These scars as seen from the photo attached are from when I self-harmed around 3 years back. I've tried scar removal gels and bio-oil as well as silicone sheeting but they still remain visible and they take a toll on my self-esteem. It makes me self-conscious and I've been searching for options to reduce/remove them. How should I go about doing so? I've heard about microneedling, will it help? Or any laser treatments?
Hi Doctor, what is the best way to remove the self-harm scars on my left upper arm near my shoulder? (photo)
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Fractional co2 laser for cutting scars
Self harm scars are usually hyperpigmented and very hard to improve. Treatments include the fractional co2 laser to resurface the scars.
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
Hi Doctor, what is the best way to remove the self-harm scars on my left upper arm near my shoulder?
Micro needling could slightly improve but as with any laser therapy it would take multiple sessions. Also consider excisional repair.. Good Luck..//
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