What can improve my surgical scar on my cheek? (photo)

I have a 2cm long surgical scar on my cheek. What can i do to improve it? Ive tried fraxel 3 times but got zero improvement. Would re-excision or dermabrasion improve it? Thanks.

Doctor Answers (3)

Atrophic acne scars

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Our office specializes in scar revision. We would recommend a combination of fractional co2 laser resurfacing and subicision to improve these scars. 

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Scar therapy

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Although the results of scar therapy vary from person to person and scar to scar, the results are considered permanent. 
Not infrequently potential patients avoid surgery because fear of an unsightly scar. To remedy this, I now utilize and formulate compounded topical creams to treat, relieve and minimize scars for each of my patients:
• new scars
• old scars
• surgical scars
• keloid scars
• stretch marks
• hypertrophic scars
• hyperpigmented (dark) scars
• various acne scars, and more...
These scar removal creams contain prescription strength medications each individually known to reduce and/or reverse the scarring process but never before compounded together into one high potency formulation. These medications are added to a base of anhydrous silicone (the most common ingredient in everyday topical scar therapy) and Pracaxi oil, found in the Amazon rainforest and known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Many health insurance plans actually cover the cost of the creams and they can be delivered directly to the patients door step. In other words, no need for multiple trips to the doctor for expensive and painful laser treatments, or wasted money on minimally effective over-the-counter scar therapy products. Instead, with just two applications a day my patients now perform scar therapy in the comfort of their own home.

Ryan Stanton, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Options to improve scar on cheek.

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Although scar revision and dermabrasion are options to help improve a scar on the cheek, your scar appears depressed, so it is also possible that a filler could also be injected under it to improve the appearance.  

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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