A 40-year-old member asked:
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what's usually recommended for getting rid of old chicken pox scars?

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Dr. Robert Alexander
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Several choices: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability.
Answered on Aug 22, 2013

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