What are surgical/non surgical options for this nasal laceration scar? (Photo)

This was a nasal laceration from February. I've been seeing a dermatologist for the past 3 months and received a number of cortisone injections. He is a non-invasive procedures dermatologist. Are there any more invasive options available to improve the overall outcome of this scar.

Doctor Answers 4

Plato's Scar Serum on your nose scar

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I would use a combination of fractional RF and lasers to help treat your scars. At home, massage with Plato's Scar Serum twice daily. 

Dr. Karamanoukian
Los Angeles

Scar on Face -- Lasers, Microneedling/PRP, Subcision, Fillers, Dermaflage/ScarMD

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I have found the best treatments for this are a combination. You will get improvement with Fraxel or viva and microneedling with PRP. I suggest only seeing an expert as skin care and sun protection will be essential as well. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Treatment of scar on nose from laceration

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Hi, I think your scar would definitely benefit from laser treatment. I would favor a fractional laser that would help blend your scar safely. This would not be covered by insurance, unlike the cortisone injections, though. I would see a dermatologist with expertise in laser procedures. I would not recommend scar revision surgery for this area. Good luck.

Scar on nose

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I would consider pulsed dye laser to reduce redness, bleaching creams and daily UVA/UVB sunscreen to reduce pigmentation, and possibly non-ablative fractional laser to improve texture.  
Dr. Ort

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