What can I do to remove old scar tissue from my lip? Is it safe to use Juvederm for augmentation? (Photo)
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In person consultation is the key
If the scar is thin the need for microfractionated (smaller fractionated lasers) carbon dioxide lasers as a scar remodeling technique vs scar revision. Scar revision could be considered if the scar is deep and thick, but it will leave another scar so if the thickness of the current scar is minimal again I would say that lasers will give you the best long term scar outcome.
The thickness also matters as far as the fillers that can be used. If the scar is almost full thickness that can make the injection of fillers more difficult and an experienced person is vital. That said, it can also be very helpful too to even out volume deficiencies.
I bet the scar is a little thinner than thicker as the mole removal should have been a superficial removal not deep.Thus seeing someone who can do microfractionated lasers and filler would be the best option.Not all carbon dioxide lasers and laser surgeons are created equal so make sure you discern the best in your area.
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However, if the scar tissue is 'tethered' to deeper structures, filler can actually accentuate the deformity by
raising the surrounding 'untethered' areas to a greater degree. In an in-person exam, your surgeon should
have a good idea of the texture of the lip tissue and scar. Scar revision prior to lip augmentation is also an
option, but requires much greater time and effort. Obviously, working with an experienced injector is very
important. Good luck to you.
What can I do to remove old scar tissue from my lip? Is it safe to use Juvederm for augmentation?
Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS
Triple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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A well placed filler by a skilled injector can definitely improve the appearance of your lips. The scar may need to be released before the filler is placed. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
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