What are the best treatments for scar color and size reductions? (photos)
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Scarring around areoal
Most skin lightening or darkening creams and/or wound gels will not significantly help. Of course you can consider tattoo as you stated for color match. You can also re-cut it again with surgery at the junction in an effort to improve, but there is no guarantee over time it won't recur. It may improve, but scarring is not just the result of the surgeon's technique, but a complex process that is effected both by your body, post op care and your individual family genetics.
What are the best treatments for scar color and size reductions?
Talk to your cosmetic surgeon. Before trying any method for reducing scar tissue, discuss your options with a cosmetic surgeon. He may have a standard practice to minimize scar tissue after breast implants. Follow his recommendations whenever possible. Use a silicone-based bandage or sheeting. The American Academy of Dermatology says that silicone bandages and sheetings can actually reduce the thickness of scars. Daily use is necessary for best results. You can also find silicone in creams and gels that may provide similar effects on scar tissue. hugs!
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Sometimes periareolar scar revisions can be done to improve the scar especially if its over a year out from surgery but it is impossible to guarantee that the scar will be any better. Consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon can help. Best of luck, MMT
This can likely be performed in your surgeons office under local anesthesia if he or she has that option available.
Tatooing of the scar with your skin tones is not likely to be a really good option in comparison to scar revision.
Best of luck!
Breast scar therapy
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