Best option for chicken pox scar in a forehead line? (Photo)
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Treating a chicken pox scar on the forehead
There are a few options for you. If the scar can be hidden/disappear by stretching the skin, this suggests that putting a little filler into the scar can help fill it out nicely. Otherwise, subcision or laser resurfacing can be tried, or punch excision. Best to have a dermatologist properly assess your scar and review options specifically for you.
Best option for chicken pox scar
The first and simplest thing to try is a dermal filler. Physical properties of fillers differ, so it's important to select the correct one. In your case, I would probably recommend Restylane or Belotero. Since Restylane is available in a 0.5 cc syringe, that will be your most cost effective solution. BTW, there are no FDA approved fillers for use in this area, so it will be an off-label use. If further improvement is desired, a series of 3-5 Fraxel (or similar 1550nm) laser treatments will help blend the edges. As for dermatologist, plastic surgeon or medspa, the forehead is not a place to poke needles without a pretty thorough knowledge of facial anatomy. I'd suggest dermatologist or plastic surgeon if you're just interested in filler. If laser or other skin treatments are desired, dermatologist. Regardless, do your homework on the physician you choose.
Fractional lasers and ematrix RF for your chicken pox scars.
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Best option for chicken pox scar in a forehead line?
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