A 37-year-old member asked:
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can you flatten a scar with dermabrasion?

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Dr. Allison Holzapfel
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: This depends on the location of the scar, but raised scars on the face can be significantly flattened with dermabrasion.
Answered on Dec 7, 2015
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Dr. Lara Devgan
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon.
Answered on Jul 22, 2018
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