I had my mole removed last 2010 May 5. Since it's rounded and kinda big, it undergo dual process- shave Excision and Laser. The doctor advised mo to used Catrix Ointment because it will help to flatten the skin due to incision and gave me a scar gel removal. When I applied oinment in the skin, I massage it very well and even stretch it. I am fond of touching it always and now I have noticed that it gets deeper and deeper. Am I doing the right thing? Can I still prevent it from getting deeper? :(
Why is It the Scar on my Face Gets Deeper and Deeper?
Doctor Answers (2)
After a procedure, as the scar heals, the treated area contracts. As a result of the contraction, the area can become depressed. It is better to leave a mole slightly elevated knowing that as it heals, it will do this.
Scars can become depressed as they heal
As scars mature, they can contract. Sometimes they can become depressed as a result of this contraction. That is why some dermatologists remove moles slightly above the level of surrounding skin. That way, if they contract, there won't be as much of a depression.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.