What treatments can I use on a burn scar on my leg? (Photos)

I have two burns scars on my upper thighs (kinda inner part) from 9 months ago, from burning hot cheese. I just was wondering what the best option for the best result I can get for fixing them. They are a darker color then the rest of my leg and the one on my right leg is raised a bit. Opinions on, Lasers? CO2 Fraxel Laser? What would be the best options?!

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Burn Scar on Body - Lasers, microneedling, peels, skin care, sun protection

This can be improved with lasers, microneedling, peels, and skin care. I suggest using skin protection and avoiding sun exposure to this area. Please see an expert for treatment. Best, Dr. Emer

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Scar reduction treatments

Hello. Thank you for your question and photos! There are many different treatments to reduce the size and color of scar tissue. Generally, in my practice, I prefer to use a combination of Microneedling (works very similar to a fractional laser in that it breaks up the scar tissue) and a Genesis laser (which does a good job of reducing the redness in the scar tissue). However, if this scar is keloid tissue, steroid injections may be a better option. Before you decide on a procedure, it would be best to have an in-person consult with an expert who can evaluate the scar tissue itself. I hope this helps, and good luck!

Flora Waples, MD
Denver Physician
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