Is it true that chicken pox scars are permanent?

Is it true that chicken pox scars are permanent? I've had several people tell me they aren't but the internet and dermatologists say otherwise. In general, how long should an adult with such scars wait to get treatment?

Doctor Answers 3

Scar on Face -- Lasers (Fraxel, Co2, Erbium), Microneedling/PRP, Subcision, Surgical Revision

All scars are permanent but can be improved with a combination approach to treatment.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Chicken Pox Scars

Chicken pox scars can be treated but depending on the depth and discoloration there are a few methods to treat. A combination of injections with Restylane, Bellafill, and lasers such as Ematrix and Fraxel lasers. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green

Improving chicken pox scars on the face.

Chicken pox scars can be improved with a combination of ematrix RF, subcision, fillers, Yag laser, Exilis tightening, and skin resurfacing. Best, Dr. KaramanoukianLos Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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