Hi,i'm a 22 year old male that got biten by a dog 17 years ago got a nasty scar from it. So my question is,is there any method improve my scar? Here are some pictures from 17 years ago and now (taken whit a phone,sorry) Also sorry, ive you had trouble reading this becouse my main language isent english.
Dog Bite Scar? (photo)
Doctor Answers 4
Cheek scar treatment
Percutaneous scar release, layered skin closure after surgical excision, z plasty, and fractional laser are all the treatments I would use to improve this scar.
A better close up photograph of the scar or an actual examination will be more helpful. Unfortunately all scars are permanent
Dog bite scar
Unfortunately scars are permanent and with a possible revision the scar will be very red for probably up to a year. An in person exam is essential to be properly evaluated.
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