What can I do to remove/improve this old scar on my nose? Its from a childhood accident resulting in stitches 20 yrs ago.(photo)

What can i do to remove or improve this old scar on my nose? When i touch it i feel the scar line. When i use makeup you can still see it. Also Ive had it for 20 years. You can see it better in person then in in my puctures. I fell as a child smacked it on the corner of a weight lifting weight rack. I got a few stitches. 20 years later. This is what im rocking.

Doctor Answers 3

Scar on Nose-- Lasers (Fraxel, Co2, Erbium), Microneedling/PRP, Subcision, Fillers

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This needs a combination of lasers and fillers like bellafill.  I suggest seeing an expert in scarring and cosmetic laser treatments.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

Scar on the nose tip

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I would start with Plato's Scar Serum. Assuming the scar is not tethered, I would suggest Restylane injections to build up the atrophy.


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Scar on nose

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The scar on your nose is most noticeable because it is depressed.  This depression creates a shadow line when light shines on it making it more noticeable.  I would recommend a complete excision of the scar with everted suture closure followed by dermabrasion 6-8 weeks later.  Hope this helps.

Taha Shipchandler, MD
Indianapolis Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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