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how to lighten up the dark scars on my skin

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Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience in Breast Surgery
Bleaching cream and: Tretinoin.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience in General Surgery
Probably: It may be ok but not sure what your goal is. This will get dark again. There are places that would do that blanching and probably last longer. Is this ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
YES: Safe but not effective.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ross Blagg
15 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Safe, yes. : Skin lightening creams such as those with hydroquinone are generally safe to use on the face and can help blend skin that has a splotchy appearance in ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Depends upon the age: If this is a new injury - i would suggest waiting a period of 1 year for the scar to "mature." if the scar is older, there are a variety of prescri ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pigment changes: You can try laser therapy or hydroquinone.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Skin: Hydroquinone is still the main treatment but you should see your dermatologist to get the best therapy.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
Bleaching agents: Topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and newer bleaching agents such as elure can help lighten hyperpigmented or d ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Sorrentino
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Laser treatments: Fraxel laser treatments or other laser resurfacing can do an excellent job of skin tone evening.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Bleach,peel,laser: Results vary but combination bleaching creams with hydroquinone, kojic acod , arbuthnot can be helpful alone or in combination with chemical peel or t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
No scar.: You probably refer to white spots(not a scar in true sense). For white spots, a prescription ointment called Protopic might help to restore the pigme ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience in Breast Surgery
That's a good history: For being a candidate for tretinoin the use of which can be tricky and it can only be prescribed by an M.D.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Dark Spots: Discuss chemical peels and laser therapy with your dermatologist. Chemical peels involve using citric acid to remove the damaged top layer of skin fro ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
It really depends: on why there is dark skin in this area. If it is related to a fungus then an antifungal cream may help. But if it's post-inflammatory hyperpigmentatio ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Silicone &sunscreen: The use of silicone gels and sunscreen are probably the most effective treatments. Avoiding tobacco use is another. Sms scars may respond to peels, la ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Skin lightening: There are the otc products like meladerm cream, dermology skin brightener and skin bright skin brightener that work welll. There is also kojic acid, a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Those sound like: sun exposed areas. Start by using a strong sunscreen - or covering your skin when exposed to sun.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience in Emergency Medicine
You will need laser: to address all of these things. You are on several medications, so adding another would not be a good idea. Good luck!
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
See a doctor: It is hard to say but you may have a disease called argyria, which causes your skin to turn grey. Are the white portion of your eyes white or a greyis ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. H. william Song
28 years experience in aesthetic Medicine
Fractional Laser: Fractional laser resurfacing is the most effective, but it's not for everyone and is costly. Pulsed light treatments, chemical peels and prescription ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Skin lightener: A great cream to use is either hydroquinone or kojic acid. VI Derm makes great products
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Big picture: The key is long-term acne control. If topical benzoyl peroxid has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Post-acne pigmentati ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buckman
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diagnosis needed: Diagnosis is needed. Some dark spots are easy to identify and come with age. Others, represent a skin condition, such as melasma, which would requir ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Be careful: Long-term use of lighteners is dangerous and can permanently disfigure you. I'm not a dermatologist, but perhaps sunblock on your head and neck would ... Read More
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