I have 40 year old burn scars on legs, bottom and inner thigh area on one leg I also have old skin graft scars. What do you think about Micro-needling? I have already spent thousands on laser treatments with little improvement. Do you know any good doctors in the Seattle area?
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You can use a needle to undermine the burn depressed scars - this may help a little. The next best is to fill the area undermined with your own fat. this seems to work the best in my hands. A great deal depends on your expectations and the doctors experience.
Burn scar treatments
What are you trying to improve - color or texture or both? There are different types of lasers and they have different indications. You should seek out a board certified plastic surgeon since they have the most experience with burn scars and the various treatment modalities. Micro-needling in theory stimulates collagen development, but I have not seen any significant results in the literature and do not do it at present.
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