Treatment for Hyperpigmented Scar on Dark Skin?

Hyperpigmented scar on nose from when I accidentally scrapped the tip of my nose. Is there a treatment you would recommend?

It's been about 6 months and I've tried lightening creams of all sorts which didn't seem to be working. I've read Laser treatments aren't good because I have a darker complexion.

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Hyperpigmented scar

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Certain prescription medications may be beneficial including a retinoid (tretinoin, adapalene, tazarotene), azelaic acid, low-strenth cortisone cream, hydroquinone. I would consult in person with a board certified dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon in your area.

Good luck.

San Diego Dermatologist

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