Scar Treatment: Is Laser the Best Option?

I had a fibrous popule removed from my nose 6 months ago. It has healed over but there is now a scar on the side of my nose that is red\dark. I am looking into some type of laser to reduce the redness and darkness.

Any help you can provide into what I should be looking for and what I should expect both good and bad would be extremely helpful. Thank you!

Doctor Answers (1)

Color change following lesion removal


It is common to have some discoloration after the removal of a mole or fibrous papule on the face.  Typically, this improves over a year.  It is very important to minimize sun exposure in this area as UV exposure can worsen the discoloration.  I suggest seeing a board certified dermatologist to evaluate the biopsy site.

Houston Dermatologist

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