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Proper Age for Laser Treatment for Scars?

I am 13 and I have a scar in my face (left cheek,and lip). What age is appropiate to get a laser treatment to erase it completly?

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Scar revision when your growth has stabilized


While laser may make this better, it will never erase it completely and that is very important to understand prior to undertaking any surgery or intervention. At your age, if you are still growing, I would dissuade you from undergoing any surgery until your grwoth has stabiliized (female estimation 16 years). Prior to that your healthy healing response could produce a hypertophic scar.

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