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What procedure(s) would remove this scar? (photos)

What procedure(s) (surgical and non-surgical) will remove the scar completely? The scar is: - On the top part of the nose, top part of the nasal bone, root/bridge area - Slightly depressed - Approx. 1.5 cm long - From an injury 25 years ago when I was a child - colored lighter than the surrounding "normal" skin Thanks,

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What procedure to remove scar at top of nose?

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The scar at the top of your nose does appear wide, depressed and lighter in color than the rest of your skin.  I would recommend a scar revision to remove the scar and ideally replace it with a thin, flat scar that would be less noticeable than the one you currently have.  

San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What procedure(s) would remove this scar?

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There is no way to definitively and permanently remove scars--that is the biologic way that the human body heals. Often however, a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with experience treating scars can help to diminish their appearance typically using a combination of approaches. Sometimes fractional laser treatments can improve the appearance of scars and make them less noticeable. It is a little hard to tell from this photo but it does appear that your scar is slightly wide and hypopigmented. You very well may benefit from a scar revision where the old scar is cut out and a new, nicer scar is made followed by an aggressive scar care program afterwards (taping, sun avoidance, scar massage, and laser treatments).  A plastic surgeon can definitely help you with that but make sure you consult with one that is board certified/eligible and has experience treating scars!

Megan Jack, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
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