How do I heal a chemical burn scar from rubbing alcohol? Been a few months and I still have this red circle on my face. (photo)

A few months ago I decided to use rubbing alcohol to get rid of a cystic blemish by leaving it on all night with a bandaid on too. Instead I woke up with 2 dark circles on cheek. They eventually formed a scab but I had to be an idiot and pick them. One of the marks has healed well but this other mark hasn't and sometimes would fade a little and other times look really red. My dermatogolist isn't much of a help. Someone plz tell me the diagnosis and what I should do to heal it?

Doctor Answers 2

Plato's Scar Serum for a burn scar

Local wound care followed by daily Plato's Scar Serum once the skin heals over. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

Burn Scar on Face - Silicone Based scar gel with growth factors, sun protection

This likely needs silicone based scar gels with growth factors and vbeam or yellow laser treatments.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 159 reviews

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