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    Scar Removal
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    saw15 posted:
    I have dark skin and have scars all over my legs from insect bites and a very bad habit of scratching. Is there anything I could use, whether over the counter or natural to reduce the appearance?
     
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    Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
    Dear Saw,

    As a woman of color myself, I understand your predicament.

    The most simple regimen would be sunscreen in the am (to prevent the scars from becoming darker and thicker) and a good moisturizer with hydroxy acids or retinol in the pm (for rejuventation). I like Cerave SA or ROC retinol.

    If that does not work, there are great lasers that can be done!

    I hope that helps


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