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3 Doctor Answers | Asked by Peter Lubowic in London, UK
The size depth of chicken pox scars are important factors in deciding which techniques or combination of therapies is best for improving their appearance. Small chicken pox scars can be treated by a method known as punch excision, in which the area is anesthetized locally and the scar punched out with a cookie cutter-like instrument and sutured closed with very fine suture material that is removed in just a few days to minimize the risk for the development of stitch tracks...
The best treatment for the scars depends on the size and depth of the scar. Some severe scars are best treated my excision while others will show marked improvement with ablative laser resurfacing treatment. The scars should be mature and pale in color before optimum therapy.
We agree with Dr. Hall and would suggest the following possible solutions:CO2 Laser ResurfacingErbium Laser ResurfacingExcision (surgical removal)DermabrasionGo to several consultations to get differing opinions for what might work best in your situation. Good luck.