What Are Other Scar Removal Options for Dogbite Scars on Cheek?

I was bit by a dog when I was three and over the last couple years, I have had cool touch laser, Restylane injections, and Fraxel lasers on my cheek. I was wondering if there is anything else that you would consider.

Doctor Answers (2)

Fraxel lasers best option for your scar


From your photo, it appears that the scar would respond and improve with more fraxel laser treatments. As many as 6 - 8 treatments may be needed to see optimal improvement. I would not do surgical revision based on your photo.

Charlotte Dermatologist
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Scar removal options

If you are displeased with the results of non-invasive treatment, surgical scar revision may be an option. You should see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation so that the scar can be assessed and options clarified. It is possible that the Y shaped scar can be realigned into one linear scar to reduce the problem. Best of luck.

Robert L. Kraft, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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