How to treat my unhealed red scar on my face? How to make it completely heal and then turn to white? (photos)

Please help me! I still worry about my face, becos it has been 3 months since the traffic injury. This scar face is still red n does not turn to white. Also becos i used many corticosteroids cream last 2 months, it seem stunt n does not heal properly . I really worry if it can become hypertrophic scar. really need help n want to kno" how to make this wound heal n then turn to white color ".

Doctor Answers 4

Treating a bright red scar on the face

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At this point, I would recommend a combination of fractional lasers and PDL to help soothe the scar. Apply Plato's Scar Serum twice daily. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Red Scar

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It will likely still lighten up a bit with time, so don't panic.  But if you would like to help it along, see a surgeon experienced with lasers.  A pulsed dye laser is probably the best choice for this.Best of luck,Dr Rodman

Regina Rodman, MD
Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Pulsed dye laser for red scar

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Usually pulsed dye laser is helpful to improve red scars.  It reduces the vascularity of the scar which diminishes the red color.  This is non-invasive and can be repeated more than once if needed.  I would suggest that you see an experienced laser physician.Regards,Dr. Ort

Richard Ort, MD
Lone Tree Dermatologic Surgeon
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Pulsed Dye Laser

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From the looks of your scar photos, the redness is the most visible part.  This redness can be improved with laser scar revision using a vascular laser like a Pulsed Dye Laser.  A few treatments, even starting now at 3 months out, can help to alleviate the redness and improve the scar texture.  I would seek consultation from a board certified doctor who know about this technology.

Jason D. Bloom, MD
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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