Article Medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
Last year i was bitten by my pets flea’s and have been left with scarring on my legs.
its been a year now and i can still see them.
what would you recommend for me to get rid of the marks completely!!!?
This sort of problem commonly occurs on those with olive or darker skins, and is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It is a result of some sort of trauma (like an insect bite, or scratch) and can last for a long time in many cases. It is almost like a long lasting tan in that area. The best way to treat it is to avoid sun exposure, wear sunscreen, and also use a topical lightening agent . The stronger topical lightening agent such as Kligman’s formula will require prescription from one of our doctors