I've had these scars since I was little. It's a tribal mark that was put on me, but I have always hated it. I just can't take it anymore and want to get rid of it. Ooh, I was told that it was done with a razor blade-ouch! Thank You.
Best Way to Get Rid of Tribal Scars on Both Sides of my Face?
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Tribal facial scar revision
The goal of scar revision is to improve their appearance. Nothing can make them completely disappear. That said, your scars are depressed and oval shaped and would be ideal for excision and careful closure. Other options include fillers to improve their depressed appearance.
Hi there! I've actually seen those types of scars before and yes, they were most likely done by razor blades. First you must understand that once you have scars like that it will be impossible to remove them entirely. There are several options, however, to help reduce their size. Perhaps the best option is simple surgical excision. By excising the scars and closing them in layers, you would most likely reduce the width considerably but the length would remain the same. Another option would be to use facial fillers to help reduce the contour but this would have no impact on the length or width of the scars. I would suggest going in for a consultation as this is something that requires a thorough discussion. Good luck!
Tribal scar revision
The goal of any scar revision is to make the scars look as good as possible. The oval shape of your scars lends itself best to simple excision and closure with stitches. The risk of raised scar after any procedure is slightly higher in black skin than other types, but I would anticipate a really good result for you.