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How to clear a facial scar, when i was little i was attacked by a put bull and now my scars are really noticeable.how can i get them off?

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Dr. Anthony Corrado
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
Scar Revision: Traumatic scars can be removed or revised depending on the extent and location of the scar. A careful facial exam assessing the severity, quality, and color of the scar is very important. After the exam decisions can be made as to what treaments will be used. Common treatments for hypertrophic (thickened) scars include: surgical removal, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, and steroid injections.
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Dr. Michael Macdonald
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Scar revision, laser: Scars can never be completely removed, but they can be improved or made much less noticeable via scar revision or laser therapy.
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Dr. Jeremy White
Surgery - Plastics 17 years experience
Scar Revision: There are multiple approaches to scar revision including surgical excision, turning a linear scar to a "zig-zag, " dermabrasion, and laser resurfacing. You should seek a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon to determine what is the best approach for you.
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Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Scar revision: One would need to consult with a specialist. A combination of scar revision and possible laser resurfacing might be of benefit.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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