How to Remove Bad Leg Scars? (photo)

Hi, i have scars on my legs since i was 13. But it became worst last year as i easily get infection (itchiness after shave, and also legs acne). I have tried Bio Oil and Mederma but it doesnt work. Must i try more expensive products or treatments? If yes, may i know which is the best product? Or is there any cost-saving way that u can advice? Coz it is embarrassing that i have to wear stockings whenever i wear skirts or shorts. I have lost my confidence and I'm still young. Please help me!

Doctor Answers 2

A lightening cream should help with these scars.

Firstly, I hope you are not touching/ scratching or worrying these lesions, if you are - please stop. A lightening cream containing azelaic acid should be able to help you get rid of these - your dermatologist will be able to help you with this. Also, if you have sensitive skin that gets into trouble easily, you may need to use a good moisturising cream/ cleansing lotion like Cetaphil. 

Good luck!

India Dermatologist
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Dark pigmented scars and Melarase PM

Dark pigmented scars and pigmentation can be improved with topical creams such as Melarase AM and Melarase PM.  I would also use MelaPeel chemical peel to exfoliate the skin. Thick scars or hypertrophic scars also do well with Plato's Medicinals brand of Scar Serum. 

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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