How can I treat the small round scars on my legs? I have been told they can't be removed due to their age. (photos)
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Scars on Legs and Options
Scar Revision for White Scars
The option you noted (surgically removing them) is a possibility. The problem is that the natural tension of the skin in the legs can cause them to open up again, which would leave you with the same problem, but larger because the incision will be large (longer than the existing scar) to get around it. We would be very hesitant to recommend this because of the potential for the scars opening up again.
In rare cases, we recommend considering permanent makeup to try and darken the scars to match better with the surrounding skin. While this option is not ideal, we use it in situations where the patient is desperate and we do not have great alternatives.
Finally, one very expensive option that you may or may not find in your area is tissue expanders. Tissue expanders are commonly used for burn patients when a surgeon wants to remove a piece of skin and needs to expand it so that it closes together cleanly after the surgery. This is a specialty that is very unique. It has the potential to work for your situation but finding the right practitioner and justifying the expense will be the issue. Good luck.
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