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What is good to get rid of dark marks leave by scars?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Zasuly
Surgery - Plastics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Not much
These are best prevented and hard to get rid of.
Some creams, hydroquinone, may help. Dermabrasion can help but is tricky. Lasers may help. Avoid sun to area.

In brief: Not much
These are best prevented and hard to get rid of.
Some creams, hydroquinone, may help. Dermabrasion can help but is tricky. Lasers may help. Avoid sun to area.
Dr. James Zasuly
Dr. James Zasuly
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Dr. Otto Placik
Tincture of time
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Cosmetic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Chemical Peel
All of the mentioned methods (hydroquinone, ipl, sunblock, etc) are important.
One other treatment is chemical peeling. Peels such as cosmelan and vi peel are quite good at reducing pigmentation and are less risky than ipl on darker skin.

In brief: Chemical Peel
All of the mentioned methods (hydroquinone, ipl, sunblock, etc) are important.
One other treatment is chemical peeling. Peels such as cosmelan and vi peel are quite good at reducing pigmentation and are less risky than ipl on darker skin.
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Combination
The ideal is to avoid with the use of sunblock.
Once it has occurred, it may get better with time. A trial with hydroquinone, retinoids, and/or ipl should improve the appearance.

In brief: Combination
The ideal is to avoid with the use of sunblock.
Once it has occurred, it may get better with time. A trial with hydroquinone, retinoids, and/or ipl should improve the appearance.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Jane Chung
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Fraxel laser
Fraxel laser with bleaching cream can help.
If the scar is raised, active fx can be sued for evaporate extra tissue.

In brief: Fraxel laser
Fraxel laser with bleaching cream can help.
If the scar is raised, active fx can be sued for evaporate extra tissue.
Dr. Jane Chung
Dr. Jane Chung
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