Facial Surgery Scar For Dog Bite. What Do You Recommend? (photo)

I had a surgery on my face when a dog attacked me and tore apart the flesh of my right cheek when i was 5 that means twelve years ago. That surgery left a scar a big on my face of which i am attaching a photo.kindly tell me what is the best treatment for this scar? whether i should use any gel or cream? or should i go under some specific surgery or laser treatment? what would be the best option to make it as least visible as possible. kindly suggest asap !!

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Dog bite scars can be improved

Scar revision including scare excision, z plasty, and fractional co2 laser resurfacing to improve the scar. 

 

Topical creams include Melaquin AM and Melaquin PM.


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Dog Bite to Face

I'm sorry to hear about your experience.  Unfortunately the best way to improve this scar is to undergo a scar revision followed by treatment with special topical creams to minimize scarring.  Please consult with a board certified specialist who can better assist you in achieving the results you seek.

Kimberly Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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