Large scar on nose - Is this treatable? (photos)
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Injection vs. Shave excision
Hi, first I would have it evaluated to ensure it is a scar vs. skin cancer or other type of growth.
If it is a scar, options would include a cortisone injection to flatten it or a surgery to excise the scar or just to shave it flat. Thank you!
Scar on nose?
Hey lanky6! Good Morning. Thank you for your photos and questions and for being a part of RealSelf. This would be very simple to correct. I would excise the existing scar and just re-close. This could be done under local and with no downtime.
IIT and Plato's Scar Serum for a nose scar that is hypertrophic
You will likely benefit from selective IIT followed by application of Plato's Scar Serum twice daily.
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Non healing scar on nose
If you have a scar, it can be treated in a variety of ways, but...please see a dermatologist to confirm it is a scar before treatment. The history you give would not usually form a scar like that on a nose. There is a possibility that it is actually a growth that needs treatment, so an evaluation by a dermatologist is necessary with a possible biopsy if the area is suspicious. Better to be safe than to leave a concerning area untreated or mistreated.
Lasers, surgery, microneedling/prp, and tattooing have all been used to improve scars. Silicone based scar gels with growth factors are beneficial too. I suggest consulting with a board certified dermatologist for an in person evaluation. Best, Dr. Emer
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