How To Fade Black Boils?
Hello doctor, can the black boil scars disappear / fade because of the location of the boil scars in the lower leg area, which looks uncomfortable to see. thank you
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Scar or what is commonly known as "scar" is a sign that remains on your skin after wound healing. Generally, scars will disappear on their own. But there are some scars that don't really disappear, in the form of thin lines, holes in the skin, blackened skin, white skin, and excessive growth of new skin tissue.
Changes in skin color in medical language are called dispigmentation. Human skin color is determined by melanin. This pigmented biopolymer is produced by a process called melanogenesis by melanocytes. Melanogenesis disturbances in injured skin will result in dyspigmentation of the scars. Extrinsic factors that regulate melanogenesis include ultraviolet radiation (UVR), drugs, tanning lotions, and whitening creams. All extrinsic factors can affect skin pigmentation. Prolonged wound healing and secondary infection in the wound can increase the risk of scarring getting worse.
There are various treatment options that can reduce skin dyspigmentation, but may not eliminate it completely or permanently, including:
1. Tanning lotions. Contains dihydroxyacetone which can make skin darker or brownish. Used for whitening scars.
2. Bleaching creams. Some of the ingredients contained in bleaching creams, including hydroquinone, mercury, and glucocorticoid. Used on for blackened scars.
3. Camouflage cosmetics. Applying make-up to the scars can disguise the difference in skin color on your scars.
4. Laser therapy. Laser therapy can reduce blackened scars by suppressing melanocyte activity, and reduce whitening scars by increasing melanocyte activity.
5. Surgery. Surgery on scars.
We recommend that you consult directly with a dermatologist, so that an examination can be done and get the appropriate treatment.
Thus, hopefully this is useful.