Could laser treatment or microdermabrasion restore pigmentation and reduce the scarring on toes of an African American? (Photo)
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Treating color changes on the feet
Thank you for your question MrsMDB. Pressure from tight shoes can affect the color of the skin on the feet and toes. This is often more evident in darker skin types. The most important thing is to wear comfortable shoes that do not cause pressure on the skin. Fractional laser treatment can be used to restore the color and texture of the skin. Erbium is preferred over CO2 in darker skin types. Multiple treatments are usually required and performed every eight weeks or so. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck?