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Do i go to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for scar reduction?

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Dr. Emily Ridgway
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Both can help

Both plastic surgeons and dermatologists can improve scars.
Dermatologists stereotypically use modalities like dermabrasion or laser and surgeons typically excise scars if there is a contour irregularity or may also offer the modalities of dermabrasion or laser depending on their experience. Both teams can help- this is an area of overlap where your particular scar may make one more appropriate.

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In brief: Both can help

Both plastic surgeons and dermatologists can improve scars.
Dermatologists stereotypically use modalities like dermabrasion or laser and surgeons typically excise scars if there is a contour irregularity or may also offer the modalities of dermabrasion or laser depending on their experience. Both teams can help- this is an area of overlap where your particular scar may make one more appropriate. Connect with a doctor for a more personalized answer ›
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Dr. Emily Ridgway
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