Treatment for Dark Neck Scars?

I have hair growth on my neck and from using tweezers on them. There are small dark scars all over my neck. I'm so unhappy and depressed. What can help?

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Removal of dark scars on the neck and face - Melarase

I would recommend that you start a topical skin lightener such as Melarase twice daily to improve the dark scars. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Dark Neck Scars

Dear Darkangel,

Depending on the color of your background skin, you may be able to do a few things:

1. Laser. Fraxel may help resurface the skin on your neck and improve these scars (if you are light skinned)

2. A combination of chemical peels and hydroquinone therapy plus/minus microdermabrasion (if you are darker skinned).

The answer will depend on the age of the scars as well. I would recommend going to see a board certified dermatologist in your area for a consultation who can provide the options best suited to your needs.

Good luck,

Dr. Mariwalla

Kavita Mariwalla, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

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