What is the difference between a dermatologic surgeon and a facial plastic surgeon and which would be best to seek out for scar revisions?
Dermatologic Surgeon Vs Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Choosing a surgeon
A dermatologic surgeon is a dermatologist and a facial plastic surgeon is usally an otolaryngologist not a plastic surgeon. Without knowing the history of your scar, what it looks like etc it is impossible to say which would be best. Dermatologists tend to be better with lasers and topical medications. Otolaryngologists and plastic surgeons tend to be better when surgery is required. There are some exceptions where the surgeons do a lot of laser treatments and have acces to multiple lasers etc. Without more information it is impossible to know what treatment would be required or recommended.
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