How Do I Get Rid of Scabbies Spots on my Thighs and Legs?

I'm a darkskin African American with scabbies spots all over my thighs and legs I've had them since I was 11 I'm 23 years old now and they're still here. I never got a chance to cheer or do anything that involves me showing my legs as a child and I've tried bleaching cream but none of them seems to work. Please help me!.

Doctor Answers 2

Treating dark spots on the legs

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I would begin conservative therapy before lasers.  The Melaquin AM and Melaquin PM creams, followed by a chemical peel known as Melapeel will help improve these scars.

Hyperpigmentation Treatments on the Legs

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Hi Cathy.  There is hope.  We have often successfully treated long term dark scarring from trauma with q-switched lasers.  These lasers are more often used for sun damage, birthmarks and tattoos, but when used correctly (read - gently), they can also fade dark marks and scars that have been there for quite some time.  Check the link below to see the photos of a similar case.  

Be mindful that just because a practice uses a q-switched laser does not mean that they know how to perform a treatment like this.  It's very different than tattoo removal or sun damage treatments.  Good luck.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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