What Can Be Done About Indented Scars on Forehead?

I had a staph infection 5 years ago that left 4 indented scars on my forehead. I had some laser treatments on them that did nothing. What can I do to fill them in and reduce the "hole" appearance?

Doctor Answers 1

Indented scar should be treated with filler injection first

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Indented scars should be treated with fillers first prior to laser resurfacing or surgical scar revision. Restylane, Juvederm may be used for shallow scars using 32 or 30 gauge needle where as Perlane or Radiesse may be considered for deeper indented scars using 28 gauge needle. Fractional CO2 laser can be helpful but may require more than a couple treatments to maximize collagen production along indented scarring.

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