How can an indentation caused by liquid nitrogen used to freeze a seborrheic keratosis on the bridge of my nose be healed?
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Dent caused by liquid nitrogen on nose.
If finally healed at two weeks, there is still softening and resolution of swelling to occur. I would recommend nothing other than ultraviolet avoidance as long as there is any pink discoloration at the treatment site.
If there is still an open wound that has not completely epithelialized, you may indeed have some scarring. Keep it clean and moist; do not pick any scabbing, or the scar will be worse.
If contour irregularity persists after a couple of months, superficial dermabrasion can reduce the depression. Keep in touch with your doctor as this area matures. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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Indentaion on the nose after liquid nitrogen
Sorry you are having a problem. A blister means it was a second degree tissue change. You are still early. Scars on the nose usually heal very, very well. But give it more time, like a year. Keep your doctor in the loop for possible scar therapy. Indents in the nose tend to fill in, so I am optimistic without seeing or examing you. If you need extra work, be sure to see only a board certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon. All the best, "Dr. Joe"