Consult Doctors. FREE.

Real Doctors, Expert Answers

Connect with Facebook Connect with Google For Doctors
By creating an account, you are indicating that you have read and accepted the DoctorXDentist Terms of Use.

Consult Doctors. FREE.

Real Doctors, Expert Answers

By creating an account, you are indicating that you have read and accepted the DoctorXDentist Terms of Use.
Registration Progress
Step 1: Indicate Topics of Interests
Step 2: Follow Relevant Doctors
Complete!
What are your interests?
Please select at least 3 interests.
NEXT
NEXT
Registration Progress
Step 1: Indicate Topics of doctors
Step 2: Follow Relevant Doctors
Complete!
Follow your favourite doctors
We found some doctors you may like. Click continue to follow them.
CONTINUE
CONTINUE

Consult Doctors. FREE.

Real Doctors, Expert Answers

Continue with Facebook Continue with Google

or

OOPS!

SOMETHING WENT WRONG.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

OOPS! SOMETHING

WENT WRONG.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

YOUR QUESTION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR QUESTION

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET

BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR QUOTE REQUEST HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR QUOTE REQUEST

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET

BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR THREAD HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY CREATED.

HEAD OVER TO FORUM PAGE NOW

TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION

YOUR THREAD

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

CREATED.

HEAD OVER TO THE FORUM PAGE NOW

TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION!

YOUR REVIEW HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR REVIEW

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

THANK YOU.

OOPS!

THERE IS SOMETHING

WRONG WITH YOUR EMAIL.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

OOPS! THERE IS

SOMETHING WRONG

WITH YOUR EMAIL.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

YOUR EMAIL HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBSCRIBED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR EMAIL

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBSCRIBED.

THANK YOU.

MESSAGES TO
DXD Admin from Singapore asked a question

How can I remove brown marks on my legs?

Greetings Doctors,

I like to seek advice regarding those brown marks due to insect bites and cuts on my legs. Some were close to 1.5 years and others are new scars. My skin colour is pretty fair and thus, the brown marks make it unsightly. I had visited dermatologists and tried lightening creams such as 4% of hydroquino and crystal tomato but none seems to lighten those marks. I was thinking of laser but I heard that it will darken the spots and there is risk of recurring. So I am confused what is the best treatment to lighten and eventually remove those brown marks on my legs.

Thank you so much for your time and your kind reply in advance!!! Please help me!!

DOCTOR’S ANSWER (2)
Dr Irenaeus Liu
Aesthetic
Singapore
(3 Ratings)
Consult Doctor
FOLLOW
Dr Irenaeus Liu
Aesthetic
Singapore
(3 Ratings)
Answered on Thu Jan 25 2018 04:58:17 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Dear Joy,

Yes these pigmentation are likely post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Chemical peels can be done over these areas. In this way, skin turnover is stimulated and lightening of these pigmentations are facilitated.

Non-ablative laser eg. NdYag laser also help with these pigmentations. It has to be a gentle laser setting, which will not worsen the pigmentation, but instead help to break down the melanin deposits. Many sessions of laser will be required.

0 96 views 0 Doctors agree Thu Jan 25 2018 04:58:17 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Consult Doctor
Dr Ho Rui Ming
Aesthetic
Singapore
(4 Ratings)
Consult Doctor
FOLLOW
Dr Ho Rui Ming
Aesthetic
Singapore
(4 Ratings)
Answered on Thu Jan 25 2018 04:59:10 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Hi Joy,

What you have described is Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH).

Lasers would definitely be one of the 1st-line options that I would use.

With the right laser settings, the risk of the spots darkening is actually fairly low.

Topical creams etc do help but do not reach the deeper layers of the skin which may explain why you have reached a plateau.

Hope that helps.

All the best!

0 96 views 0 Doctors agree Thu Jan 25 2018 04:59:10 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Consult Doctor

Get Doctor Quotes

We promise that we'll ask our doctor friends to give you their best possible price!
Name of Treatment
Category
Budget
Full Name
Email
Contact Number
Other Information
Contact By Phone
Contact By WhatsApp