Hello, I had dermal grafts planted onto my acne scars, but my surgeon made it to big and oversize. So, I had to go to another doctor to get it excised. It seems like he didn't do a good job in suturing. There are suture holes, suture lines, dented scar, and dog ear. I am now depress and don't know what to do. What can I do? Should I have it re-excise? Here are the pictures attached.
What Should I Do About These Linear Dented Scars from Excision? (photo)
Doctor Answers (7)
V Beam laser, silicone gel, time
If possible, see a laser dermatologist for early V Beam treatment- this can help remodel EARLY scars, and can reduce redness, and possibly stimulate a little collagen. Adding Silicone Gel or a sheet on a nightly basis can help.
Use SPF ( you don't want the red bits to go brown), and give it time.
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and Aesthetic Dermatologist
Unhappy with revision results
Your scars look recent - they will improve with time.
Then consider some form of resurfacing with peels, lasers or dermabrasions. Best wishes.
Treatment of Facial Scarring from acne surgery
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A couple of dermabrasions really improves scars alot.
Linear dented scars from excision
It would be important to know how much time has elapsed since your procedures. Injections with steroids and patience may help alleviate some of this condition. For more aggressive treatment, deep facial resurfacing, as suggested by others, would likely be very beneficial. Good luck!
Laser Resurfacing for Excision Scars
Hi B. Your best bet would be traditional or fractional CO2 or Erbium resurfacing. Although the results may not remove the scars completely, they should help, especially since they are new. The longer you wait, the more difficult the scars will be to revise. Good luck.
Lasers might help
Lasers can help reduce the appearance of scars. There are a few different types of lasers depending on how much down time you can tolerate. If you are in Northern California, might I recommend you try to see Dr. Suzanne Kilmer. She is one of the best laser experts in the country and is in Sacramento.