Laser or Surgery to Remove Burn Scar?
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Removing burn scars with laser or surgery
In my experience surgery (meaning the excision of the scar tissue) usually creates a better cosmetic outcome. It does, however, depend on the size of the scar and whether or not it is hypertropic or a true keloid scar. Also, such things as limitation of movement secondary to the scar formation and contracture become involved in this decision. For those reasons, I'd recommend a consultation with a trusted plastic surgeon who can take a look at you in-person and help your decide what would work best for you.
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