What is the best treatment for a large and deep scar that was caused by steroid Injection atrophy and thin skin?
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Keloids/Scar -- Fraxel, 5fu/steroids, pulsed dye/vbeam/yellow laser, microneedling/PRP, surgical removal
Depressed and atrophic scar
Dear AnneI am sorry you are dealing with this. Based on your pictures I imagine this scar is on your outer thigh, where there is some skin laxity. The good news is that it has not even been 4 months since treatment. I really do believe time may improve the situation so it is worth waiting and seeing. However by a year if there is persistent deformity and pain, you owe it to yourself to visit you local plastic surgeon. Her or she might suggest simple scar revision. Depending on the extent of atrophy, fat injection could further enhance the result. Either way, I wouldn't recommend steroids in the future unless there is a clear indication for it. If they are used, they should be instilled conservatively. I hope this helps!
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