can red indented marks/scars heal themselves?

  • samlouise1985
  • 2 years ago

I had laser treatment for a very small patch of facial thread veins a month ago. It blistered immediately and after 2 weeks the blister had scabbed and the scab fell off. However, i am now left with a red indented mark which looks to me like it is fully healed so i am worried it is now an ugly depressed scar! It looks worse than the small red vein i started with! The scab came off 2 and a half weeks ago and there is no scabbing, crusting etc any more - just a huge ugly red indentation in the exact shape the blister formed. It looks awful :(

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I have the exact same type of wound except on the tip of my nose! and from a "hyfrecator" ; The dermatologist lacked to tell me it would replace a small blood vessel with a much larger mark:(. i read through the posts trying to gain some insight, how many months was it until the normal color returned??
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Once mine healed from the blister it was..it was probably 2 months but even then it looked darker because it was so indented. I'm currently undergoing Deep FX treatments and its getting better.
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Can you give us an update, now more than a year later how it is? I also have laser treatment with similar results and now have to small ugly depressed pits on one of my nostrils. My doctor has me using Neocutis Bio-Restoritive serum and Tazorac at night. I haven't noticed any improvement. :(
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Hi, I have had a similar experience recently and now have indentation on my chin. My dermatologist recommended I massage the area with vaseline six weeks after the wound has healed.. Just wondered how you are getting on with the Neocutis Bio-Restoritive serum?
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I'm still using it...unfortunately there's still no noticeable improvement. It's been a month now. How's the vaseline working?
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It's difficult to say whether the vaseline is improving it or if the skin is just healing by itself... It has gotten smaller & is less red but is still very noticeable... I sent some pics to my Dermatologist - she said the skin was still healing and I should go back to her in 3 months...
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The clinic I had the laser treatment with wanted to do aggressive micro derma abrasion on it, they said there was no risk of making it worse unless I picked the dry skin following the treatment. The Dermatologist I see said there is a risk of making the scar bigger with derma abrasion and I should not carry on any treament on it until at least 6 months...!
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Hi! Sorry i did reply to this first comment but i am unsure if it sent / posted? Apologies if it didnt - or did and im now repeating myself! My scar was so deep and visible! But a year on and although it is still indented it is nothing like the picture i originally posted! It took a good 6 months for me to feel more confident and then in the january i startled needling it wvery 3 weeks and it is barely visible - i can notice it but i doubt any one else would! I had dermabrasion for 3 month last august, sept, october but didnt see any worth while inprovements. Could just b time though also?
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Keep on going with vitamins and you will be fine. In 1-2 months from now, no one will notice it on your face. I wish you quick recovery.
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Fairly deep. If you look at the picture u can probably see it was quite indented. It was sbout 1mm to start. Id say its under 1mm deep now but looks uneven and probably more indented as there is a shadow from the border of skin surrounding it. Ha, ok anything to help promote healing im willing to try!
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how deep was the indentation? Also forgot to mention eat a lot of vitamin C, E, K, A, zinc, biotin, niacin to promote the natural healing of skin. But do not overdose yourself!
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Thank you for all your advice, i do appreciate it. Do you think the indentation may eventually even out? I do hope so :)
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Tea tree regenerates skin, but first try it on your hand, and dilute with water if necessary. I am glad your are progressing, it will be better and better as time passes. But as I mentioned in previous post, it might take several months to ged rid of the redness. About the indentation, it will not be noticable when the redness will go away. I know it is hard to be patient but time is the only answer. Give it a few more months and use sunblock when going out.
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Really? How does tea tree work? Only i have some of that lying around the house... I also have silicone gel sheets but i dont think theywill work on my indented scar/indentation??
Thank you again, it doesnt look as deep as it did those 3 months ago but its definately still there and indented (red when wash my face etc) fingers crossed it keeps improving like you say :)
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From what I read so far, it will fade eventually, but it will take a long time, from 6 to 12 months or even more, but it should blend in with the rest of the skin.
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Thank you for your advice. I really hope so. It has been 2 months now and it is slightly better - i just hope this continues. Was concerned as it looked healed, just like a chunk of skin was missing! Not very attractive at all :(
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you might speed up the process a bit by using vitamin E, aloe vera or tea tree oil. Google it and you will find general info how to use it. But still, it will take a long ime ( months ) to heal. I aslo read about silicone gel products, should be helpful, but again, it requires a persistant usage in a long run.

Anyhow, you should see a little difference each month. When going outside use a sunblock 30+ for at least half a year.
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