When will my darkening scar that I got from a scrape fade? (photo)

A month ago I fell on my bike and fell on my cheek. The scrape on my cheek right above my cheek bone has gotten darker over time. How can I fade it without putting something over it? The skin tone of the scar is darker than my usual, I'm a tan person and the scar turned dark tan or brown. What do I do??

Doctor Answers 2

Treatment of dark scars on the face

I would start with a combination of fractional lasers, Melapads, Melarase PM, and light chemical peels. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation -- Skin Lightening, Light Peels, microsecond YAG

you can help lighten the skin with peels and skin lightening.    Please see an expert.    Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 196 reviews

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