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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can facial scars be removed?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anil Shah
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Improve not remove: There is no way to definitively remove facial scars. In some cases, larger scars can be directly excised and improved. In other cases, a variety of techniques may be used such as cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion and laser. Subcision and filler, prp and other techniques can also play a role. Most therapies involve a combination to work syngergistically to improve overall appearance.
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Treatment vs removal: Scars can be treated based on their characteristics, location and age. Options include scar revision, dermal fillers, lasers, dermabrasion, peels, etc. Obviously these recommendations must be customized for you. Seek out a board certified facial plasti surgeon.
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Depends: Treatment has to be customized and in most cases it may improve rather than remove the scars. There are various options available ranging from prp to fillers to dermabrasions to dermarollers. Consult a cosmetic surgeon near you.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can scars be removed?

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Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: A bad scar can be excised and may improve the cosmetic appearance. There will be a fine line there even in the best circumstances. Some people get hypertrophic scars called keloids and may benefit from steroid injection.
Last updated Dec 26, 2018


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