Are Scars More Noticible on Darker Olive Skin?

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Using Melarase AM and Melarase PM creams after surgery for dark skin

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I ask darker complexioned patients to use Melarase AM and Melarase PM creams prior to and after any ablative laser or surgical procedure that may discolor. 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Darker Skinned Ethnic groups are More likely to develop Ugly Scars

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Darker Skinned Ethnic groups are more likely to develop prominent, hypertrophic ugly Scars and certain areas are more prone to develop these scars than others.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Noticeable scars in darker skin

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Scars are not necessarily more noticeable on darker olive skin. However, the tendency for hypertrophic scars is greater in individuals with thicker and darker skin.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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