What approach would you take to treat this vertical, indented forehead scar
This is the type of scar that would likely respond well to subcision and filler injection. Given the narrow nature of the scar I think it is unlikely that you will require formal scar revision surgery. I hope this information is helpful for you.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
Scar on Face -- fillers, lasers, microneedling/PRP, subcision
Facial scarring can improved with subcision, fillers, medical tattooing and laser treatment or surgical removal. I suggest you speak to an expert. Best, Dr. Emer
For a quick temporary fix, injectable facial fillers can definitely improve the appearance of the scar. There is minimal recovery time but may require multiple treatments depending on the type of filler used. A more permanent solution is subcision of the scar and filling the area with fat grafting taken from somewhere on your body. There will be more significant swelling and bruising and permanent results may not be seen for up to 6 months. In my experience, both produce great results but it depends on your comfort level with a surgical procedure and which recovery period you are comfortable with. For the best treatment options, it is important to visit an expert for an in-person examination. Hope this helps!
Johnson C. Lee MD