I went to see certified plastic surgeon at 4 months since injury that resulted in scars on nose.
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I went to see certified plastic surgeon at 4 months since injury that resulted in scars on nose
Dermabrasion can be used to improve the appearance of scars.
Scarabrasion Works Well For Eliminating Scars If Performed Eight To Twelve Weeks After Injury
The longer a scar is permitted to mature, the less effective will the ultimate dermabrasion likely be, which would be the reason I would not suggest waiting a full year to treat. Finally, nowadays, in place of traditional dermabrasion using a motorized instrument or even manual dermabrasion using sterilized sanding paper, I would opt to treat with fractional dermabrasion, aka fractional microneedle therapy.
With this critical window in mind, and the fact that it is already beyond sixteen weeks since injury, I would suggest obtaining a second opinion asap to discuss these issues. For more information on scar treatment, check out the archives of Realself.com.