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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can scars be removed?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
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.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
No: Scars can be moved, changed, improved, worsened, injected, but they cannot be removed.
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Scar Revision: They can be removed but will be replaced with another scar. Of course if this is done properly, the new scar can be much better than the old one. :).

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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.

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