What about brown scarring from picking?

Hello DR. does tri-luma help with brown sccaring from picking? I.. like to try it ty

Most of the time, the brown spots you see after picking aren’t really scars.  Meaning they aren’t truly depressed below the level of the skin or a different texture.  Most of the time these spots are just a temporary increase in pigment (melanin).   So yes, Triluma or other hydroquinone based “bleaching” creams will help.   But……… you must STOP PICKING!  It’s the human condition and you have a lot of company but you cannot truly treat those spots unless you stop.  Dr. I

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