I got hurt when I was 4 year old. Would scar revision or laser scar removal work better for my facial scar? (photo)
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Treating facial scar
Facial Scar Treatment
There are multiple available that may improve your facial scar.
These include lasers, fillers or surgery. These may be used separately or combined.
Would have to see you to decide how to start to treat this scar..
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Subcision & Fractional Microneedle Therapy Work Well For Permanently Elevating Depressed (Atrophic) Scars.
Breaking up the abnormal bands of thickened, scar collagen accomplishes two things. First, it allows the surface of the scar to float to the surface. In addition, the tissue fluid that immediately fills the space following treatment contains growth factors and other wound healing substances that promote neocollagenesis, native collagen production, that allows for improvement and elevation of the scars. Between two to four treatments, spaced at six week intervals, are generally required to promote sufficient new collagen to achieve a satisfactory improvement. Since, the collagen produced is one's own, the results of subcision are typically permanent.
Fractional microneedle therapy aka medical microneedling works by creating numerous areas of controlled microwounding that set off in turn a cascade of events that result in new, native collagen synthesis, which translates into healthier, thicker skin that improves the appearance of the underlying scars. It is particularly useful for improving the surface tone and texture of skin to enhance blending with the surrounding normal skin.
Unfortunately, to date I have not been impressed with laser success rates nor the actual degree of overall aesthetic improvement with their use. When it comes to lasers, there is an abundance of media hype and a dearth of rigorous scientific support.
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