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You can see it on the bottom right of the picture.

Thanks,

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@TamHasan Very bad to peel a scab, ... it's your body trying to heal the underlying wound. You can cause permanent damage and discoloration. 

Go get a silicone scar patch and put it on nightly. Start using a retinoid. Vitamin C serum, and a hyperpigmentation cream like pca hydroquinone free pigment gel. Glycolic peels also help with discoloration. IT will take some time. Otherwise you need to see a dermatologist and have them do laser. This will take months to treat, see a derm if you don't want slow treatment. This is not a scar but hyperpigmentation. 

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20 hours ago, beautifulambition said:

@TamHasan Very bad to peel a scab, ... it's your body trying to heal the underlying wound. You can cause permanent damage and discoloration. 

Go get a silicone scar patch and put it on nightly. Start using a retinoid. Vitamin C serum, and a hyperpigmentation cream like pca hydroquinone free pigment gel. Glycolic peels also help with discoloration. IT will take some time. Otherwise you need to see a dermatologist and have them do laser. This will take months to treat, see a derm if you don't want slow treatment. This is not a scar but hyperpigmentation. 

Thanks for the reply, out of all the creams, which one would I need the most? 

Thanks

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15 hours ago, beautifulambition said:

@TamHasan The PCA hydroquinone free pigment gel and a retinoid nightly.

Are they able to be purchased through over-the-counter at a local pharmacy and how much do they each cost?

Thanks for your help.

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Which one should I apply first the PCA or the Retinoid and when should I apply it at in the day?

Once again, thanks for your support, you really have helped me! 

On 8/14/2019 at 12:36 AM, beautifulambition said:

@TamHasan

Welcome

Check your pharmacy and availability or Amazon. This is a international site. 

One thing I also want to clarify is that should the Retinoid be a cream or emulsion (droplets)

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@TamHasan Different countries have different things, ... Cream is fine or gel for the retinoid. 

Order You can do you pca gel during the day and your retonid at night, ... some do both at night. Spot test and see how you do. If it causes you irritation do less retinoid weekly start with a day - a week and build up from there.

Your very welcome.

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9 hours ago, beautifulambition said:

@TamHasan Different countries have different things, ... Cream is fine or gel for the retinoid. 

Order You can do you pca gel during the day and your retonid at night, ... some do both at night. Spot test and see how you do. If it causes you irritation do less retinoid weekly start with a day - a week and build up from there.

Your very welcome.

Thanks for you help, I really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. Are you a Dermatologist by any chance?

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On 8/16/2019 at 10:50 AM, TamHasan said:

Thanks for you help, I really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. Are you a Dermatologist by any chance?

How long should it roughly take to heal?

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