A 32-year-old member asked:
I received a hypertrophic scar after a laser treatment. the doctor said this was because i had rocks in my chin. is this true?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
No: Hypertrophic scarring after laser resurfacing is due to the laser energy penetrating too deeply into the skin. Laser treatment is just a controlled burn injury: a superficial burn does not cause scarring, but usually causes some change in pigmentation, a deeper burn will cause a variable degree of scarring, some people have a tendency toward hypertrophic scarring.
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Last updated Mar 9, 2013
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