Will cortisone injections remove my scars? (Photo)

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Combined with other treat,ents

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Cortisone would only be part of treat,ent and may be temporary. Laser either pulse dye, long pulse yag can flatten raised scars. There will be bruising for several weeks after the procedure. The alternative would be cutting out the scar but that would be more costly and will leave a longer scar which is hopefully better .

Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
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Scars cannot be "removed" they are permanent. They can only be "improved". 
Scars go through a maturation process of several months during which time  they usually improve considerably. 
Appearance of scars depend on the technique used, the scars a person forms (this is inherited) and time.
Judicious use of Steroid injection, pressure therapy can help during maturation process. We like to wait 12 months before (surgical) scar revision can be planned. 
A visit to a Plastic Surgeon can tell what you can realistically  expect from a revision. 

Guido P. Gutter, MD
Evansville Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck scars and Plato's Scar Serum

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I would begin applying Plato's Scar Serum on the abdomen followed by Clear and Brilliant laser and microneedling to help improve scar texture and color. You will likely need liposuction to the lower abdominoplasty flap. 

Dr. Karamanoukian 
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Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Scar and Cortisone injections

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I am sorry but this scar looks too severe to be removed from Cortisone injections. It would take lasers and possibly a scar revision surgery to improve this scar.  Please consult an expert in scar treatments.  Best, Dr. Green

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