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Fade Dark Scars
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
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
How to fade dark hyper pigmented scars on my abdomen? I've used Dermovate and it helped a little.Sunlight always makes them darker. I've had for 3 year
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
Scae is thick underneath is that normal the scar looks abit white sometimes unnoticeable sometimes its quie dark , ?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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?
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