Excision of 2 Chicken Pox Scars on Forehead - Richmond, VA

Hated seeing these two indents on my forehead for...

Hated seeing these two indents on my forehead for 20yrs! Went in for a consult- wanted laser resurfacing, but opted for the excisions.

Excising a scar is invasive. Involves cutting out the old scar tissue and using the heathy surround tissue to close the wound. Left with a small linear scar, but less noticeable.

I am very happy with my results! Even though after removing the stitches they look rough.

I've been taking care of them by applying neosporin and small bandages. You must keep the area clean and moist, you don't want the area to scab, if so keep applying neosporin and cover them up at night locking in the moisture.

I'm blessed with good skin, so I hope the healing goes perfectly. I have also purchased mederma night scar cream and silicone scar patches. Will try those soon.

Wound is healing nicely!

Over my brow, has already healed. I'm able to were the silicone patch to help the healing, these patches allow the scar to remain moist and will results in a flat, skin colored scar.
The larger wound is still healing. Just applied neosporin. It's very important to keep the wounds clean and moist! Always keep them covered with silicone gel, patches, or neosporin if you want best results.

It's been 11 days since the excision and I think Dr. Montante did a wonderful job.

Healing Process

Scars are slowly healing at this point. The scabs are gone, but the wounds are still delicate.
I'm still waiting on my prescribe silicone gel. Mederma has been working well.
The over brow scar needs a lot of attention. Nervous about it being too visible.

Scars are slowing fading.

I'm able to apply concealer to the scars to make them fade. Hoping by the end of the year they will have lightened up, still a little pink. The $40 cream my PS recommended seems to not work as well. I'm sticking to mederma and silicone sheets.
Dr. Steve Montonte

Calm and humble. Great work on faces.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
2 out of 5 stars Wait times
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so u using 3 things? 1.mederma night scar cream 2.silicone sheets 3.silicon scar gel
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I was using mederma at night. Then scar sheets. Now just the scar gel.
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Wow! The result was excellent! In just 1 month your scar is unnoticeable! How many hours was the operation?
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About 20mins, super quick. But I was waiting about an hour.
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Hi. I have already sent you a personal messagge but you never answered to me and know i see you have updated your picture. Your scar looks very good.I have a problem as well to find before and after photos of facial excision. Does your doctor have any or how did you know he is the best for excision? Thanks
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The Doctor had no before and after photos to show. I wish he did. If you're unhappy with your scar and you notice it everyday... go ahead and get a consult! :) (in the last photo I uploaded I was wearing makeup***)
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REally appreciated your comments on dealing with scars with silicone patches. I found those by chance in the grocery pharmacy (!!) and they are doing a wonderful job flattening the little bumps left after my TT/Lipo.
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Great pics, thanks! Going to finally get my scar excised (smack dab between my eyebrows). I've waited too long... and I'm a doctor.
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Thanks, I've waited so long to do this... and I'm a doctor.
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Did I mention that I'm a doctor? ;) refresh is never a good idea when submitting comments
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Ahaha this may have made my night! I'm sure you'll be happy with the results.
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Did they use stitches or glue to close the wounds?
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Stitches, not sutures or glue.
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What was the price range for something like this?
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Mine was only $250 for excising 2 small scars. Considering it was cosmetic surgery, I was expecting to pay more. Using the laser would've cost me a grand with no guarantee. The additional cost will include the silicone scar sheets and scar gel, you want to invest in these.
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Thank you I planning on a getting the excision as well
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Was it $250 total that you paid? That seems really cheap. Was the procedure done in the doc office or the hospital? Did you have to pay for consultation fee?
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Yes! I was shocked, I was expecting to pay more. In office and free consultation.
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Keep posting the pictures as you heal.  I bet this will look super good in the end.  
Unrefined, organic coconut oil is also really great for scars.  
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Thank you! I will definitely keep posting, considering it was hard for me to find before and after photos of facial excisions. Coconut oil is great! I will have to use it too.
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That would be wonderful.   The coconut oil is also very inexpensive.  You can get a large jar for under $15.00 and it lasts forever.  
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