Our expert says:
Hi D, thank you for the question and my apologies for the delay with my response.
I must start by saying that I am sorry to hear the predicament you are in and congratulations on taking steps to address your concerns.
This is a difficult question to answer over the net as one would need to examine the areas of concern to give you an adequate answer regarding the scars.
My advice is to consult an aesthetic medical practitioner or a plastic surgeon who can examine the scars and recommend the appropriate treatment regime.
Safe hair removal on darker skin types is possible today with the correct hair removal technology (e.g.: Syneron eMax or eLight). However the safety of the technology and the prevention of side effects such as pigmentation changes are dependent on the operator of the machine.
If the ‘scars’ you mention is pigmentory changes that have resulted from the hair removal cream (inflammatory process) then a number of options exist to reduce or lighten this pigmentation. Topical products such as NeoStrata Pigment Lightening Gel and the Brightening Cream SPF 15 can be used. One can couple this with the NeoStrata Glycolic acid peel regime to enhance the effect on the pigmentation. Further reduction can be achieved with skin rejuvenation technology but once again the technology choice must be safe for your skin type and the operator needs to be experienced with treating darker skin tones.
Following from the above your best option is to be examined by a doctor with a special interest with your skin concerns.
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