Could I burn or cut out a scar to make it look like an accident instead of self injury?

Could I burn or cut out a scar to make it look like an accident instead of self injury?

Doctor Answers 2

Cutting scars are permanent

Cutting scars are permanent. I would consider fractional laser and RF, IIT, and topical Plato's Scar Serum to make them look better. 
Best, Dr. Karamanoukian
Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Scar revision

Hello and thank you for your question. You may be a candidate for a scar revision.  I have performed this in self-injury scars before.   The most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate you in person.

Best wishes and good luck.

Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon

Richard G. Reish, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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