Any treatment for this scar and how much? (photo)
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Getting the right combination for scarring: lightening creams, peels, lasers, fillers
This can be improved with a combination of lightening creams, chemical peels such as salicylic acid, lasers and fillers, if necessary. I recommend a formal consultation with a scarring expert. Best, Dr. Emer
The difficulty with this scar is that it is so diffuse. In smaller scars, formal excision and reclosure, particularly with a staged set of excisions, could produce a smaller, thin line scar but yours is so large that I do not think that surgery would be the first option of choice. My concern is that you have already undergone a variety of procedures which have not been effectual such that you have to evaluate whether to spend more for a marginal improvement. Best wishes.
Thank you for posting your question. For dark scars, hydroquinone bleaching cream is a good option for help lightening them. IPL intensive pulse light treatments can also help lightening scars and making them less noticeable. As of now, I recommend putting on sunscreen and avoiding sunlight exposure to reduce further hyperpigmentation. Best of luck.
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