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A 29-year-old member asked:

what can reduce the appearance of facial scars?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
Facial scars: Depending on the scar you have a choice of surgical revision, makeup camouflage, permanent tattooing to blend the color.
Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Many options: Time is the best intervention. Facial scars will improve for up to 12 months. Steroid injections can be used for hypertrophic scars. Lasers can help with pigmented scars. Topical scar gels can help in the early healing period. If the scar is widened or poorly positioned it can be cut out surgically and replaced with a finer scar. Lastly, it can be tattooed to camouflage it.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Though tattooing is part of a (more) complete answer, I would never recommend this, especially on the face. The color never matches, and we end up doing laser tattoo removal when this is tried.
Aug 21, 2012

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are good remedies for healing facial scars?

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Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Facial Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Topical treatments: Include silicone gels and daily massage. We have been impressed by a new product called scar recovery gel. More invasive procedures include carbon dioxide laser resurfacing and dermabrasion.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What can I do to reduce small facial scars?

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Dr. George Yang
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Depends on the scar: The scars which are more treatable "at home" are the scars which are raised or elevated, as opposed to depressed scars. Silicone gels and sheets, as well as Mederma flatten scars and reduce redness. Massaging the scar also helps. Steroid injections can help flatten scars. Depressed scars will likely need treatments such as: scar revision, filler injections, subcision, or skin resurfacing.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are some methods of removing facial scars?

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Dr. Eugene Alford
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Z plasty : Z plasty or running w plasty or other forms of local tissue trasnfer can be used to hide scars by moving them to areas where they are hidden or less visible.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is an effective home remedy for facial scars?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes a few options: Yes, but in the meantime consider avoidance of sun exposure with sunscreens, topical silastic gel sheeting, scar massage, and pressure therapy. If the scar continues to grow beyond 6 weeks, consider steroid injections. Also consider e use of skin bleaching agents for hyperpigmentation scars. Ultimately surgery may be necesssary.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Are there any good ayurvaedic medicine that is good for facial scars?

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Dr. Stanley Frileck
Plastic Surgery 59 years experience
Not really: Keep your scar prptected from the sun, use a good sunblock and do note use vitamin e as this is an irratant.

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