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A 30-year-old member asked:

How can i reduce the appearance of a facial scar?

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Dr. Robert Stroup
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Many options: If the scar is fresh, you can try silicone gel, vitamin e, scar massage. If the scar is mature, the best options are scar revision or skin re-surfacing depending on the particulars of the scar.
Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Facial scar options: Facial scars will improve for up to 12 months after the injury or procedure. Beyond that time point, steroid injection, laser treatments or scar revision are helpful depending upon exactly what the scar issue happens to be. See a board certified facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist to discuss the option most appropriate for you. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

What can reduce the appearance of facial scars?

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Dr. Andrew Pichler
Facial Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Facial scars: Depending on the scar you have a choice of surgical revision, makeup camouflage, permanent tattooing to blend the color.
A 24-year-old male asked:

I have a scar on my face what could you recommend to reduce the appearance?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Laser Scar Treatment: Laser therapy can work on all types of scars, including keloids (raised scars), atrophic scars (pock-marks), and hypertrophic scars (raised, pin-point scars). Keep in mind that laser scar removal is not always the best idea, as those with severe acne, rosacea or other skin disorders may experience unwanted side effects such as severe pain and redness outside of what might normally be expected.
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 23 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.

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