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Medium bumps on lower calves/ankles start hard red then itch later;fades to dark/scars;What are they?; No bedbugs, mites, etc. I eat healthy, exercise

Medium bumps on lower calves/ankles start hard red then itch later;fades to dark/scars;What are they?; No bedbugs, mites, etc. I eat healthy, exercise

Insect bites: obviously these are possible bites due to insects that jump and not fly so they can only go upto your knees like fleas.orout door isects if you walk in the grass try wearing clothes that cover you legs and see if you still get them using a good insect repellant might help ...Read more

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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more


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How could i fade old scars/dark spots on my body?

How could i fade old scars/dark spots on my body?

Increased Pigment: One of the most under-recognized causes of dark spots is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This is a dark spot that occurs after some type of trauma to the skin - especially infections like acne. Medical professionals can use lasers, chemical peels, depigmenting products, cryotherapy and dermabrasion to remove hyperpigmented skin. ...Read more

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Why do scars get darker?

Why do scars get darker?

Multiple factors: Scars can get darker in people following a recent surgery or injury and a/ unprotected exposure to sun. B/ hormonal imbalance in some patients due to disease or side effect of medication. C/ darker skinned people - fitzpatrick skin types 5 & 6 and sometimes 4. D/ infections/chronic irritation of site can also induce darker scars to form. ...Read more

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Any tips to remove dark wound scars..?

Any tips to remove dark wound scars..?

Natural Process: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more

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What causes my superficial scars to be dark?

What causes my superficial scars to be dark?

Likely genetics: Scars are influenced by many things. If all your scars are dark. Even superficial scratches then if is due to genetics. Often seen in people with darker skin. ...Read more

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What shall I do for the dark scars from wounds to fade?

What shall I do for the dark scars from wounds to fade?

Some dont lighten: There are a lot of products out there that claim to lighten scars. Some say lemon juice, aloe vera, cucumbers, garlic powder etc. Scars take 6-12 months to mature. Inflammation is part of the healing process and can leave some scars lighter and some darker. No matter what you use it is going to take 6 months to see what the scar does on its own. Hydration always helps scars. There are Rx for this. ...Read more

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Scae is thick underneath is that normal the scar looks abit white sometimes unnoticeable sometimes its quie dark , ?

Scae is thick underneath is that normal the scar looks abit white sometimes unnoticeable sometimes its quie dark , ?

Can be: scars take time to ripen. over time they usually get whiter and softer. some people form keloids which are ropelike scars. a year or two is normal until a scar fades. ...Read more

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As of a few months ago, every time it get a cut or scratch, my scars turn very dark brown. My scars used to be normal. What could be the cause?

As of a few months ago, every time it get a cut or scratch, my scars turn very dark brown. My scars used to be normal. What could be the cause?

Natural Process: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells get deposited in the area and give it the brownish coloration you see. Over time, there will be some fading as the injury matures. ...Read more

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I recently had pitryasis rosea. And I have dark scar-like marks were all the sores were. Is this permanent? is there anything I can do to help It heal

I recently had pitryasis rosea. And I have dark scar-like marks were all the sores were. Is this permanent? is there anything I can do to help It heal

No and no: The dark marks are not permanent. They take time ans usually fade away. It might take from 6 mnths to 2 yrs and you cannot do anything to hasten the process ...Read more

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How can one lighten up dark scars on skin?

How can one lighten up dark scars on skin?

Avoid sun & bleach: Avoiding sun exposure and inflammation as well as the use of peeling/bleaching agents commonly containing a combination of steroids, retinoids, and hydroquinone are the most commonly utilized treatments. On o casino chemical peels, resurfacing, laser treatments, ipl and fractionated therapy may be also used. ...Read more

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How to lighten up the dark scars on my skin?

How to lighten up the dark scars on my skin?

Scar Treatments: Depending on how old they are you may benefit from bleaching creams, steroid injections, silicone gel, lasers or additional surgery. Consult with a physician who specializes in scarring to discuss the best options for you. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure dark 'scars' on skin?

What's a good way to cure dark 'scars' on skin?

Hydroquinone: One of the most effective treatments for "skin stains", or darkening of the skin after acne, is hydroquinone. It is available without a prescription in 2% strength and should be applied twice daily to the dark spots only, not the surrounding normal skin. Some formulations contain glycolic acid, which help as well. It often takes 6 or more weeks to see any improvement. ...Read more

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My cuts healed into red scars and have been that way for months and dont seem to be fading. they have a dark outer rim as well?

My cuts healed into red scars and have been that way for months and dont seem to be fading. they have a dark outer rim as well?

You may be unlucky..: You seem to describe possible hypertrophic scars. which are kind of like an over growth of the healing process gone hay wire. Keloids are also an issue for darkly complected individuals. It might be time to consult with a Plastic Surgeon. ...Read more

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I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?

I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?

Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or: cover with Neosporin and a bandaid. Distract yourself from scratching. Once they are scratched vitamin E or Me derm may help. Avoid touching as scratching makes it worse. All the best. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dark scars?

How can I  get rid of dark scars?

Can be improved mayb: Scars can not be made to disappear. There are scar gels and creams that can improve the appearance of a scar that you already have. You can sometimes have a surgical scar revision, but this is just trading one scar for a new scar that should look better. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of dark facial scars ?

What are ways to get rid of dark facial scars ?

That depends: The treatment will depend on the reason your scars are dark. Vascular scars are treated differently from pigmented scar which are treated differently from scars tattooed with dirt from an injury. An in person consultation should be able to narrow things down. ...Read more