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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...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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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 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'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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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