCUS and/or Flat Lens for pigment correction.  The FOCUS lens also works well on scar reduction.  PicoSure is safe for all skin types.  Depending on the severity of the pigment, it will probably take 1 to 4 treatments.  Best of luck.

Laura Riehm, MD
Fort Worth Physician
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