How can I improve this scar on my leg from having an ulcer? (Photo)

I had osteomyelitis on my right shin with a ulcer that was infected & i went septic. How can i impove the way my leg looks?

Doctor Answers 2

The PIH can be improved with conservative therapy

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I would avoid lasers at this time in favor or light chemical peels and Melarase PM with Plato's Scar Serum. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Osteomyelitis Scar/Ulcer/Shin--Lasers (Fraxel, Co2, Erbium), Microneedling/PRP, Subcision, Fillers, Surgery

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This needs to be evaluated in person. A combination of  lasers, microneedling/PRP and fillers may improve appearance. Please see an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

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