How Long After an Alar Base Reduction Can Laser Treatment Be Started to Minimize Scarring? What Laser Treatment is the Best?

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Improving alar base incision appearance


Thank you for the question.  I would wait at least 4-6 weeks before assessing the incision to see if anything is needed.  Silicone sheeting, Scarguard, and other products are available to help maximize the healing process.  Sometimes a V-beam early on can help with redness.  Fractional CO2 can help with texture later on after healing has bee nearly completed.

All the best,

Dr. Remus Repta

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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