Our expert says:
Hi Lerato, thank you for the question.
I will presume that the ‘marks’ you are referring to are dark pigmented lesions on the skin. if this is the case the pigmentation that has developed is most probably due to the inflammatory reaction in the skin that resulted directly from the chicken pox ulcerations.
Unfortunately, these pigmented lesions may be very difficult to treat. In some individuals the pigmented marks will disappear by themselves but may take months or even years before resolution is seen. Of the utmost importance is sun avoidance and using a good SPF that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. My advice is to add a depigmenting cream such as NeoStrata Brightening Cream SPF 15 during the day and the Pigment Lightening Gel at night. One should only place the creams on the pigmented lesions.
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