Alar base scar improvement - What are the best options? (Photo)
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Alar wedge procedure
Revising alar excisions is difficult.
Those are difficult incisions. They are not quite in the ideal location. I would suggest consulting with dermatologists who specialize in surgical dermatology. Perhaps these can be gently shaved down using a variety of techniques, including laser techniques. I would not recommend another surgery. If it can be done at all by nonsurgical means, that is really what you should have. Look for somebody with a long run of experience in dealing with these. Some of the newer laser technologies are excellent. There are other techniques that possibly will be available to you, but certainly exhaust all nonsurgical means before considering any revision surgery.
Robert Kotler, MD, FACS
Over 4,500 nasal procedures performed
Alar Base Scar Revision
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Dermabrasion may offer you some benefit, and I would choose this before considering laser treatments. In my experience, your skin type should not be a major issue with dermabrasion.
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