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I had shingles sometime ago gone but left dark spots

I suffered from shingles about six months ago. They have now gone but have left Dark/black patches/spots/marks in that area. What is the best way to get rid of these? Male / 62 yrs
Fri, 22 Apr 2011
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Hi! pancholisumant,

Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,
Marks left by shingles usually don't respond to any creams .Best thing would be to go for a laser for pigmentation like Q-switched Nd:yag laser of 1064nm wavelength. You might require multiple sessions to get the desired result.
Also you should apply a 30 plus spf sunscreen daily to protect from direct sunlight.


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