I had a rhinoplasty on May 20, 2010. The external splint that was placed on my nose after surgery caused an indented scar on my nose. The scar is 4mm x 10mm, dark red/brown. Is it likely that the scar will go away with time, as that is what my dr told me? But then again he also told me that I wouldn't have a scar and I do. My dr prescribed Ultraquin (4% Hydroquinone Cream USP) to lighten the hyperpigmentation of the scar area. Are there better treatment options available? I am 28 yrs old.
Indented Scar Treatment After Rhinoplasty
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Indented Scar after Rhinoplasty
Both of these problems should resolve with time. The indentation was probably caused by increased splint pressure in that area, limiting the normal temporary post-op swelling. Your bleaching cream will hasten resolution of the hyperpigmentation. Avoid sun exposure on your nose in the interim.