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2 Doctor Answers | Asked by Monik in Puerto Rico
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...
If the scar is small and in an appropriate location, surgery may be the best solution. Larger scars or those in areas that do not do well with excision often do better with dermabrasion of fracional CO2 laser resurfacing.