January 01, 2018
Treating Dark Scars with Melarase Creams
Facial acne can be annoying…especially given that it can lead to characteristic scars that can last months to even years. Cystic acne can cause either atrophic scarring, in which there are permanent dents in the skin; or dark scars that can last for months.
Dermatologists attribute acne-related dark scars to a process known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or PIH. When pimples erupt, the inflammation in the skin stimulates pigment cells to produce excessive amounts of melanin, which gets stored in the skin. Even though the pimple disappears, the melanin continues to stain the skin and cause a dark spot.
Los Angeles plastic surgeon and skin expert, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, recommends a combination of laser therapy, RF ablation, and Melarase skin products to eliminate dark scars on the skin. Lasers and RF can zap away melanin in the skin, but need to be combined with proper skincare in order to prevent the skin from darkening again.
He recommends the following skincare products for dark acne scars:
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