Is there any treatment to remove white spots and scars?

I have multiple scars, with no pigment on my arms. I am praying there is some kind of procedure to get rid of them. Do you know of anything? I had a lady try medical tattooing, which did not work. I am desperate to have these go away. Please help.

Answers from doctors (6)


Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

Published on Jun 03, 2016

There has been some success restoring pigment from loss of melanin in vitiligo using an excimer laser. These are not common, treatments are expensive, and many sessions are needed.

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Answered by Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

There has been some success restoring pigment from loss of melanin in vitiligo using an excimer laser. These are not common, treatments are expensive, and many sessions are needed.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Jed Horowitz, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Published on May 18, 2016

Sometimes microneedling and/or fraxel lasers can help.

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Answered by Jed Horowitz, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Sometimes microneedling and/or fraxel lasers can help.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Larry Leverett, MD, FACS

Published on Mar 21, 2016

Laser resurfacing is one of the best ways to achieve a smooth skin tone after scarring.

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Answered by Larry Leverett, MD, FACS

Laser resurfacing is one of the best ways to achieve a smooth skin tone after scarring.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Mark E. Mason, MD, FACS

Published on Feb 29, 2016

White scars are difficult to treat, but the Sciton profractional laser treatment may be an option along with photofacial laser treatments. The profractional laser treatment is a deep laser procedure and definitely has about 5-7 days downtime. Another option may be Sciton Halo laser treatments, and it may take multiple treatments. It is difficult to know without looking at the scars and where they appear on your body. I hope that this may help in finding some options.

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Answered by Mark E. Mason, MD, FACS

White scars are difficult to treat, but the Sciton profractional laser treatment may be an option along with photofacial laser treatments. The profractional laser treatment is a deep laser procedure and definitely has about 5-7 days downtime. Another option may be Sciton Halo laser treatments, and it may take multiple treatments. It is difficult to know without looking at the scars and where they appear on your body. I hope that this may help in finding some options.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Published on Feb 24, 2016

I appreciate your question.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!


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Answered by Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S.

I appreciate your question.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!


Published on Jul 11, 2012


Edward Domanskis M.D.

Published on Feb 24, 2016

I recommend ScaRxtape after any injury or surgery, but you need to start using it within two weeks and for three months. If your scars are white, then nothing much is possible except tattooing like you mentioned.

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Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

I recommend ScaRxtape after any injury or surgery, but you need to start using it within two weeks and for three months. If your scars are white, then nothing much is possible except tattooing like you mentioned.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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