i have a 15 cm long scar on my left cheek, I got it when I was 6 months old while playing with a blade. I have never applied any scar removal cream and not even any laser treatment, Can anyone please suggest for the best possible treatment. thank you
15 Cm Long Scar on my Left Cheek, Best Treatment?
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Melarase creams for the skin and fractional co2 for scar resurfacing - Los Angeles
Begin treatment with a topical skin lightener such as Melarase PM first. The next step would be fractional co2 laser to resurface and even-out the skin. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
Creams and lasers will not help this scar after so much time has passed. While the scar cannot be removed, it can be made less noticeable with multiple small zig-zag incisions to break up the linear aspect of the scar. I think you could get a very nice result using this technique.
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Scar Revision with Profractional Laser Resurfacing
Hi Parul. Before considering surgical excision, we would suggest trying a fractional laser resurfacing procedure. We use the Sciton Profractional resurfacing and have had some success with other scars like yours. Multiple procedures would be required and 5-7 days or recovery is necessary. We are located in Orange County and would be happy to meet with you to discuss the procedures.
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