Laser or Dermabrasion for indented scars on forehead? (Photo)
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If I was asked to make a recommendation for you it would involve a few modalities. The two deep areas right above your nose on your forehead, I would actually excise, and do a plastic surgery closure. It would probably heal nicer without a depression. Anticipate a thin line versus the current appearance of the area.(By the way is this post dermabrsion?) There are a few other areas around your forehead which I would also do this to as well. After things had healed completely I would recommend dermabrasion/laser resurfacing with subdermal injections of a dermal filler in any remaining areas that need touching up.
I know its frustrating, but hang in there. Improvement is possible.
Good luck to you.
Forehead scars and subcision with lasers
Laser or Dermabrasion for indented scars on forehead?
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Dermabrasion will cause some inflammation within the actual skin layer. This results in swelling within the skin itself and so can cause the scars to appear worse due to the swelling. This can last up to 6-8 weeks after the actual treatment. So, your result to date will depend on the time between the photos and the actual treatment.I normally do not recommend any form of dermabrasion and routinely either recommend iPixel using radio-frequency (Alma Lasers Legato) or in fact, Erbium fractional laser ablation ( Fraxel). Again, I recommend and use the Alma Laser Harmony XL.A single treatment may not be enough. Look for a specialist familiar with these techniques.
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