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Facial injury due to bike accident, skin peeling, black scar remains. Using mederma. How to lighten scar?

hello sir, i met with an bike accident 6-7 months back and face got rubbed on the road which cause skin removed. The injury is healed but black spot remained. Doctor from my locality suggested me to use medrema. After using medrema spot is lighten but it is still visible. please tell me how to remove this mark or at least make it less visible
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Unfortunately most scarring of the skin is permanent and often replaced with Keloid. There are generally two approaches to this problem one is surgical and the other is with a topical medicine. If the scarring is very deep-it is best to see a plastic surgeon to consider removal of the scar and possibly even a skin graft. Now days superficial laser treatment are also used with varying success, the availability and cost being their main drawback. Topical creams are generally combinations of Elastin, steroids and vitamin A or E . In my experience topical treatments may lighten the scar but will not remove them. Seeing as this is in your face I suggest you see a Plastic/cosmetic surgeon. I trust you find this helpful.
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