How to reduce/get rid of old scars? (Photos)

I am ashamed to admit that these 8 year old scars are from self-harm . I have had a skin graft to the top of my forearm back in 2011 but it has actually made it look worse . What treatments would help me remove this or to "hide" it , I have looked at scar camouflage but really would appreciate expert advise before I have any treatment

Doctor Answers 2

Scar on Body From Skin Grafting -- Lasers, Medical Tattooing

I suggest seeing a laser expert this can be improved with combination therapy such as lasers, PRP and medical tattooing.  Best, Dr. Emer. 


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Skin grafts for cutting scars

I would begin topical Melarase creams and Melapads to lighten your skin graft, followed by pulsed dye laser and fractional lasers to blend it in better. 

Best, 

Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

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