Our expert says:
Hi Guy, thank you for the question.
The marks that you can see on the skin is most probably post-inflammatory pigmentation, and you have various options to treat them.
Topical: glycolic acid peels, a moisturizer that contains alpha-hydroxy acids, and a de-pigmentation cream that contains kojic acid, Bearberry, Mulberry root extracts, and glycolic acid.
Laser, IPL, IPL with Bi-Polar Radiofrequency: various skin rejuvenation machines on the market today can produce excellent clearance of pigmentory marks. These may be used alone or in conjunction with the topical regime described above.
Laser: these machines have a good track record in removing the scarring or ‘holes’ following acne, chicken pox, etc.
Two examples are the Fraxel and the Syneron Matrix IR Fractional Laser.
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