What is the Best Cream Treatment for the Black Scars Cause by Shingles?

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Melarase for Dark Shingles Scars

Dark discolored scars caused by shingles can best be managed with Melarase cream applied twice daily for at least three months. The pigmentation is likely caused by PIH. 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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These scars should fade with the passage of time and strict avoidance of any form of sun exposure for at least 6 months or longer.

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Black scars from shingles

Time and sun avoidance will help somewhat. A bleaching cream with 4% hydroquinone which is available by prescription might also help

Vicki J. Levine, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

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