I am 29 years old and I burned myself in 2007. Can be be removed? (Photos)

It's on my right hand. Hi, I am 29 years old and I burned my self in 2007. I have the scar which sometimes inches and when I scratch it thickness. Can be be removed

Doctor Answers 2

Thick burn scars can be difficult to treat.

Hello and thanks for sending the photo. Thick burn scars can be difficult to treat, but some therapies to explore are massage and topical like silicone sheeting. Also, sometimes the scar can be improved with an injection of steroid.
Good luck.


Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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Keloids/Scar -- Fraxel, 5fu/steroids, pulsed dye/vbeam/yellow laser, microneedling/PRP, surgical removal

I suggest seeing an expert this may require a combination approach for improvement. Please seek a formal consultation. Nothing removes scars completely. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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