I'd like to ask for advice regarding the treatment/restoration of an old hypertrophic scar. (photo)
Doctor Answers 4
Scar therapy for your facial scar
Johnson C. Lee MD
Hypertrophic Scar Reduction
1. The strength of the solution (this varies and your injector chooses it).
2. The amount of product injection (this is a judgement call based on experience).
3. The way the product is placed. The scar needs to blanch for the product to get where it needs to be.
Your scar is a perfect candidate for injections and we would highly recommend going down this path again with a different injector before doing something more dramatic like surgery.
See an example of a keloid scar below that was flattened with Kenalog injections.
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