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can toothpaste remove dark scar spots from insect bites that was there from childhood? if toothpaste does work what's your best recommendation?

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Dr. Arthur Desrosiers
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
No toothpaste won't : Toothpaste will not work. You should see a plastic surgeon who can evaluate your scars and determine whether scar revision is necessary or if another non invasive treatment would be appropriate
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Location: I assume the dark spots are not on the teeth... But if they are, see a dentist to suggest how the spots can be removed. Dental options include bleaching, removing the dark areas and filling the depressions or holes with composite.
Dr. Alice Urbankova
Cosmetic Dentistry 17 years experience
No: Frequent gentle peeling or visit to dermatologist will help.
Dr. Daniel Kmak
Cosmetic Dentistry 31 years experience
No: No.
Dr. Jorge De la Pedraja
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Scars that are very old are mature and will not change.
Sep 12, 2013

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