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What would it take to remove this scar?

Hi! I have this scar that formed as a result of a pimple that didn't heal properly. It's approx. 6 years old, located on my cleavage and is about 3 cm long and 1 cm wide. Hard to say whenther it is keloid or hypertrophic. It is red-ish of color. Please advise whether it could be removed and what are my options. I had steroids injected in it once and I think it got even little bigger after.

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Treatment of keloid scars and hypertrophic scars on the chest

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Keloid and hypertrophic scars on the chest usually do not require surgery.  I would recommend a combination of IIT, laser therapy, and pressure treatment. 

Web reference: http://surgery90210.com/cosmetic-dermatology/38/scar-revision.aspx

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Chest scars heal poorly regardless of the cause or the surgeon that repaired the wound

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Chest scars heal poorly regardless of the cause or the surgeon that repaired the wound. It is very hard to remove a chest scar and create a new scar that looks any better. It is better to not attempt to remove these scars surgically as the result tends to be the same or possibly even worse! I agree that steroids are a reasonable option and should not cause the scar tissue to enlarge. It might not help but should not worsen things.

Best,

Stephen Weber MD, FACS

Web reference: http://weberfacialplasticsurgery.com/scar-treatments/

Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What would it take to remove this scar?

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Very hard area to treat with scar revision excision. You might be a "keloid" former. Try injections of steroid again for a series of 6 times every three weeks. Also low dose radiation may help. 

Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 55 reviews

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