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Scar/post Inflammatory Hyper Pigmentation

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#1 nbabasketball

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:19 AM

hey,

 

about two weeks ago, i shaved and as always got a few ingrown hairs on my upper lip. ironically, the bad ones have actually dissapeared now and have left no mark. however, there was a small red mark on my upper left moustache area, so i put some toothpaste on it in an attempt to calm redness. i did this for three nights, however by night three it had filled with pus and in the morning it exploded, leaving an open wound. it then scabbed over, and i had to constantly moisten the scab and remove pus from it, however, when there was no more pus, i allowed it to scab over, applyed moisturiser to quicken up the scabbing process, and about five days later it fell off. i have now been left with a dark mark, which is very large and embarrasing. please can anyone suggest any treatments to lighten the mark. 

 

thanks,

p.s. how long will it take to fade, or become less obvious. a month? 

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:24 AM

an AHA product would help skin turnover to fade the mark. Also applying sunscreen during the day will help it fade faster.






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