Can fillers be used to fill a deep scar on my cheek? (photo)
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Fillers and deep scar
Fillers are a good way to help treat scars. I would definitely suggest you try a filler such as Restylane or Juvederm. The scar looks depressed and will help fill and lift the scar. You can safely have this procedure repeatedly on a yearly or as needed basis.
Filler is a good way to start
It will improve significantly and has a much faster recovery than scar revision. Your scar is spread and a formal scar revsion my be required but with a simple subcision and filler you will improve without sutures.
Scar revision vs. Fillers
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Cheek scar and fillers
From your pictures, it appears that your cheek scar is both depressed and widened. While you may get some partial improvement from fillers alone, I think a better strategy would be to consider a scar revision procedure to excise the scar and repair it with a meticulous closure. Scar revision would offer a more permanent or long term solution which may likely be all you need to improve the appearance. However, if you continue to have some depression after complete healing, fillers or fat could be used to improve any residual depression. Dermabrasion or laser treatments would also be a consideration in the future, if needed. I would recommend evaluation by an experienced surgeon who can see and feel the scar firsthand and then discuss all of the available options to you.
Best of luck!
A scar revision would give the best results.
Scar revision and soft tissue fill is required.
Can fillers be used for scar on cheek?
Depressed scars on face
Improvement of Deep Scar on Face
One option is to excise the scar and revise it. This is called scar revision. This will help not only the depressed quality of the scar caused by removal of the cyst but will also allow improvement of the scar itself (i.e. to try to make it less wide and less suture marked).
Another option is to use a soft-tissue filler like Voluma or Perlane after subcision. Subcision is where a small sharp instrument is used beneath the skin surface to remove any subcutaneous scars that may be tethering the scar downward. After subcision a filler can be placed to elevate the depression. This procedure will not address the surface of the scar (i.e. any widening of the scar or suture marks). At the same time it is a much simpler procedure with shorter recovery period compared to scar revision.
Your best option is to meet with a doctor with training and experience in this problem and let him/her examine the area and discuss your options. Good luck.
Scar rmoval with Voluma and Subcision
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