13 doctors weighed in:
How can I get rid of my scars?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Permanent
Scars are permanent.
The only way to get rid of a scar is to surgically cut it out, ideally by creating a cut and leaving a new scar in a less conspicuous area. Every injury through the full thickness of the skin leaves a visible scar forever.

In brief: Permanent
Scars are permanent.
The only way to get rid of a scar is to surgically cut it out, ideally by creating a cut and leaving a new scar in a less conspicuous area. Every injury through the full thickness of the skin leaves a visible scar forever.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Options....
There are several.
It depends on where the scars are and how old they are. Sometimes topical treatments may be beneficial. More invasive options like dermabrasion, peels or scar revision may help depending on your situation. Seek a (facial) plastic surgeon out for advice.

In brief: Options....
There are several.
It depends on where the scars are and how old they are. Sometimes topical treatments may be beneficial. More invasive options like dermabrasion, peels or scar revision may help depending on your situation. Seek a (facial) plastic surgeon out for advice.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Already
Answered many times.

In brief: Already
Answered many times.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Improve NOT remove
It is possible to improve scars but nearly impossible to remove scars.
This requires an assessment of thickness, width, depth, color, texture, location, direction, behavior, adjacent/adherent tissues etc. Depending on the evaluation, an apporopriate intervention(s) is prescribed or recommended. Techniques used may inlcude excision, incision, flap/graft, rearrangement, resurfacing, laser, etc.

In brief: Improve NOT remove
It is possible to improve scars but nearly impossible to remove scars.
This requires an assessment of thickness, width, depth, color, texture, location, direction, behavior, adjacent/adherent tissues etc. Depending on the evaluation, an apporopriate intervention(s) is prescribed or recommended. Techniques used may inlcude excision, incision, flap/graft, rearrangement, resurfacing, laser, etc.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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